Presidents' Day, originally known as Washington's Birthday, falls on the third Monday of February. This year Presidents' Day falls on February 21, 2012. President’s Day combines Washington’s birthday and Lincoln’s birthday since they are both in the month of February and are so close together.
Discuss a little about each president with your child. Include what each is best known for and why. What monuments, buildings, money…are made in honor of Washington and Lincoln?
For fun, have your child dress up as Washington or Lincoln and give a short speech as to why they are a good president. If your child chooses Washington, try making a powdered wig. If your child chooses Lincoln, try making his hat.
If your child is too shy to dress up or give a speech, you can still have fun making finger puppets of Washington and Lincoln. Maybe they can have the puppets do the acting for them!