This week the class has been discussing our first four Presidents.

What are the requirements for being a President?
-You have to be born in the United States of America
-You have to have lived in the U.S. for the past 14 years
-You have to be at least 35 years old

Presidents we have discussed so far:
1st – George Washington
2nd – John Adams
3rd – Thomas Jefferson
4th – James Madison, 1st Lady – Dolly Madison

Game to play with your child:

Read these clues about the Presidents and see if you both can answer correctly!

  • He died on the 4th of July, 1836. (JA & TJ)
  • He only had one tooth. (GW)
  • He was the first President to live in the White House. (JA)
  • His false teeth were made out of cows teeth and hippo bones. (GW)
  • He was the general of the army. (GW)
  • He was the shortest President. (JM)
  • He helped to make our navy strong. (JA)
  • He was born in the Massachusetts Bay colony. (JA)
  • He was President during the war of 1812 when the British burned the White House. (JM)
  • He liked to grow tomatoes. (TJ)
  • He sent Lewis & Clark to explore the land and they brought him back a grizzly bear.  They put the grizzly bear in a cage on the White House lawn. (TJ)
  • He wrote the Declaration of Independence. (TJ)
  • He liked to make macaroni. (TJ)
  • Bananas came to the United States when he was President. (TJ)
  • She served ice cream at the White House for the first time. (DM)
  • He was born in the Virginia colony. (GW, TJ, & JM)
  • He had a farm called Mount Vernon. (GW)
  • His face is on the dollar bill and the quarter. (GW)
  • His face is on the nickel and the two dollar bill. (TJ)