Presidents’ Day Videos for Kids
It’s hard to find good Presidents’ Day Videos for kids! As a teacher, I don’t really think it’s appropriate to talk to my kids about Abraham Lincoln being assassinated or about the battles George Washington had and so many videos I found seemed to have parts where I was just not comfortable. So we made you a list of Presidents’ Day videos that are teacher-approved!
President’s Day for Kids (2:30)
This is a quick video practicing the presidents that are on US money. It’s a simple song that repeats itself so the kids will be able to sing along very quickly!
This is a great Scholastic video that covers many facts in a developmentally appropriate way! “George did a great job in the Army.” Perfect for our little learners.
Presidents – Fun Facts! (3:25)
This is a very casual video with lots of facts. It is very conversational and relatable to kids, “I would veto math tests.” There are lots of facts about specific presidents and about the overall position too! There are also lots of crazy tidbits like Lincoln Logs being named after Abraham Lincoln.
The President! (1:48)
This is a quick look at Washington and Lincoln Harry Kindergarten style! This song is a loaded with facts and is also very catchy and full of rhymes that your kids will love!
Presidents Day (1:47)
A great quick video about why we have a president and what the rules are for becoming the president. It also talks a little about Washington and Lincoln. The video ends by asking students if they would like to the president and what kind of leader they would be.
Reader Presents The U.S.Presidents Song (1:59)
A great little video showing all of the presidents of the United States. What I love about this video is that it goes fast but not so fast that the kid can’t try to sing along or see the pictures.
Get Up It’s Presidents’ Day (1:22)
This is strictly for a brain break! It’s a great catchy tune that the kids can dance too and shout the names of Washington and Lincoln. It also says the names of all of the presidents super fast so the kids can jam out to it for a quick minute or two! (Sorry – you will be singing it after!)
Macey Goes to The White House (4:48) *PREVIEW*
Follow along this adorable 5 year old as the Ellen show sends her to The White House. You will want to PREVIEW this one and make a professional judgement to show this to your kids or not – there are several moments where she talks about someone saying bad words or about a president being so fat he got stuck in the bathtub. Just use your professional judgement, but this video is loaded with random facts and a tour of The White House.
Kid President gets to meet President Obama in the oval office. Students will get to look around the office where the President works and ask him a few questions. It’s unusual to see Kid President so quiet and shy so if you watch this video it will also lead a great discussion about being proud and humble!
The President Song (1:46)
This is a great video that shows a real photo for each president set to the tune of America the Beautiful. If you want your students to learn the name of the presidents, this would be a great way to help them remember.
Have you found any other great videos for teaching about the presidents? Please comment below!
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