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Presidents' Day Teacher Resources

Presidents' Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February. Use these cross-curricular printables, lessons, and references to teach your class about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln – two U.S. presidents born in February. Games, crossword puzzles, and art activities will keep students of all ages interested in politics and government. Explore the biographies below to learn about the life and politics of each president. Then, use quizzes to assess students' knowledge of U.S. history.

Educational Videos

George Washington – Videos & Activities
Abraham Lincoln – Videos & Activities


Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzle I
The Life of Abraham Lincoln -- Reading Comprehension
Abraham Lincoln Biography & Mini-Book
50 Stars and 13 Stripes
Symbols of the United States
Patriotic Book
My Book About Abraham Lincoln
More Popular Presidents' Day Printables

Lesson Plans

The Presidential Election Process
U.S. President: Facts
Thoughts for the President
Write a Letter to the President
The Era of Thomas Jefferson
Presidential Trading Cards
Women Following Washington's Army
More Presidents' Day Lessons


Thanksgiving Turkey Traditions at the White House
Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzles: Printables Gallery
Presidential Pets
Women Nobel Prize Winners in Science
Cherry Blossoms of Washington, D.C.
Favorite Presidents' Day Printables Gallery, Grades K-8
Top 10 Presidents' Day Worksheets (Grades 4-8)


Presidents' Day Quiz
Abraham Lincoln's Life Quiz (Advanced Level)
George Washington's Life (Advanced Level) Quiz

Technology Resources for Presidents' Day

Celebrating Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day Games & Puzzles

The Executive Branch Crossword Puzzle
Deaths and Assassinations Crossword Puzzle
Presidential Quotations Crossword Puzzle II
Presidential Administration Nicknames Crossword Puzzle
February Bingo
Presidential Trivia Crossword Puzzle III
More Presidents' Day Games & Puzzles

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for Presidents' Day

My Book About George Washington
Patriotic Hat
Patriotic Resist
Patriotic People Mobile
Patriotic Shield
Patriotic Torch
The Face of a Leader (Teacher Page)
More Presidents' Day Art, Music, & Drama Activities

Literature Resources for Presidents' Day

So You Want to Be President? Literature Guide
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: The Gettysburg Address
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: George Washington
Daily Journal Topics: The Father of Our Country
Abe Lincoln's Dream Activity Sheets
Jean Fritz's American History Books
Daily Journal Topics: Honest Abe
More Presidents' Day Literature Resources

Math Activities for Presidents' Day

George Washington Word Problems
Scaling New Heights
Quotations by Famous Presidents
Presidents' Day Problems
Abraham Lincoln's Least Common Multiple
More Math Activities for Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day Activities for Language Arts

Patriotic Word Search
If I Were the President
Lincoln Wordsearch
Thomas Jefferson Biography: A Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up
George Washington Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Lincoln and Washington Bookmarks
Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society Speech
More Popular Presidents' Day Activities for Language Arts

Presidents' Day Activities for U.S. History

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Activities to Honor Heroes
Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate Procedure
Flag Facts
Abraham Lincoln: Of Two Minds
Theodore Roosevelt
The Lincoln Memorial
More Popular Presidents' Day Activities for U.S. History


President Zachary Taylor Biography
President George Washington Biography
President Franklin Pierce Biography
President James Earl Carter, Jr. Biography
President Thomas Jefferson Biography
Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation
Presidential Pardon of the Turkey
More Popular Presidents' Day References

Government Resources for Presidents' Day

President Andrew Jackson Biography
President Stephen Grover Cleveland Biography
President Theodore Roosevelt Biography
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Biography
President Harry S. Truman Biography
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy Biography
President Richard Milhous Nixon Biography
More Popular Government Resources for Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day Biographies

George Washington: Father of Our Country
Abraham Lincoln Time Line
President Abraham Lincoln Biography
President John Adams Biography
President James Madison Biography
President James Monroe Biography
President John Quincy Adams Biography
More U.S. Presidents' Biographies

Additional Presidents' Day Resources

U.S. Presidency Resources
Elections – Teacher Resources
U.S. Government Resources for Teachers
Patriotic Art Activities

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