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Jill McDonald

Washington’s Birthday!

February 22, 2016 / Education, Holidays

Do you know what February 22 is? It’s Washington’s birthday. Here are some fun facts about George Washington:

He was born in 1732.

He was our country’s first President, serving two terms from 1789-1797.

Washington was 6 feet, 2 inches tall. He was one of our tallest presidents ever.

He had a dog named True Love and one named Sweet Lips.

It’s not known whether he actually ever chopped down a cherry tree as a child. The story is that he cut one down and when his father asked who had done it, young George answered, “I cannot tell a lie. I cut down the cherry tree.” Whether or not this story is true, it is an interesting legend. It tells us something about our nation’s first president: he was known to be a very honest person.

We here at Oopsy Daisy are interested in US history. We have a whole collection of American-history art for kids rooms, from map art to presidential art. And all of our art is made n the USA, just like George Washington!

 

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