Here are 10 Presidents Weekend writing prompts you can use to ring in the holiday with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Holidays on Amazon.
There are many stories about George Washington that may or may not be true.
Imagine that someone came up with a tale about you that was completely made up.
What would the story be about and would people believe it? Why or why not?
One legend of George Washington is that he refused to lie to his father about
cutting down the family cherry tree. Do you think you would tell the truth if
you accidentally broke your parents' property? Why or why not?
After the Revolutionary War, George Washington could have been elected King of
the United States if he'd wanted. Why did he decide not to take such a powerful
position? Would you have made the same decision and why?
Imagine that you had to pay extra and unfair taxes for the things you liked the
most, like the colonists had to pay to the British. How would you make your
voice heard that the taxes were wrong?
Create a conversation between two troops during the Revolutionary War talking
about their general, the soon-to-be president George Washington. Do they like
working with him? Why or why not?
How do you think you could handle having to sail and march through the middle
of the winter like Washington's army? What would you do to stay warm and how
would you stay motivated to keep moving?
When Washington was elected as the first President, he received more than 50
percent of the votes from every single state. No President has ever done that
since. Why do you think he was so popular? Will there ever be such a unanimous
Who are some other people you'd consider putting on the one-dollar bill? Why
would they be an equally strong choice as a monetary portrait?
Would you ever want to be President of the United States? What might some of
the challenges be? What would be the things you'd enjoy about the position?
Who are some other Presidents that you think should have their birthdays
celebrated? Why are their lives important enough to be celebrated?
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Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.