Abraham Lincoln Penny President on a Stick Craft for President’s Day

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February is both President’s Day and Black History month – NOW is the time to take the opportunity to pack in all the history you can with your kids! We have so many amazing resources on our site and have been providing free educational ideas and resources for 10 years now! PLUS we now have launched our Literary Guide in our TPT Store to go with this activity! Our NEW “I Am Abraham Lincoln” Literary Guide is geared for 2nd-3rd grade with 5+ Days of Teacher Guided Reading, Worksheets, STEM activities, crafts and MORE! ALL Common Core aligned!

If Abraham Lincoln is on your agenda to teach about this month we have a HUGE amount of free printables, craft and STEM activities and even this teacher edition literary guide for you to pair with the book “I Am Abraham Lincoln” by Brad Meltzer. He has a phenomenal children’s book series called “Ordinary People Can Change the World” that I highly recommend.

president on a craft stick kids activity

This clever Abraham Lincoln “President on a Stick” craft is the perfect President’s Day project for any age group you are working with! Watch our simple video tutorial below or keep scrolling for a brief tutorial overview. At the bottom of this post are plenty of other resources for President’s Day to keep you learning and creating all month long!

30 Second President on a Stick Video Tutorial:

Craft Materials:

craft materials for President's Day craft

Jumbo craft stick
Elmer’s glue stick
black construction paper
black marker or paint


President Abraham Lincoln penny on a stick

  1. Using a black marker or paint, color your craft stick all black. I did both sides but you can certainly just color one side.
  2. Cut a small black top hat shape out of black construction paper. I didn’t use a template, just cut a rectangle with a rim for a hat!
  3. Using your glue stick, glue your paper top hat to the top of the stick.
  4. Next, glue your penny (Lincoln face) onto the black craft stick right under the top hat.

Now you’re ready to play! Your president on a stick can be used as a bookmark, a pretend play puppet, or for any other reason that you dream up!

Abraham Lincoln Book Literary Guide 

Buy our Abraham Lincoln Literary Guide HERE!

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