Help kids learn about American history with these fun President’s Day Kid Craft Ideas. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln finger puppets and more!
President’s Day Craft Ideas For Kids
President’s Day Crafts are a great way to teach kids about American history. Did you know that Presidents’ Day is officially known as Washington’s Birthday?
When is President’s Day?
Washington’s Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732.
The shift from Washington’s Birthday to Presidents’ Day began in the late 1960s when Congress proposed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act combined the celebration of Washington’s Birthday with Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, which fell on February 12.
I’m fascinated with history and love teaching my kids about the Presidents. When my son was really little, he could name each President by memory. It was so fun to hear his little voice recite all of the president’s names. We slacked off studying them and he doesn’t remember much now, but he definitely has a love of history still to this day.
I thought it would be fun to quiz him today about the presidents and do a few kid crafts. Here are some cutePresident’s Day kid craft activities I’ve found around the internet. Click below for directions and more fun President’s Day craft ideas for kids.
President’s Day Paper Plate Craft
Making this adorable George Washington Paper Plate Craft by The First Grade Parade would be so fun!
President’s Day Paper Crafts
George Washington & Abraham Lincoln Paper Crafts from Chalk Talk are super cute!
President’s Day Finger Puppets
Finger puppets made with paper and coins are a cute and easy craft to make with kids.
President's Day Finger Puppets
- Blue and black construction paper
- Lincoln penny
- Washington quarter
- Clear Tape
- Cut two three inch squares from each color of the construction sheets.
- Roll each square into a tube about finger size. Attach the roll together with tape.
- For the President Lincoln finger puppet, tape the penny to the black paper tube an inch below the top.
- Cut a thin rectangle from the black paper for the hat brim. Tape the brim along the top of the head.
- For the President Washington finger puppet, tape the quarter to the top of the blue paper tube.
- Cut a 1.5 inch square from the blue paper for the hat.
- Fold the square in half, corner to corner, making a triangle.
- Cut a slit out of the center fold of the square to make an opening. Once again fold the square in half, this time folding the opposite corner to corner making a triangle.
- Slip the hat over the top of the tube finger puppet.
- Tape both halves of the triangle together.
Originally published on February 20, 2012. Last Updated on February 11, 2021 by Amy Locurto