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Presidential Pets and SSSSnake Craft

Updated: Feb 15

Are you a dog person? A cat person? A snake person? Personally, I'm a cat person. (Yup, I have four!)

 

Presidents are pet people too. In fact, only three presidents lived in the official residence without a pet. Andrew Johnson did have some pet mice in his bedroom. So, some might say that only two presidents were pet-less.

 

We all know that having a pet can enrich a child’s (and a president's) life. Pets contribute to children's emotional well-being by fostering empathy, compassion, and responsibility.

 

Presidents' kids also have had pets. Alice Roosevelt famously had a pet snake named Emily Spinach who used to make appearances at White House dinners, not always to the pleasure of the guests!

 

Here’s a one minute video about Emily Spinach and a bit more about other presidential pets to help you celebrate Presidents' Day.


Here’s a one minute video about Emily Spinach and a bit more about other presidential pets.



Kids can make their own version of Emily Spinach. 


GO HERE so for written instructions.


GO HERE for a how-to video of this fun craft that’s always a favorite.




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