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Presidents’ Day Activities for Grades 3–6


Presidents’ Day formally honors George Washington, but the holiday opens up the perfect opportunity to salute all of the men who have served our country. Dedicate a few lessons to the study of these great men.

Listed below are a few research and writing activities to inspire your students to think about the importance of individuals within our government. It is possible you may be inspiring a future political leader.


  • Presidential term limits and qualifications to be president.
    Write an opinion piece on whether or not the qualifications should change.
  • Students choose an influential president to research and write a report about his contributions while in office.
  • Study and research the Electoral College and its role within the election process.

Interview a family member or friend about the president he or she remembers the most and why. (Brainstorm a list of questions.)

Counting in Code Game

  • Ask students to count money but list only the names of the presidents on the bills. For example: two George Washingtons, one Abraham Lincoln, and three Andrew Jacksons.
    • $1 George Washington
    • $2 Thomas Jefferson
    • $5 Abraham Lincoln
    • $10 Alexander Hamilton
    • $20 Andrew Jackson

President Word Search

Download your free printable here. (From Seasonal Activities series)

Heather Foudy is a certified elementary teacher with over 7 years’ experience as an educator and volunteer in the classroom. She enjoys creating lessons that are meaningful and creative for students. She is currently working for Evan-Moor’s marketing and communications team and enjoys building learning opportunities that are both meaningful and creative for students and teachers alike.

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