My favorite way to educate my boys is through holidays. What better way to celebrate and honor the day than to learn all there is to know about it? Indianapolis makes it easy to teach our kids about President’s Day through these local opportunities.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will have special activities from 10:00 – 3:00, with a special appearance by President Abraham Lincoln! Play games to learn historical facts about the presidents, try to match them with their home state, and more! All included with regular admission to the museum
At the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, you can take a tour of a real president’s home and, on this special day, interact with actors portraying the family and staff of the Benjamin Harrison home. The Site will be open from 10:00 – 3:30 with tours on the hour and half hour. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages 5-17).
Conner Prairie will once again celebrate President’s Day with visits from multiple presidents and first ladies as well as games, sing-alongs, crafts, and stories. Conner Prairie will be open from 10:00 – 5:00 with these special activities running all day with FREE admission.
Interested in a road trip? Head down to Lincoln’s Boyhood Home National Park, located about three hours south of Indy. You can see the site of the cabin President Lincoln once lived in, tour a recreated 1820s homestead, and visit the Memorial Visitors Center to learn more about Lincoln and his family. The park is open every day from sunrise to sunset; admission is $5 per person or $10 per family.
Celebrate the day at home, or combine these great resources from the National Education Association. Lesson plans are available for elementary, middle, and high school grades, and cover Lincoln, Washington, and many other presidents. They also include games, videos, and fun hands-on activities