January 2009


The Presidents
(Tune: “Ten Little Indians”)
History’s full of people and times.
We can learn them with this rhyme.
President’s of the USA
Have made our country great today.

Washington Adams Jefferson Madison
Monroe Adams Jackson Van Buren
Harrison Tyler Polk Taylor
Fillmore Pierce and Buchanan
Lincoln Johnson Grant Hayes
Garfield Arthur Cleveland Harrison
Cleveland McKinley Roosevelt Taft
Wilson Harding and Coolidge
Hoover Roosevelt Truman Eisenhower
Kennedy Johnson Nixon Ford
Carter Reagan Bush Clinton
Bush and Obama  


• Visit whitehouse.gov/kids to learn more interesting things about our Presidents.

• Assign each child a different President. What can he find out about that president? Give children a sheet of paper to draw a picture of their President. Compare their drawings with paintings or real photographs of Presidents. Put these together to make a class book.

 President Book

• What would you like to ask our President? Is there anything that you would like to tell our President to do? A good way to let the President and other elected officials know what you want is to write them letters. Encourage the children to write letters, edit them, and then send them to the President. Don’t be surprised if you get a response!

• Let children write or dictate stories about what they would do if they were President.

• Identify the Presidents on various coins and bills. Give children an 8” circle and let them design a coin with their own face on it.

• Take play money and let children cut out a photo of their own face and put it on the play money. Run off several copies on green paper for them to share with friends.


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