(Note: This is actually a post from last year, but I wanted to put it up again in case anything is useful to you. And while I'm at it, here's our "Tea and Craft" post from Abe's Day last year.)
I just love the month of February ~ it brings with it cold grey skies and warm red hearts and we mustn't forget those February presidents! How fun and meaningful it is to celebrate our national holidays all through the year. For, according to Mrs. Sharp:
"Unfortunately, with the exception of Independence Day, little attention is paid to the observance of patriotic holidays. As the origins and meanings of these very special days have slipped through the cracks, we have lost one of the most important legacies we can pass on to our children. There is no better place to begin restoration than with a homegrown observance of Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays."
Well, tomorrow is Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, and in honor of this very special American holiday, here are a few fun ideas for you and the children ...
You could ...
Make a yummy pretzel cabin.
Paint a log cabin birdhouse.
Play with your Lincoln Logs.
Read Abraham Lincoln by Ingri d'Aulaire.
Or Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books by Kay Winters.
Make penny rubbings. (Make designs from the rubbings, too.)
Make a penny pendant.
Make a lucky penny pin.
Print a coloring page.
Do a word search.
Check out lots of Lincoln websites.
View the Lincoln home.
Read a poem about him.
Go on a virtual field trip.
Outline a report.
And then test your knowledge about Honest Abe.
How about a little copywork in praise of our February presidents?
George Washington was brave, we know, he loved this land we hold so dear; and when his birthday comes around, his noble name we cheer.
And Lincoln who was strong and true, his birthday too we celebrate; so raise the flag and sing the praise of heroes good and great.
Have fun! Next week is Washington's turn! :)