If I Were President...

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It’s fun to imagine just what we would do if we were in charge of our country! Create your own presidential silhouette and then talk about what you would do. If you like this craft, try All About the Lincolns.

What You’ll Need:
*White paper
*Tape
*Pencil
*Flashlight
*Scissors
*Markers

Preparation:
*Show your child older coins that show presidential profiles.
*Talk with your child about what a president’s job is.

Activity:
*To create the silhouette, tape the white paper to a wall. Have your child stand in front of it, in profile. Turn off the lights and use a flashlight to shine a light on their face to create a shadow on the paper. Holding your child’s head steady, trace the shadow silhouette with pencil. Cut it out.
*Talk with your child about what they would do if they were in charge of the whole country! For younger kids, write the words for them, and let them draw pictures. Older children can write a few sentences or draw a scene.
*Send us a picture of your presidential kids and we may post it to our site! info@mycalendarmaker.com.

Suggested Resources:
*Washington’s Bingo Dot Cherry Tree from My Activity Maker
*TIME For Kids: A Day in the Life of America's Leader
at Amazon.com

This activity can be found in the Holidays section of our site.