Whether you are learning about Abraham Lincoln for kids, learning about American presidents, celebrating Presidents Day on the third Monday in February, or getting readyf for the 4th of July, this abraham lincoln craft is perfect. Using abraham lincoln crafts with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders is a way to learn about Lincoln in a fun, memorable way. Plus this easy abraham lincoln paper plate craft is simple to make with kids.
Abraham Lincoln Craft
Abaham Lincoln’s birthday was February 12, 1809 and was celebrated as a holiday up until 1971 when the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1971 combined both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday to the third Monday in February to be celebrated as Presidents Day. If you are looking for a fun presidents day craft, just learning about Lincolen with kids, celebrating with a fourth of july craft, or any other number of reasons, this Abraham Lincoln Craft is a fun and simple lincoln craft for kids. To make this paper palte craft, you will only need a few simple materials you probably already have on hand. This is a fun abraham lincoln crafts to make with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students.
Abraham Lincoln Crafts
So here is what you need to make this super cute abraham lincoln craft kindergarten.
- Paper or Styrofoam Plate
- 1 piece Black Construction Paper
- Black felt (or black craft foam or even just another piece of black construction paper)
- 2 Jumbo Craft Sticks
- Scissors & a stapler
Abraham lincoln paper plate craft
First, to make this abraham lincoln preschool craft, you will need to cut out the inside of the circle so you can see your child’s cute little face.
Now cut 2” horizontally off the black construction paper. Staple the larger piece of construction paper (vertically to make a tall hat), the 2” strip horizontally to make the hat’s brim, and a craft stick at the back to the top of the plate.
Note: Don’t skip the craft stick at the back of the hat. The craft stick behind the hat gives the hat some stability so it doesn’t flop down.
Cut the felt to be just longer than the width of your plate in a “bumpy” pattern to make it look like a beard. Fold over and tape.
Finally, staple a jumbo craft stick to the bottom of the plate for your child to hold the mask. Alternatively you could attach string by hole punching both sides and tie it around your child’s head.
Isn’t is super cute?
This Abraham Lincoln Costume would be great for a President’s day play too!
Abraham Lincoln Log Cabin Snack for Kids
We made a very simple, but incredibly fun Abraham Lincoln Log Cabin snack for the kids as part of our President’s Day Mini Unit.
I gave the kids graham crackers, large pretzel rods, small pretzel sticks, and peanut butter to build a log cabin. The kids got really creative and had fun building their logs – they almost forgot to eat them. They tasted supper yummy too!
Note: Please skip the peanut butter if your child has a peanut/nut allergy.
Presidents Day Activities for Kids
- Free Presidents Day Worksheets Pack filled with lots of ideas for your Presidents Day Lesson Plan
- Abraham Lincoln Crafts with paper plate and log cabin idea
- Presidents Day Hat – fun-to-make Tricorn Hat for Kids
- Free Presidents Day Coloring Pages
- Patriotic Worksheets for preschoolers and kindergartners
- Patriotic Subtraction Printables
- Red White and Blue Science Experiments – simple chemical reaction that will make kids say WOW!
- Easy American Flag Craft for Kids
- In Washington D.C. (our nation’s capital), fireworks light up the sky on Presidents Day to celebrate. Make your own Firework Craft for a truly beautiful and unique art project.
- George Washington Craft – super cute paper plate presidents day craft
- Presidents Day Spelling activity
- Abraham Lincoln Craft and writing project
- February Writing Prompts Kindergarten – prompts, clipart to color, and tracing lines for early writers
- Lots of fun Presidents Day for Kids ideas!
United States Lesson for Kids
Help children learn about the great country of the United States with these free printables and resources:
- Free Presidents of the United States for Kids
- Printable USA Presidents Coloring Pages
- USA For Kids Printable Book
- Voting for Kids – How Americans elect a new president
- Free Presidents Worksheets – Learn about all the American presidents
- Painters Tape American Flag Craft
- US State Symbols Mats
- American Revolution for Kids
- Printable Maps for Kids
- American Symbols Worksheets
- Fireworks Patriotic Craft
- 50 States Worksheets
- Super CUTE, Free State Coloring Pages
- Native Americans for Kids – explore various tribes as you create free printable book, make PVC tent, totem poles, Indian fry bread, husk dolls, recreate an archeological dig with arrow heads, and more!
- Colonial America for Kids takes kids on a journey back to the first settlers in America – eat Gruel, make a Wattle & Daub house, create a tin lantern, write with a quill, make simple Johnny Cakes, make you own marbles, create traditional silhouette art projects, and more.
American Revolution for Kids. In 4 units your students will learn what events lead up to the American Revolution and famous figures will making dragon pistols, roll their own cartridges, working spy cipher, cold feet activity.
- What was the Westward Expanion? History comes alive as they learn about the Oregon trail, pony express, gold rush, transcontinental railroad, and more with printables and activities like making a covered wagon, homemade crackers, how to square dance, pan for gold, and make a railroad project.
- Civil War for Kids We have recommendations for mapping and visiting famous battle sights nearby, printable civil war board game, make an informative emergent reader, create a flip book or people students should know, and complete some free printable Civil War worksheets.