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During February, if you’re studying the presidents, be sure to check out these Abraham Lincoln preschool activities! Perfect for Lincoln’s birthday, too!
Whether you’re spending some time studying Lincoln before his birthday on 2/12 or gearing up for President’s Day, these hand-on activities are sure to inspire your little ones to want to learn more about Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President.
Abraham Lincoln Preschool Activities
After reading a book or two about Abraham Lincoln (see the list below), your kids will have a blast creating a “log” cabin of their own. Mama Smiles
My kids always enjoyed coloring while I read to them. It kept their hands occupied and they were better able to focus. These Abraham Lincoln coloring pages are perfect for this month. Sight and Sound Reading
You won’t believe how easy it is to make a life-sized Abe Lincoln that your preschoolers can color. They’ll love comparing their height with his. Preschool Powol Packets
Scroll to the bottom of this post to see how your kids can make a model of the Lincoln Memorial out of pasta! What a great STEM activity for President’s Day. Polka Dots Please
Using craft supplies you’ve probably already got on hand and a step-by-step tutorial, your preschoolers will be able to make this fun Abraham Lincoln paper plate craft. Surviving a Teacher’s Salary
Grab some pretzel sticks and white icing, and your kids will be all set to make an edible log cabin. This one is made on a paper plate, but I’ve also seen them made with small cardboard milk cartons. Preschool Play Book
Construction paper, paint, and a paper plate are all you need to make an Abraham Lincoln paper plate mask. Easy Preschool Craft
Follow this Abraham Lincoln unit study for five days of activities, crafts, and snack ideas! Surviving a Teacher’s Salary
Let your kids practice their scissor skills to make this log cabin. The handprint Abe Lincoln is also super cute! Mrs. Karen’s Class
Little ones will really enjoy the yarn “beard” on this Abraham Lincoln mask craft project. Scholastic
BOOKS ABOUT Abraham Lincoln
Fill your book basket with a great collection of preschool Abraham Lincoln books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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Honey, the Dog Who Saved Abe Lincoln – One day, young Abe found a stray dog with a broken leg and named him Honey. He had no idea that the scruffy pup would find his way into Abe’s heart, become his best friend, and—one fateful day—save his life.
I Am Abraham Lincoln – Abraham Lincoln always spoke up about fairness, and thus he led the country to abolish slavery. This book follows him from childhood to the presidency, including the Civil War and his legendary Gettysburg Address.
My Little Golden Book About Abraham Lincoln – Little ones will enjoy key anecdotes about Lincoln, beginning with young Abe’s love of reading. Fun facts at the end—such as Lincoln’s declaration of the final Thursday in November as Thanksgiving day—round out this nonfiction book.
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:
Peg dolls are perfect for imaginative play and storytelling. This Abraham Lincoln peg doll is perfect for your President’s Day activities.