Here are some “Memorize the Presidents Printable Cards”, with names and pictures of the Presidents of the United States in order. Click here, Presidents of the US Memory Cards, or on the image to open the pdf to print.
Print the cards onto heavy paper or card stock then cut them apart. If you want them to last, laminate them.
First practice getting the presidents in order from memory using the cards. Then work on memorizing the presidents without the cards. Take away a few cards at a time and say the presidents in order over and over. In a week you and your kids can have them memorized.
Presidential Fact Cards
This second set of Presidents of the US Fact cards has one fact about each president. Kids can match the fact with the correct president. Work on getting these memorized as well. We chose something (or two) significant about each president to put on the fact cards. We hope the facts are something that will help you and your kids to relate each president to a time in American history.
Print these onto card stock and cut apart as well.
You will also need the Presidents of the US Answer Key. These two sheets have all the presidents in order starting with George Washington, along with the fact we chose to go with the president.
Why Memorize the Presidents?
Knowing these facts and the presidents in order will greatly aid your kids in understanding and organizing American history in their minds. As they learn more about important events and eras in American history, having the presidents memorized will create a whole picture that will allow them to see how different events in American history are related to one another. Making these connections is essential to understanding where we are today and the triumphs, follies, and tragedies that have led to both the good and the bad in America. If we know how it all happened we can deliberately steer a course to where we want to be tomorrow. Memorizing the presidents and their significant contributions to the American story is the first small step.