Celebrate President’s Day

Celebrate President's Day with this fun & easy craft that teaches about currency and the Presidency.


  • White paper
  • Pencil or crayons
  • Coins – a quarter, dime, nickel and penny


  • Place the coins underneath a piece of white paper.
  • Rub a crayon or pencil on the paper over the top of the change and watch the imprint of the money appear.
  • Using the imprints, teach your child how to count the money and name the Presidents on each coin.

Here’s a list to help:

  • Penny – Abraham Lincoln
  • Nickel – Thomas Jefferson
  • Dime – Franklin Roosevelt
  • Quarter – George Washington
  • 50 Cent Piece – John F. Kennedy
  • $1 – George Washington
  • $5 – Abraham Lincoln
  • $10 – Alexander Hamilton (not a President)
  • $20 – Andrew Jackson
  • $50 – U.S. Grant
  • $100 – Benjamin Franklin (not a President)
  • $500  - William McKinley
  • $1,000 – Grover Cleveland
  • $5,000 – James Madison
  • $10,000 – Salmon P. Chase (not a President)
  • $100,000 – Woodrow Wilson

Use this activity to discuss President's Day with the following talking points:

  • Who is our current President?
  • How do you become President?
  • When do we vote and how?
  • How many Presidents have we had?
  • Who was President when you were born?
  • What does the President do?
  • If you were President what would you do?

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Terri Fields is the mother of 3 boys, married 12 years and is currently working for MetroFamily Magazine.

She has lived in Oklahoma all her life and grew up in a small town just north of OKC.

A work-at-home mom who tries to keep up with messy boys. The only female (besides the cat) in the house has it’s challenges.  If she ever has spare time she enjoys  looming, make crafts, read magazines, listening to music, playing with the boys and hanging out with her amazing husband.

Terri has a passion for helping families find fun activities and crafts. A little imagination can go a long way.

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