George Washington Reading and Craftivity

What fun things are y’all doing for President’s Day?

We hope you enjoy your day off! We wanted to share what we did to celebrate President’s Day, or now George Washington Day. First we read these books.

George Washington Class Book

My students loved the Magic Treehouse book as a read aloud. We had some great discussions after we read each chapter. My students did a great job responding to the book!

We also created our own class book about George Washington.

Washington Craft


We begin with a paper plate.

Then we turn it over like this for the horse.

Punch a hole for the tail that will be made with white yarn.

Put the yarn through the hole and tape on the bottom. The students will also need to make a horse’s head out of white paper and glue it on the plate. I had my students make their own instead of giving them a pattern because it makes them all different and I love that!

Draw a face on an oval piece of manila paper.

Cut out a blue hat, glue it on the head, then glue cotton balls for the wig. Glue him on a stick. We used tongue depressors. Cut out a small red rectangle to wrap around the stick for a cape, then cut a hole in the middle of the plate for the stick to go up and down .

Of course, my students decided to add arms,rein for the horse and some added a sword. They are just so creative!

How cute are these! My kiddos loved making these and they love that their horses rock!

We hope you got some great ideas today and we would love for you to share any great ideas you may have for teaching about Washington.

But wait, there’s more!

My kiddos love singing and reading about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington!  We have revised the books to be more interactive, so if y’all have already purchased either of these books, then download the new versions. They are used to teach phonetic elements about the words, and there is a teacher’s guide with photos that explain how to do this.

My students are learning great vocabulary with these books and how to use phonics within the words to help read them!

Now for only $10, you can get both president books as well as the rest of the February books, calendar, sight words, cut and paste sheets, brain bounce game that can also be used for scoot, and memory with real photos. All these resources include teacher guides and will help your students study, define, copy, write and sing target vocabulary! We hope that you will take advantage of this deal as we know you will love these products and will experience the successes that we have! They are available for each month.  Click below to read more:


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