President's Day Worksheets

The History Behind President's Day

We all love holidays, don't we? A day off from work or school is something that we all look forward to. Just like how we wait in February for the three-day weekend! We enjoy the holidays, but there is an important history behind it! A government holiday that is celebrated in the United States on the third Monday of February each year is known as President's Day. Let us tell you something remarkably interesting. The real name for President's Day is actually for Washington's Birthday. America's first president, George Washington, was born on February 22nd in 1732. He spent his life serving his country. So, when he passed away in 1799, February 22ndbecame an important day to honor his life and work. But the holiday did not become official till 1879 when President Rutherford B. Hayes signed into law. The day was then announced a federal holiday for celebrating an individual person. We celebrate many federal holidays, such as Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's. So which one is your favorite?

Leader Acrostic Poem

Ask your students to bring to words what a leader means to them.

Memorial Acrostic Poem

What are they and why do we have them?

President Acrostic Poem

Students examine the significance of a President.

Alphabetic Order

Make sense of these words: portrait, debate, nation, honest, primary, executive, veto, platform, incumbent, leader, poll, lobby

Bingo Cards

This pack includes six different cards for you to use along the way.

Visual Crossword Puzzle

It mostly about naming past Presidents. Some first names too.


Students should have a decent understanding of this topic.


Help young Washington find the cherry tree forest.

Missing Letters

There are multiple strings of missing letters up in here.

Word Chop

Take these word pieces and put together your vocabulary words.

Word Scramble

Unscramble the letters of the President's Day words.

Word Search

Find the words hidden in the puzzle.

Word Wall 1

List of Presidents in order from George Washington through Benjamin Harrison.

Word Wall 2

List of Presidents in order from Grover Cleveland through George Walker Bush.