On President’s Day, we honor and celebrate all of the presidents of our country, especially George Washington, our first president, and Abraham Lincoln, our sixteenth President.

Recommended Reading for President’s Day

So You Want to Be President?: The Revised and Updated Edition Hardcover
by Judith St. George (Author),‎ David Small (Illustrator)

Age Range: 7 – 10 years
Grade Level: 2 – 5

If I Ran For President
by Catherine Stier (Author),‎ Lynne Avril (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: 1 – 3

Grace for President
by Kelly DiPucchio (Author),‎ LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)

Age Range: 5 – 9 years
Grade Level: 1 – 3

Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America’s Presidents
by David Stabler (Author),‎ Doogie Horner (Illustrator)

Age Range: 9 – 12 years
Grade Level: 4 – 7

This Little President: A Presidential Primer
by Joan Holub (Author),‎ Daniel Roode (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 – 5 years
Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten

Duck for President (A Click, Clack Book)
by Doreen Cronin (Author),‎ Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3

Smart About the Presidents (Smart About History)
by Jon Buller (Author)

Age Range: 9 – 12 years
Grade Level: 4 – 7

Abe Lincoln’s Hat (Step into Reading, Step 3)
by Martha Brenner (Author),‎ Donald Cook (Author)

Age Range: 5 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3

George Washington and the General’s Dog (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3) 
by Frank Murphy (Author),‎ Richard Walz (Illustrator)

Age Range: 5 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3

Presidents’ Day
by Anne Rockwell (Author),‎ Lizzy Rockwell (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 1

Who Was George Washington? 
by Roberta Edwards (Author),‎ Who HQ (Author),‎ True Kelley (Illustrator)

Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7

National Geographic Readers: George Washington (Readers Bios) 
by Caroline Crosson Gilpin (Author)

Age Range: 5 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3

National Geographic Readers: Abraham Lincoln (Readers Bios) 
by Caroline Crosson Gilpin (Author)

Age Range: 5 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3

I am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change the World)
by Brad Meltzer (Author),‎ Christopher Eliopoulos (Illustrator)

Age Range: 5 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3

Smart About the First Ladies: Smart About History
by Sally Warner (Author)

Age Range: 5 – 9 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 4

Presidents of the United States (America Handbooks, a TIME for Kids Series)
by The Editors of TIME For Kids (Author)

Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7

Additional Resources

Celebrate President’s Day in your classroom with the President’s Day Activity Pack jam-packed with these activities:

  • Fact sheets wall display and facts table handout
  • Comprehension questions
  • Word search
  • Color map
  • Bubble map
  • Can, have are tree map
  • Learn about currency with the presidents’ faces
  • Count the money
  • Group survey
  • What does the President do? Understand that the president reviews and approves laws, which are like rules. Write down rules of your classroom and school.
  • Coin rubbing activity (you will need quarters and pennies)
  • Write the room
  • Word wall
  • Log cabin craft
  • Answer key