Future Presidents?

Happy President’s Day!  In honor of this “holiday”, I thought I would share with you a modified version of a project I used to do in my classroom.  I usually had a parent-helper trace the outlines of each child’s profile using an overhead projector…but since I know my children won’t sit still for more than 2 seconds (let alone 2 minutes), I opted to do this another way.

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Here’s what you’ll need:  a printed picture of the profile of your child (snapped quickly before they can move!), scissors, and construction paper.

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1.  Print out your pictures onto an 8×10 piece of paper (in the  lowest quality resolution…you just need to see the outline of their profile).

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2.  Cut out around the outline of their profile.

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3.  Trace that onto a black piece of construction paper.

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4.  Cut out.

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5. Cut out some stars and stripes.  I just freehanded the stars and then cut them out.

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6.  Let your little one loose decorating a white piece of construction paper with the stars and stripes.

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Beautiful!

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7.  Glue the profile onto the top of the stars and stripes design.

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And here are a few of my favorite books about presidents!  Most of these books are more appropriate for older children, but I’m sure even little ones would enjoy them as well.

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So You Want to be President? by Judith St. George
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. . . If You Grew Up with George Washington by Ruth Belov Gross & Emily Arnold McCully Future Presidents?
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Comments

  1. Lots of Fun with My FaMiLy says

    super cute! …and quick thinking too!
    …no holidays here in New Brunswick Canada, just another Monday ;)

  2. phasejumper says

    Great craft! I have the perfect book to go with this. I will definitely do this next year and link back to you!

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