5 Ways to Celebrate Presidents' Day 2014

Presidents' Day is coming up on February 17 and here are five ways you could celebrate with your family this year.

1. Start the day with a patriotic breakfast! You could try this bacon "log" we made in honor of Abraham Lincoln or some of these patriotic treats found here.

 2. Make a "wig" in honor of George Washington. These wigs were made from paper bags that were cut down to fit my kids' heads. Then the kids glued cotton balls to the bags to make the "wigs."

(My 5-year-old didn't quite finish his and this probably would have worked even better if they had used white paper bags--but you get the idea).

 3. Have a Lincoln Log building contest in honor of Abraham Lincoln--Have different categories such as "most creative" or "tallest" or "most authentic." Everyone was a winner in our contest. We gave our kids as much time as they wanted and didn't race, but you could also have a race to see who could build the tallest Lincoln Log tower in a designated period of time.

 4. Read some books about Presidents. Here are two that we enjoy!

Looking at Lincoln --This is narrated from the point of view of a child and it gives a great run-down on Lincoln's story in an easy-to-understand way.

When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots --This is a longer picture book for older kids. But it is a wonderful glimpse into an important time in history.

 5. Visit a presidential library or other historic site if you have something nearby. We love the Reagan Library here in Southern California and it has an annual Presidents' Day Celebration every year with presidential look-alikes, crafts, and more.

Also, be sure to check out all of our Presidents' Day posts including these fun crafts and activities that I shared last year!

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