Happy President's Day

President MaskPresident's Day is another opportunity to educate your child about the history of our country in a fun and entertaining way. You can read President's Day by Anne Rockwell and Illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. This is the perfect picture book to introduce information about both President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln. It is a story of children celebrating President's Day while in the classroom.

In 2017 President's Day is celebrated on February 20th. President's Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February every year and is meant to honor all Presidents of the United States.  Abraham Lincoln's birthday is on February 12th and George Washington's birthday is on February 22nd. Have fun making this Uncle Sam Mask and honoring Presidents of the United States.

Materials

  • Construction paper (Red, White and Blue)
  • White paper plate
  • Cotton Balls 
  • Yarn
  • Glue 
  • Scissors
  • One hole punch

Instructions

  1. Cut the middle out of the paper plate.  Leave enough of an edge to glue cotton balls.
  2. Cut a 2" X 91/2" strip from blue construction paper.  
  3. Cut 6 stars from white construction paper and glue stars along the blue strip (use pic as your guide)
  4. Cut a 7" by 7" piece from the red construction paper.
  5. Cut three 1" x 7" pieces from the white construction paper.  
  6. Glue the white stripes equally spaced across the red construction paper.  You want to create equal stripes of red and white.
  7. Glue the Blue strip with stars to the vertical end of the red construction paper. You have now made the hat.
  8. Glue the entire hat stars facing out onto the back of the cut paper plate.
  9. Glue cotton ball all around the paper plate facing the same way as the stars and stripes.  
  10. Punch one hole on either side of the mask and attach yarn.  This will allow you to wear your Uncle Sam mask.

If you enjoyed President's Day by Anne Rockwell, check out her other titles.

Mother's Day

Father's Day

Valentines

Thanksgiving

St. Patrick's Day

Happy President's Day!

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