Presidents’ Day is celebrated the third Monday of February every year! Below are my favorite Presidents’ Day pictures!
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1.GRACE FOR PRESIDENT by Kelly Dipucchio & Illustrated by LeUyen Pham – Grace learns that the United States has not had a woman president and she is determined to make a mark by running in our school’s mock election. While she is determined to win, she finds that it’s harder than expected to run against a popular boy in her class. Will she win enough votes to declare victory and make history at school?
2. DUCK FOR PRESIDENT by Doreen Cronin & Illustrated by Betsy Lewin- Duck lives in a humble pond but he has big dreams and decides to run against Farmer Joe to lead the farm. When he wins, he decides to run for president. Will being president be all that he dreams for it to be or will he find out otherwise?
3. SPLAT THE CAT FOR PRESIDENT based on the creation of Rob Scotton- Splat’s excitement as the new student-body president does not last long when he realizes that his plans were not well loved and received by his fellow classmates. Splat then decides to make promises that he knows he can’t keep. Read to find out how Splat learns how to make a difference while being honest.
4. I AM GEORGE WASHINGTON by Brad Meltzer & Illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos-Inspired by the PBS Kids TV show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, this sweet book shows the bravery of George Washington as a kid exploring the woods around his home to being the first President of the United States.
5. MY TEACHER FOR PRESIDENT by Kay Winters & Illustrated by Denise Bronkus- Teachers are heroes but they are also the best candidates for presidents! This fun book compares the duties of teachers and presidents and shares who teachers are truly amazing and PRESIDENTIAL!
6. I AM ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Brad Meltzer & Illustrated by Eliopoulos- Also inspired by the PBS Kids TV show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, this book is kid-friendly biography that follows young Abe who was not afraid to speak his mind and stand up for what’s right.
7. GEORGE WASHINGTON by Caroline Crosson Gillpin- This is an inviting and kid-friendly biography on George Washington with illustrations and photographs to help young readers gegt to know our first president better!
8. ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Caroline Crosson Gillpin- This is an inviting and kid-friendly biography on Abraham Lincoln with illustrations and photographs to help young readers gegt to know our 16th president better!
9. PRESIDENTS’ DAY by Anne Rockwell & Illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell- Mrs. Madoff celebrates Presidents’ Day by putting on a play to teach all the holiday. Follow along to learn the holliday’s history and facts!
10. IF I RAN FOR PRESIDENT by Catherine Stier & Illustrated by Lynne Avril- Have your students imagine what it would be like to meet world leaders and help solve the world’s problems as a president! Join this fun multicultural group of children as they take on the role and share what it’s like to lead a country and be a world leader!
If you need more ideas to teach Presidents’ Day, check out the resources and ideas below!
- Hold a Mock Election
2. Write about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln