With elections right around the corner, now is a perfect time to teach children the value of voting and being an active engaged citizen. Visit Kids Voting USA: The mission of this organization is to secure the future of democracy by preparing young people to be educated, engaged citizens. Every month there are new activities for grades K-12, this month they are focusing on “Living in a Democracy”. Other great ideas:
- encourage your parents to take their children with them to the polls
- organize a field trip to the state capitol, local town hall,etc
- encourage students to write their local representative
- encourage students to volunteer: maybe help with a canned food drive, a clothes drive, work on a habitat for humanity house, or simply pick up liter along their own street.