Abraham Lincoln Ideas


Abe Lincoln Story and Student Mini-Book Set



This flannel board set includes a mini-book for students to make.  This mini-book pictured below is written in simple, emergent level reading to help students learn important facts about our 16th president.  This is a great activity with the flannel board pictures to match the student version of the book on Abraham Lincoln.  The student mini-book is available as a download that you can print.  The mini-book pictured below is a bit distorted, but the PDF file that you receive is clear and easy to copy for use in your classroom.  $20 includes both the flannel board set and student mini-book. 



















           This photo is a sample of the September Block.  See below for information on how to make the Lincoln or Cupid Block for February! 

  I have had so many requests for special directions and patterns for the "Monthly Blocks" that I am going to be making these available to those who are interested in purchasing this resource.  You will be provided with full colored pictures, patterns and detailed directions.  There is a different character for each of the months from September through May. 


An on line link will be provided to access the directions and patterns.  Please make sure you provide the correct email address for me to be able to send you this link.  There are no shipping charges since this is a digital link.  You will be able to start your projects as soon as you receive this link.



The blocks that the children make use a 2x4x6 inch piece of wood.  They last forever and will be a family treasure for many, many years to come.  Many parents tell me that they still have all of the blocks and use them each year!  You could also use these blocks for your Cub Scouts or Brownies.  The whole year of crafts!


You will receive detailed directions to make the following:

September—Apple man ( see sample)

October   Pumpkin man

November  Turkey

December  Reindeer

January  Snowman

February  2 different blocks for Feb--Cupid and Abe Lincoln

March  Leprechaun

April   Bunny

May  Bee

I will provide the link for you as soon as I receive payment for you to be able to get started right away on your monthly blocks!!  The cost will be $14.99 with no shipping charges.  If you would like to pay with a credit card, click below on the link.  If you would like to pay by check, please contact me by email.




Thanks!   J



The children are always so interested in learning about Abe Lincoln.  We read lots of great books about his life and what he believed in.  It is an great opportunity to teach values! 


Click on each of the pictures to enlarge the photos. 


Lincoln Silhouette

This a two part project.  The children were given a 12x18 piece of white construction paper.  We made the slits for the weaving for them.  Then they used red and blue strips of paper to weave in and out.  The strips were about one inch wide and 12 inches long.  Then we gave them a silhouette of Lincoln traced onto a black piece of construction paper.  Then the silhouette was glued on top of the checkerboard weaving paper. 




Abe Lincoln Quilt

I am not sure where I found the pattern or idea for this quilt.  It was made with two different squares. This is the pattern that I used to make the pieced square.  We used red and blue on a white paper to make the pattern.  The squares are one inch and the two triangles fit together to make a one inch square.  A penny with Lincoln's head is glued in the center where the number is located.  The black silhouette of Lincoln was mounted on a red square of construction paper.  Both squares were 6 inches. 


Lincoln Finger Puppet

  We used this pattern to make our finger puppets for Lincoln.  The child's fingers fit through the holes to make his legs.  CUTE!  I apologize for the poor copy of this pattern.  It is the only one that I have at home.    There is another finger puppet of Washington that is posted on the Washington page. 



Cleaning Pennies

We did these experiments in a small group with an adult to see which one cleaned the pennies better. 

3 T of Vinegar and 1 T of salt

3 T of Baking Soda

3 T of Vinegar only

We used the pennies to make the medallions pictured above.  For a better scientific explanation and other ideas, please click on the picture of the penny! 



Abraham Lincoln Books

Abraham Lincoln by Lloyd Ostendorf
Just Like Abraham Lincoln
by Bernard WaberYoung Abe Lincoln by Andrew Woods
Picture Book of Abraham
Lincoln by David Adler
Abe Lincoln's Hat by Martha Brenner
Meet Abraham Lincoln by Barbara Cary
Abraham Lincoln by Fred Herman
Just a Few Words, Mr. Lincoln by Jean Fritz
Young Abe Lincoln by Cheryl Harness
If You Grew Up With Abe Lincoln by Ann McGovern