President Facts for Kids: Free U.S. Presidents Crossword Puzzle Post Preview: In this post, you’ll be able to download a free presidents crossword puzzle, as well as find some resources for teaching about presidents and U.S. history and geography.
History and social studies have always been my jam. Except for a particularly brutal and legendary chapter on the Westward Expansion when I was in 5th grade, that all of the sixth graders warned us about ahead of time, social studies has held the top spot in my heart where school subjects are concerned.
When I was in early elementary school, I even owned a book that was just presidents’ portraits and facts and I read it often.
Yeah, I was that kid.
Since Presidents’ Day is fast approaching, I thought it would be a perfect time to work on some president facts for kids and make this free U.S. Presidents crossword puzzle. Of course, this isn’t only perfect for Presidents’ Day. This crossword puzzle would be good while studying U.S. History, a social studies unit on presidents, or just something to work on to talk about presidential facts.
President Facts for Kids: Free U.S. Presidents Crossword Puzzle
The facts included in this puzzle are not obscure, so don’t worry. They should be able to be found through online searches. Most of the facts are also easily found in most U.S. History books.
Some of the answers are ones they may know already from their history studies. Other facts that they’re not sure about can be found by using reference books or Google.
Sometimes they might be surprised by some of the answers, so it can be a nice learning experience as well. While they might assume that Abraham Lincoln was the first president born in a log cabin, they’d be wrong. Although, in a tricky coincidence, the correct answer also has seven letters.
Wait. Why did they name them Lincoln Logs then? (Just joking. Even if Abe wasn’t the first, he is certainly the most well-known president to be born in a log cabin.)
A Couple of Quick Notes on the Free U.S. Presidents Crossword Puzzle
The free U.S. Presidents crossword puzzle includes a variety of types of questions. Some will be obvious to some kids, while others will require a little more looking.
Entries/clues include a mix of:
- Facts – though not only the most obvious or notable fact about a president
- Date Ranges – students will fill in who was the president for those date ranges
- President Names – Identifying the president by their first name and middle initial
A couple of other notes to know before starting the puzzle:
- All of the answers to the puzzle are only the last name of the president who is the correct answer.
- There is not a fact or entry for every president. It would have been way too large of a puzzle to include one fact about every president.
- The presidents crossword puzzle includes 23 entries.
- There is an answer key included in the download.
This puzzle is perfect for upper elementary and middle school students who are studying U.S. History or presidents. It might also be appropriate for some high school students. Since the printable is a free instant download, you can feel free to check it out and only use it if it’s the right fit for your students.
The second page of the printable is an answer key for the U.S. Presidents Facts Crossword Puzzle that appears on the first page of the printable.
If your kids or students enjoy this United States President Facts Crossword Puzzle, you may also want to grab these other free crossword puzzles about U.S. Presidents:
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