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If you're still looking for some quick and easy activities for President's Day on Monday, you've come to the right place.
My Y5's loved making and wearing crowns, so I whipped off one that takes just a few minutes to put together. Run off the Lincoln & Washington template.
Students glue it to a sheet of red or blue construction paper and trim around the edges. Cut 3 inch wide red or blue construction paper strips the length of extra large construction paper.
Staple a strip and 1/2 together to make a quick headband. Students glue their Lincoln/Washington picture to the middle. Measure a strip to fit snuggly around the student and staple so that the picky points are on the outside. This way the band won't scratch or get caught in hair.
If you don't want to make a crown, this picture makes a nice poster. Hang and use as a writing prompt for students to write about which President they like the best and why.
Click on the link to view/download the President's Day crowns.
Another simple President's Day activity will help your students understand the concept of comparison and contrast.
Whenever I teach this form of writing, I always introduce it with a Venn Diagram.
I've included a Venn diagram so students can compare Lincoln to Washington, or Lincoln to Kennedy.
There's also a trivia sheet to help students think of ideas.
Click on the link to view/download President's Day Venn Diagrams.
Finally, I always liked to have a few Tabletop worksheets for students to do. Since some of my kiddo's were still struggling with upper and lowercase letter identification in February, I continued to play "I Spy!" games.
They are a quick and easy way to whole group assess, and students love doing them.
Simply run off the Lincoln and Washington templates.
Have a quiet child start the game by calling out a letter.
Children search for the letter and circle it. As soon as they've found it, they shoot their hand in the air.
A quick glance around the room will ascertain who knows their letters and who doesn't.
You can walk around glancing at papers, while children are searching for letters, to make sure they are circling the correct one.
Click on the link to view/download Lincoln and Washington "I Spy A Letter" worksheets.
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