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.
Tricorne Hats for Kids
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.
FREE President’s Day Mini Unit
If you are looking for some free President’s day Printables, don’t miss my 44 page FREE President’s Day Unit for K-6th graders.
Presidents Day Activities for Kids
- FREE Presidents Day Mini Unit
- Abraham Lincoln Craft for Kids
- Presidents Day Tricorn Hat Project
- Free Patriotic Preschool / K Worksheets
- George Washington Birthday Craft
- Presidents Day Spelling
- Abraham Lincoln Writing Project + Craft
- Free February Writing Prompts
- FREE Presidents Day Coloring Pages
- FREE Presidents of USA Coloring Sheets