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Fun Kindergarten Activities for Presidents Day (Free File TOO)

President's Day in kindergarten can be a bit meh, but just a little creativity can make it exciting! Read about how we did it! Our lesson plans include responding to the book, Abe Lincoln's Hat. We also have a few fun worksheets and a craft. Swing by to grab a free math activity too.

Kindergarten Activities for Presidents Day 

President’s Day in kindergarten can be a bit lackluster.  But we combined a great Abraham Lincoln Read Aloud with our interactive read-aloud and had a blast!

We started off our unit of study with Abe Lincoln’s Hat by Martha Brenner. We focused in our close reading on a select few chapters.

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Learning About Presidents

We started learning about presidents by wondering what would it take to be a great president.  Together, we created this chart.  Have I mentioned lately that I love kindergarten!

Presidents Day anchor chart. What makes a good president. Kindergarten students gave their answers.

Problem and Solution

In the book, Abe Lincoln’s Hat, the author discusses how Abe Lincoln had a problem, he kept losing his papers.   So on our first reading we worked on identifying the problem and solution, then we wrote about it.

 

Although this photos are a few years old, I wanted to let you know that I encouraged students to convey meaning through their drawing and their words.

 

Making Connections

We also worked on making connections.  The writing prompt was:  Abe Lincoln kept important papers in his hat.  Think about something that is important to you.”

Again, we start by drawing.

Will you look closely at the Abe in the middle?  The text says, “I would put Deedee Wills in my hat.”  This was the year that my students all called me, “Deedee Wills” sort of all run together.  It cracked me up, so I let it ride.

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1. I would put my mom in my hat. 2. I would put Deedee Wills in my hat. 3. I would put my kitten in my hat.

Opinion Writing

We also worked on opinion writing.  Our writing prompt was, “Do you think you would be a good President?  Why or why not?”

Kindergarten President’s Day Activities:  Craft and Sentence Study

Our President’s Day activities would not be complete in kindergarten without a craft.

We always try to tie in what we are learning to our craft activity, so we included a sentence study with this craft.

You can find all of these activities for Abe Lincoln’s Hat by clicking:

Kindergarten and President’s Day Worksheets

We created these worksheets to go with the book Abe Lincoln’s Hat.  There are 2 levels of each worksheet.  

You can find these presidential worksheets along with some STEM activities by clicking:

Interactive Read Aloud Activities

Are looking for more interactive read-aloud activities for February?  You may be interested in some of these posts:

If you’d like to learn about the power of interactive read-aloud lessons, you can check this blog post out:

 

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President's Day in kindergarten can be a bit meh, but just a little creativity can make it exciting! Read about how we did it! Our lesson plans include responding to the book, Abe Lincoln's Hat. We also have a few fun worksheets and a craft. Swing by to grab a free math activity too.

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Deedee Wills

Deedee Wills

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!

Hi, I'm DeedeE.

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!
 

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3 Responses

  1. Thanks, Deedee! I'm planning on using Abe Lincoln's Hat in the Guided Readers Series this week when we go back on Wednesday. Thanks for sharing what you did. That always helps! The Pinterest ideas are so cute!! Have a great week!

  2. Thank you for sharing such visually appealing activities that also encourage students to think deeply about the books they are reading.

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