If you are looking for a fun Presidents Day for Kids activity – try making your own Tricorne hats just like our first President George Washington wore.
Tricorn Hat to Make for Presidents Day
Most men in the 18th century wore a three pointed hat called a Tricorne hat. So at the time when our country was fighting our Revolutionary War and we voted on our first president Tricorne hats were a common fashion. Our 1st President George Washington was picture wearing one too.
President’s day Kids Activity
As an activity to celebrate George Washington on President’s Day we made our own, patriotic Tricorne hats.
You will need 3 pieces of construction paper – red, blue, and white. You will also need a stapler and an optional yellow star. Fold all the papers in half horizontally.
No put the red folded paper on top of the blue folded paper with the folded side facing down. Staple 2-3 times 1” in from the right edge .
Now open it up. Put the right edge of the folded blue paper flush against the folded white paper (again with folded side down) and again staple 1” from edge. Repeat to attach the red & white papers as before.
This is what you should have.
Now put the hat on your child’s head. Again, using a stapler, pull the side of the paper closest to your child’s head together and staple to help tighten up the hat and make it fit your child’s head better.
If you want, you can attach a yellow construction paper start to the front to complete your red, white & blue patriotic Tricorne hat. My kids thought it was the coolest project and proceeded to march around with their dart guns to play revolutionary war.
Presidents Day Activities for Kids
- Free Presidents Day Worksheets Pack filled with lots of ideas for your Presidents Day Lesson Plan
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- 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!
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- 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.