In this new series, I’m publishing a small worksheet packet for various presidents. As you come across these men in your history studies, download a few worksheets to supplement your reading!
To make sure you download them all, browse the complete list of free US Presidents worksheets in this series.
Today we’re starting with George Washington!
George Washington, our nation’s first President, is such an interesting man to study! His commitment to integrity and the success of the United States is an example for us all.
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Fascinating Facts – George Washington
George Washington, the first President of the United States, has an amazing life story! To pique your interest, here are a few Fascinating Facts about America’s first President:
- Just days before Washington was born, a bolt of lightning struck the family’s farmhouse. The lightning killed a woman that was visiting George’s mother, Mary. Mary worried that the lightning strike was a sign of bad luck or that there would be something wrong with George.
- George’s older brother, Lawrence, was the person he loved and admired most. He taught George how to behave and dress like a gentleman.
- Washington raised hound dogs and treated them like children. He loved them dearly! He was careful to give each of them an endearing name.
- Despite fighting in many battles, Washington was never injured. His hat was shot off of his head, musket shots sailed through his coat, but he was miraculously never injured.
- Washington is the only president to be unanimously voted into office.
- As a tribute to Washington, Congress built the Washington Monument, which was completed in 1880. According to law, there can be no building in Washington, D.C. that is taller.
Worksheets and Printables for George Washington
My oldest two children and I are studying the Revolutionary War this week. We use Tapestry of Grace, but to supplement our learning, I’m using a ton of the resources found in my George Washington Resource Packet, including all of the following worksheets over the next couple of weeks.
So between these worksheets and the ones found in the Resource Packet, our reading, and our hands-on activities, we’ll know a lot about our first president!
Feel free to download this free set of worksheets at the bottom of this post to use in your own study of Mr. Washington.
In this printable set, you’ll find:
- George Washington Definitions – Review common terms associated with Washington with this fill-in-the-blank study
- George Washington: Questions and Answers – Provides 2 Washington-themed writing prompts
- George Washington Monument: Design Your Own! – Design your own version of a monument to honor Mr. Washington
Favorite Books About George Washington
As you all know, we are avid readers here at the Hill House! Here are just a few of the George Washington books that we read and loved.
Who Was George Washington? by Roberta Edwards – This is part of the ‘Who Was … ?’ series that I just love for Kindergarten through 4th Graders. It has just the right amount of information, with illustrations sprinkled throughout.
George Washington and the General’s Dog by Frank Murphy – We LOVED this book! A true-life story about Mr. Washington finding a lost dog on the battlefield.
George Washington for Kids Activity Book by Brandon Marie Miller – This book is the perfect combination of interesting facts and stories about President Washington and activities from the time period in which he lived. Great resource!
George Washington Video
Lastly, enjoy watching this depiction of George Washington surprising the British. Note that it’s done in Sesame Street’s classic style. 😉 My kiddos really enjoyed it! We will watch several more historically accurate videos in the next couple of weeks, but this was just a fun one to view.
Click the image to download George Washington Worksheets: