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!