Explore the origins and significance of President's Day with these themed activity worksheets.

What is President's Day? We all love holidays, don't we? A day off from work or school is something that we all look forward to. Just like how we wait in February for the three-day weekend! We enjoy the holidays, but there is an important history behind it! A government holiday that is celebrated in the United States on the third Monday of February each year is known as President's Day. Let us tell you something very interesting. The real name for President's Day is actually for Washington's Birthday. America's first president, George Washington, was born on February 22nd in 1732. He spent his life serving his country. So when he passed away in 1799, February 22ndbecame an important day to honor his life and work. But the holiday didn't become official till 1879 when President Rutherford B. Hayes signed into law. The day was then announced a federal holiday for celebrating an individual person. We celebrate many federal holidays, such as Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's. So which one is your favorite?

These worksheets contain a number of different activities using a dedicated set of vocabulary words related to the President's Day observance, including word search, fill in the blanks, scrambled words, word wall flash cards, acrostic poems, crossword puzzles, and more. The collection also includes six different packs of Bingo cards, which can be used during discussions of the topics. Last but not least, a KWHL (know, what, how, learn) diagram is included to help students pick a topic to explore in more depth. This is a purely American holiday that is always observed on the third Monday of the month of February. It originally started as a celebration of George Washington's life and quickly transitioned to observing the contributions of all the President's.

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Founding Fathers True or False

Read each sentence. If it is true, circle the check mark. If it is false, circle the X.

The Washington Monument

The Washington Monument stands on the National Mall in Washington D.C. It is one of the most well-known and recognizable of our national monuments.

How Long Can You Be President?

Have you ever wondered why there is a limit to how long a person can be president? George Washington was elected president without anyone competition in 1788 and 1792, and he probably would have been elected again in 1796, if he hadn't decided that two four-year terms were enough.

John Adams

Though he was our second president of the United States, John Adams always thought of himself as a farmer. He was born on a farm in 1735.

Adams True or False

Did Adams had a long and happy marriage?

Presidential Quotations

Match each quotation to the president who said it.

The Power of the Presidency

Think about the quotation. What does Lincoln mean? What insight does this give you into the kind of man who is best suited to be president?

Who Am I?

Look at each caricature. Do you recognize the president? Write his name on the line.

If I Were President...

What changes would you make in the country if you were the president? Write the news story, and draw your picture on the front page of the paper.

First Ten Presidents Word Scramble

Unscramble the letters to find the names of the first ten presidents. Write their names correctly on the lines.

Abraham Lincoln

Match each term with its description.

George Washington

Match each term with its description.

Key Presidential Accomplishments

Match each key accomplishment to the president who was responsible for it.

Currency and Coins

Some of our former presidents are featured on U.S. bills and on the faces of coins. Match the name of the president with the currency or coin that features his image.

The Little People's Petition

Nearly two years before slavery was officially abolished in the United States, a group of school children in Massachussets wrote to President Lincon to ask that he free all slaves under the age of 18.

Thomas Jefferson

Match each term with its description.

Word Search

The vocabulary words include: Debate, Executive, Honest, Incumbent, Poll, Portrait, Primary, Veto, Leader, Lobby, Nation, Platform

Visual Crossword

What are the President's Last Names? They are not in order of any kind.

Word Chop

The consonant pairing might throw you for a loop.

Word Scramble

Piece those words around that are all related to the White House.

Missing Letters

Don't think that the middle word is "Execution". Can't tell you how many times I have seen that.

Alphabetic Order

The letter "v" always throws off these guys.

Washington Maze

Help young Washington find the cherry tree forest.

Bingo Card #1

Kids love playing Bingo in large groups.

Bingo Card #2

Why not try to say the definition and have the students determine the word.

Bingo Card #3

Cool idea #3 we should all try the Antonym challenge. Instead of saying the word, name an antonym of the word.

Bingo Card #4

You can do exactly what we just said, but name synonyms instead.

Bingo Card #5

The last sets of words in the select series.

Bingo Card # 6

Why not make this more challenging as you move?

Names Word Wall

President #1 - President #23

Last Name Word Wall

Pres. 24 - 43

Leader Poem

What are the characteristics of an excellent leader?

Memorial Poem

There are many different types of memorials. We are obviously focusing on Lincoln here.


Do you know what POTUS means?


What we know today about president's is so shaped for us by the news media.