Presidents Day Activity
This simple Presidents Day activity provides a cool jewelry craft for your kid. Break out your pennies and nickels and get ready to create some child holiday crafts.
While you make these easy child crafts, take the time to talk to your children. Working together provides you with an opportunity to teach them some useful information about President's Day, Abraham Lincoln and the making and use of money.
Here are our suggestions:
President's Day Penny Bracelet
- Shiny pennies, either new or polished
- Construction paper
- White glue
Cut a band from the construction paper to form a bracelet. Glue the pennies to the band. Staple to fit the child's wrist.
President's Day Pendant
- Shiny penny or nickel, either new or polished
- Red, white and blue construction paper
- White glue or glue stick
- String or yarn
- Print out the star template
- Cut out the stars--one red, one blue and one white
- Glue the stars one on top of the other (large star in back)
- Glue a penny or a nickel in the center of the smallest star
- Make a hole at the top of the largest star and thread a long piece of yarn through it.
Wear this kid jewelry craft in celebration of President's Day, Memorial Day and the 4th of July.
The presidents that appear on the front of our circulating coins were all selected by Congress in recognition of their service to the United States. The penny was the first U.S. coin to picture a president. First issued in 1909, the Lincoln penny commemorates the 100th anniversary of Lincoln's birth.
The portrait of George Washington by John Flanagan, which appears on quarters minted from 1932 to today, was selected to commemorate the 200th anniversary of our first president's birth.
See this site for more information: United States Mint: Kids Site
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