Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Presidents Day

I was wondering how to celebrate Presidents Day today and use my husband's pewter presidents at the same time. He has a childhood collection of all of the presidents through Ford. I decided to do a treasure hunt to find the presidents. I read the kids a strange or famous fact about each president and then the kids were given a clue based on the fact to find them. For example ~ George Washington had fake teeth and was so concerned about everyone keeping their teeth clean that he had his horses' teeth brushed every day. They found him hidden in the toothbrush drawer. 

Some other fun ones were:
Theodore Roosevelt was next to a big walking stick. He is famous for saying, "Speak softly and carry a big stick."
William Harrison died from pneumonia after standing out in the cold for over two hours giving his inauguration speech. The mitten drawer seemed like an appropriate place.
FDR was found in the loaf of bread to represent the bread and soup lines of the Great Depression. 

This turned out to be a really fun way to learn about the presidents. I think I may have started a new tradition. LOL! So, what did you all do for Presidents Day?

Blessings, Dawn

13 comments:

  1. What a fun idea. I bet your kids loved it. I saw that you were listed in Charlotte Mason. We've just started with that method. I really like it so far but I could use all the help I can get. If you have any advice, I'd love to hear it. Blessings.

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  2. That sounds so fun! I want to come to your house and go on that treasure hunt!! You're such a creative mom!


    Rhonda

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  3. Another great idea, Dawn! I love the pewter presidents, too.

    We did, um, absolutely nothing presidential today! ;)


    Denise

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  4. WHAT A FANTASTIC IDEA..AND NOW THE KIDS WILL HAVE A FUN VISUAL TO REMEMBER ALL THE PRESIDENTS BY..THANKS FOR SHARING..LEENA

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  5. Dawn, that was such a great idea! We of course only know what President's Day is from researching it. It was a regular day for us - well as regular as is 'normal' for us ;)

    Blessings

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  6. So creative! What a fun use of the little statues! Love it. We didn't do anything special here. Maybe next year.


    Blessings

    Leslie

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  7. That is such a fantastic idea!! It looks like so much fun (for kids and mom making it!) Thank you for sharing....this is definitely one I'll bookmark. :O)


    -Laura

    www.recipesforhappiness.blogspot.com

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  8. What a fun thing to do! I am working on a blog post on President's Day at CW. We met with Washington, Jefferson and Madison at special events for the weekend and learned a lot!

    Blessings,

    Laurie

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  9. And I bet the kids will remember more about the presidents this way. I know I've said this before, but you always have the best ideas.

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  10. A.Dor.A.Ble!

    What a fun and creative way to review the presidents. You are too clever.

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  11. barrellfullofmonkeysFebruary 17, 2010 at 11:39 PM

    Brilliant idea! What a fun and memorable way to learn about the presidents!! Can I come to your house and play? ;)


    A request, our youngest just started theraputic listening and I thought of you since you always have such great ideas. Are there any specific things you did at home while your little one did the listening program, or was your therapy time always out of the house? Ours is with the therapist once a week, but all the other times are at home. Thought it wouldn't hurt to ask :)


    Kathy D.

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  12. That was a clever use of those metal figures. Looks like you all had a fun day!


    Thanks for mentioning there are more American Girl movies. I'm going to put more into out movie queue as Kit was really enjoyable.

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  13. Great idea! (Wonder if those come in plastic somewhere LOL)...


    On build a bear - the cost depends on what you choose. The animals range from $10-40, then there's clothes of course if you want them, which are extra. Butterfly's horse was just over $40 total.


    So glad you're all doing well!

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