While many kids are happy to be off school for Presidents’ Day, they may not understand why they get to sleep in.
The third Monday in February is an American holiday known as Presidents’ Day. It was originally established (1885) as a celebration of George Washington’s birthday.
Abraham Lincoln’s birthday came shortly after and in order to make the holidays more uniform, it was decided that instead of celebrating both, these celebrations would be combined into one national holiday, Presidents’ Day.
To help you share the background of the holiday with your kids, grab one (or more) of these great books!
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This day in the life story is told from the “voice” of the pet rabbit of the real Vice President, Mike Pence. Regardless of political affiliation, this is a fun way to get your kids interested in what the role our President and Vice President take on.
This Little Golden Book about George Washington takes you to where it all began, with the first President of the United States! The illustrations are fantastic and the language used is perfect for young readers.
Another of America’s most influential Presidents and one of the reasons that Presidents' Day even came to be, there is much to learn about Abraham Lincoln. This Little Golden book about him will teach kids important highlights from the life of the nation’s 16th president.
This preschool book is a fun read about who has lived at the White House (including first pets). It also includes a simple version of what happens there day to day and it a great introduction to the US government.