Do you study the U.S. Presidents at home or in the classroom? Whether or not you’ve planned Presidents’ Day activities, there are many that can be put together easily. Others could be started this week, using Presidents’ Day as a springboard for discussion.
Some natural themes for Presidents’ Day are money, individual presidents (such as George Washington or Abraham Lincoln), naming and sequencing presidents, timelines of Presidents, and elections.
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Here are some posts with ideas that work well for Montessori-inspired activities:
Presidents’ Day Posts and Resources
George Washington’s Birthday/Presidents’ Day US, February 21, 2012 from North American Montessori Center
Coin Polishing for Presidents’ Day (a great version for toddlers/young preschoolers) from Parenting in the Moment
Montessori-Inspired Activities Teaching about Money and Presidents (my post from last year, which includes a coin polishing science activity for older preschoolers)
Montessori Homeschooling Tip: Presidents’ Day, including using President Nomenclature Cards from NAMC’s 3-6 Montessori Homeschool Program
American President Cards, Age 3 to 6 (available for purchase) from Montessori Helper
American President Cards, Age 6 to 9 (available for purchase) from Montessori Helper
Counting to 44 – Presidents’ Day Sequencing Activity (including link to free printables) from Toddler Approved
Historic Figures Sets for George Washington and Abraham Lincoln (available for purchase) from Montessori for Everyone
Celebrating the Personal Life of George Washington (including George Washington’s courtesy lessons) from Montessori 21st Century’s Weblog and American Montessori Consulting
2012 United States Presidential Election Unit Study from American Montessori Consulting
Presidents Day Activities from Carrots Are Orange
Free President Songs and Rhymes for Circle Time (songs for a variety of ages)
Kids’ Presidents’ Day Activities Pinterest Board
Follow Deb @ Living Montessori Now’s board Kids’ Presidents’ Day Activities on Pinterest.
I have a Kids’ Presidents’ Day Activities Pinterest board filled with activities of all types and for many levels. They aren’t necessarily Montessori activities, but there are lots of wonderful ideas for homeschools, schools, and afterschool activities.
How are you studying the U.S. Presidents?
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