It’s mostly no-prep, but even the materials needing prep work should be pretty quick. I designed this so I could wake up in the morning, print what I need, and be on my way. That’s the type of prep I like best!
So I’m going to go through the pages in each level/age group. If you’d rather not read the descriptions, just scroll to the bottom for the link!
Presidents Day Unit Toddler
The toddler pack features letter recognition, prewriting pages, shapes, and counting. Honestly, I only include these because I have known many a toddler that wanted to “do school” with older siblings. I don’t think there should be formal education for toddlers as much as I think they should be entertained. And sometimes that’s with printables! Either way, this set will introduce them to Lincoln and Washington, as well as work on some prominent toddler skills.
Presidents Day Unit Preschool
In this pack, preschoolers will work on identifying and writing letters, sorting by letter sound, counting and simple addition, and patterning. Each page features Lincoln and Washington. I think this pack is a great way to introduce preschoolers to some great historical figures.
Presidents Day Unit Kindergarten
I wanted to make a very simple easy reader for the kindergarten stage. I know by this point in the year, many kinders are reading harder words. But I wanted simple sight words so they could focus on learning some new words on theme. So “I See the Presidents” is a repetitive book. Each page starts with “I see…” and the book goes through Washington and Lincoln, and some items that reflect their stories.
There is an addition math that goes up to 20 and provides a place to spin for the addends.
There are two options for writing. One provides a space to fill in the blank (the answers are Washington and Lincoln). The other provides a place where they can write complete sentences.
Finally, there is a page for the coins. It features quarters and pennies (the two coins that feature Lincoln and Washington!).
Presidents Day Unit First and Second Grade
For the first and second graders, I wanted to introduce some vocabulary and spelling. A word search seemed like the perfect and fun way to introduce a few new words. Some of the words can also be found in the easy reader. The reader is similar to the one in the kinder section, but involves more words and information.
For math there is a bar graph with the presidents and an ordinal number sheet. Since we often talk about how Washington was the first president, I thought ordinal numbers needed to be practiced. On the worksheet there are 6 items and instructions as to what order they go in (first, second, third, etc).
Presidents Day Unit for Third through Fifth Grade
This is the age where research on the presidents would a great activity! But I wanted to keep this short. First, there is a crossword that features some vocabulary. There are some words they may be familiar with and a few they might no know.
The vocabulary is also featured in the reader book “George Washington: A Quick History”. The reader goes into Washington’s life on a very basic level.
There is a writing activity in the form of a job posting. The idea is to create an ad for the next U.S. President. What qualities does a president need? etc. It’s meant to be a fun activity but it should also get them to think.
Finally there is a Venn diagram for comparing Washington and Lincoln. They have a few similarities but also a lot of differences.
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