Exercise Your Right to Vote!

With 4th of July happening this month we are exploring citizenship and voting! This activity will help teach children what voting is in the most basic way. Bring out two boxes and cut a hole in the top then hold a vote over anything! Some examples would be what to have for dinner, or which is better cookies or ice cream! Get the whole family involved, you can FaceTime grandparents, aunts and uncles you can include anybody and encourage them to vote too!

Materials:

  • Two Boxes
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Pen, Pencil, or Crayons

Age-appropriate Adaptations:

  • Two-year-olds—Ask your child to color a voting card, ask them what they are voting for and show them how to drop it into the box. Let them drop the families voting cards into the box. Explain what voting means.
  • Three-year-olds—Have your child help decide what the vote should be over. Explain that process of elections and how important they are to our country. Have your child decorate the voting boxes and the voting cards.
  • Four-/Five-year-olds—Explain the voting process and presidential elections to your kiddo. Ask them to help you create the voting booth and cards. Have your child write and demonstrate and election speech attempting to sway the family to vote for their side.

Skills Supported: Participates in a vote, Explores citizenship, vocabulary building.

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