President's Day Activities
"Do you want to be President one day..."
That is what I asked T after we had read "I Want to be President" starring Betty Lou from Sesame Street. What kid doesn't want to ride in parades, live in the White House, and talk all day?! Well, mine doesn't! T said, "No." I asked him, "Why not?" And apparently, "No" means end of story-- don't ask anymore ; )
We spent a couple days this week learning about two very important President's-- George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. I pulled activities from all over the place to keep him busy. And since this was the first time we've really talked about this topic, I kept it pretty simple.
Using a set of US Presidents cards, T completed a President's Day Sequencing Activity-- practiced numbers 1-44:
YouTube, it showed a person's hands in handcuffs (meaning slavery), and T said, "They are stuck!"
Made Washington's Cherry Tree using T's arm/ hand as the tree trunk, hands as the leaves, and pink tissue paper for the cherry blossoms: