Voting Program Activity #1

Example of a Little Magician hat craft
In this activity, you will learn about Martin Van Buren and make your own magician's hat!

"Who Was Martin Van Buren?"

Online Interactive Program Instructions for Grown-Ups:


Thank you for offering to share ‘Ranger Time’ with a child in your life.

The books listed to read as part of this activity may be found at your local library or on YouTube.

'This Little President: A Presidential Primer' by Joan Holub and Daniel Roode.

All That I Can Be: When I Grow Up” by Mercer Mayer.

To make on-line learning easy, follow the steps below:



1. Read: “Have You Ever Visited Lindenwald?”

2. Read: “Meet Some Martin Van Buren National Historic Site Park Rangers”

3. Read: “Who Was Martin Van Buren?”

4. Read or listen to, “This Little President: A Presidential Primer” by Joan Holub and Daniel Roode.

5. Read: ‘What Did Martin Van Buren Want to Be When He Was Growing Up?’

6. Read or listen to, “All That I Can Be: When I Grow Up” by Mercer Mayer.

7. Complete the activity “If I Were President of the United States.”

8. Make a magician’s hat with Martin Van Buren jumping out of it.

9. [Optional for local families] Walk around Kinderhook and locate places that have been around since Martin Van Buren's time.

Last updated: December 22, 2020

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