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.
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.
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).
2. Cut out around the outline of their profile.
3. Trace that onto a black piece of construction paper.
4. Cut out.
5. Cut out some stars and stripes. I just freehanded the stars and then cut them out.
6. Let your little one loose decorating a white piece of construction paper with the stars and stripes.
7. Glue the profile onto the top of the stars and stripes design.
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.