Get ready for a fun adventure with our President’s Day scavenger hunt printable!
This exciting activity includes pictures of famous American leaders like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and more recent presidents such as Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Spread out over two pages filled with images and an additional page listing their names, this printable is perfect for kids of all ages. Making learning about America’s past leaders both fun and easy.
These free patriotic printables are a fantastic way to dive into American history.
By searching for and finding these important figures. Kids can learn about the people who helped shape the United States in an interactive and engaging way.
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President’s scavenger hunt
The President’s Day scavenger hunt printable isn’t just a fantastic resource for celebrating this national holiday; it’s a springboard for various engaging and educational scavenger hunt activities tailored to different age groups.
Preschoolers, elementary kids, middle schoolers, and even high school students can enjoy this free printable.
By incorporating these scavenger hunt printables into your Presidents’ Day celebrations, you create an immersive learning experience that captivates the imagination of children and teaches them about American history in a fun way.
These scavenger hunt games are free to print but are for personal use and classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page for access to the pdf file. Print the 3 pages on white card stock and create a fun lesson in social studies this February.
Here’s how you can adapt this great activity to suit diverse learning styles and ensure a great lesson along the way:
Presidential hide & seek
Cut out the images of presidents from the printable and hide them in easy-to-find spots around your learning environment.
Arm the little ones with the list of names and watch as they eagerly search for George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and others.
This game helps young children recognize these historical figures by face and name, turning a lesson in history into a fun discovery mission.
After finding the hidden president images, challenge younger kids to match them with their names or notable achievements (simplified for their understanding).
This Presidents matching game printable can be turned into a craft project, where each child creates a collage of the presidents they found, labeled with their names and an interesting fact or two.
Presidential fact quest
Older kids can take the scavenger hunt a step further by using each found image as a prompt for deeper research.
Assign the task of finding fun facts about each president’s term in office, contributions to American history, or personal life.
This encourages critical thinking and research skills, culminating in a presentation or a mini-report, fostering public speaking and writing abilities.
Historical timeline challenge
Incorporate a timeline into the scavenger hunt where older children place the presidents they find in chronological order.
This can be expanded into a research activity where they also note down one major event or achievement during each president’s administration.
This President’s Day activity not only solidifies their understanding of historical sequence but also the context in which each president served.
Presidential scavenger hunt relay
Create a team-based scavenger hunt where groups must find hidden president images and then race to a “fact station” to learn something about that president.
Each team collects historical facts along with the images, and the first team to complete their collection wins.
This game encourages teamwork, physical activity, and learning all rolled into one.
Mystery President challenge
For a twist, give each team clues that lead to the discovery of a specific president hidden somewhere on the premises.
Clues can be based on historical achievements, personal trivia, or leadership qualities.
This variation requires critical thinking and problem-solving skills, as teams decipher clues to identify and find the hidden figures.
- Benjamin Franklin: One of the Founding Fathers, renowned for his contributions to the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, as well as his scientific and diplomatic achievements.
- Alexander Hamilton: Founding Father, first Secretary of the Treasury, and chief staff aide to General Washington. He was instrumental in developing the U.S. financial system and the Federalist Party.
- George Washington: First President of the United States, served from 1789 to 1797. Known as the “Father of His Country,” he led the American forces to victory in the Revolutionary War and helped draft the Constitution.
- John Adams: Second President, served from 1797 to 1801. A key Founding Father, he played a significant role in advocating for independence from Britain. He is the father of John Quincy Adams, the 6th president of America.
- Andrew Jackson: The seventh President (1829-1837), Jackson founded the Democratic Party.
- Zachary Taylor: The 12th President (1849-1850), Taylor was a military leader who died suddenly 16 months into his term.
- Millard Fillmore: The 13th President (1850-1853).
- Franklin Pierce: The 14th President (1853-1857).
- James Buchanan: The 15th President (1857-1861).
- Abraham Lincoln: The 16th President (1861-1865), Lincoln preserved the Union during the Civil War and issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
- Ulysses S. Grant: The 18th President (1869-1877) was committed to Reconstruction and the protection of African American rights.
- James A. Garfield: The 20th President, Garfield served only a few months in 1881 before being assassinated.
- Chester A. Arthur: The 21st President (1881-1885)
- Grover Cleveland: The 22nd and 24th President, Cleveland is the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms (1885-1889 and 1893-1897).
- Benjamin Harrison: The 23rd President (1889-1893), was the grandson of William Henry Harrison, the 9th President of the United State of America.
- William McKinley: The 25th President (1897-1901), McKinley led the U.S. during the Spanish-American War. He was assassinated in 1901.
- Theodore Roosevelt: The 26th President (1901-1909), Roosevelt’s presidency was known for the construction of the Panama Canal.
- William Howard Taft: The 27th President (1909-1913), William Taft later served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
- Woodrow Wilson: The 28th President (1913-1921), Wilson led the U.S. through World War I.
- Calvin Coolidge: The 30th President (1923-1929), Coolidge is known for the economic prosperity during most of his presidency.
- Herbert Hoover: The 31st President (1929-1933), Hoover’s presidency saw the beginning of the Great Depression.
- Barack Obama: The 44th President (2009-2017)
- Donald Trump: The 45th President (2017-2021)
- Joe Biden: The 46th President, serving from 2021.
Additional President’s Day worksheets
Enhance your President’s Day with these free and engaging printable worksheets, perfect for adding a fun educational twist to the holiday.
Get to know the U.S. presidents with our free printable President’s Day bingo cards featuring their names and images. This game is great for history classes or family play, helping kids learn about historical figures in an interactive way.
Encourage creative writing with Presidents Day writing prompts that explore presidential scenarios, leadership qualities, and more. It’s an excellent tool for students to express their thoughts on leadership and history.
Test knowledge with a President’s Day word scramble filled with terms related to presidents and American history. This activity is perfect for improving vocabulary and learning about presidential achievements in a fun setting.
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