The third Monday of every February is President’s Day. Originally, President’s Day was celebrated on February 22nd, which was George Washington birthday, but the holiday was moved to the third Monday of the month to make it easier to take the day off from work. Use this paper plate George Washington Birthday Craft to learn about our very first president!
Presidents Day Activities for Kids
- Free Presidents Coloring Pages
- Printable FREE Presidents Day Mini Unit
- Abraham Lincoln Craft for Kids
- Presidents Day Tricorn Hat Project
- Free Patriotic Preschool / K Worksheets
- George Washington Birthday Craft
- Presidents Day Spelling
- Abraham Lincoln Writing Project + Craft
- Free February Writing Prompts
- Simple Presidents Day Coloring Pages
- FUN Presidents of USA Coloring Sheets
- Red, Whit and Blue Science Project
George Washington Birthday Craft
George Washington was the first president of the United States. President’s Day is celebrated close to his birthday every year in honor of his important place in history. Kids will love making this mask of George Washington for President’s Day. While you’re at it, read some of the books we’ve included in this round-up to complete your President’s day unit study or thematic unit.
- Cotton balls
- Large craft stick
- Paper plates
- Cardstock paper
Cut out the center of the paper plate and flip it so the back is facing the top. Cut two tear drop-shaped pieces of paper from cardstock paper, about 6 inches long and 2 inches wide. Glue the tear drops to the bottom sides of the plate to make the wig shape. Gently pull the cotton balls apart and glue them all over the paper plate and the tear drops, leaving an opening at the bottom for a chin. Tape the jumbo craft stick to the back of the paper plate. Once the glue is dry, glue a ribbon bow to George Washington’s hair. During the time, many men wore bows in their hair and wigs as well as women.
Let the kids use the masks to transform into the very first president! Some kids might want to add extra bows and transform into Martha Washington, too! Looking for more fun crafts? Check out all our Kindergarten Crafts