As we all know, President’s Day is coming up in several weeks. It’s always the third Monday of February. It’s also a fabulous way to incorporate history, political science and fun into your homeschool day!
I’ve put together some free printables especially for our readers for President’s Day. Just click on the link and you’ll be able to download and print them for your children!
First, I’ve made a PRESIDENT WORD SEARCH. Find the names of 28 of America’s presidents, hidden diagonally, backwards and forwards in this game!
Next, you’ll find a PRESIDENTIAL QUOTES MATCHING GAME. Match the names of the presidents with the quotes they’re famous….or not-so-famous for!
Last, I thought it would be fun to round out the history with some cooking lessons. So below, I’m linking to some wonderful desserts made famous by America’s first ladies! Select one and have a cooking lesson with your children to celebrate America.
Famous First Ladies’ Desserts
- The Taste of Home Community has an extensive list of First Lady (or First Lady-named) recipes, from Martha Washington’s Cookies, to Abigail Adams’ Apple Pan Dowdy, to Mary Todd Lincoln’s Vanilla Almond Cake, and more! Just scroll down through the pages. You won’t run out of fun ideas!
- Nancy Reagan’s Monkey Bread
- Mamie Eisenhower Fudge (plus Mrs. Eisenhower has the CUTEST name ever!)
- Laura Bush’s Texas Governor’s Mansion Cowboy Cookies (as a Texan born and bred—even if I don’t live there now—I HAVE to include this one!)
- Eleanor Roosevelt’s favorite Angel Food Cake
- President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s favorite Ranch Apple Fried Pies (maybe Lady Bird made these and maybe not….but they’re in his list of faves! Scroll down a bit for the recipe when you follow the link.)
We’re blessed in so many ways in America. Enjoy these activities with your kiddos as you celebrate Presidents’ Day!