I am the type of teacher that absolutely adores teaching based around themes. So, September through January for me is basically amazing. There are some teachers who prefer other ways of teaching, but there is nothing I love more than teaching week by week on a different seasonal theme! This past week, we learned about Election Day (these kids won’t be at school Monday or Tuesday). We did some fun Election Day activities, including a mock election and a craftivity.
Check out these cute boys and girls holding their Election Day books. The students put their booklets together, then made a mini person to hold the books for the hallways display.
(Source: Election Day Craft Book)
Here’s a look at the students working hard on their book. Before they hung up their books, they had to read their book three times with a partner, then answer the comprehension questions that come with it.
The craftivity is at my TPT store!
Election Day Craftivity
Then, we had our mock election between Grace, Duck, and My Teacher. These characters come from Duck for President, Grace for President, and My Teacher for President.
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For this Election Day activity, I started by Reading Duck for President, Grace for President, and My Teacher for President aloud. Then, I split my kids up into campaign teams. They made posters for their candidate. Finally, we held a mock election.
Here is a look at the students campaigning posters.
Mock Registration and Ballots
If they wanted to vote, they had to fill out a voter registration. We discussed the requirements of having to register to vote at the age of 18, so this was their form of “registering!”
And here is the ballot box! No, this box isn’t fancy or patriotic like I had planned. But as teachers, I think we all understand that not all lessons can go as perfectly as they’re thought up in your head, haha! I hope you enjoyed this round-up of election day activities for the classroom.
And for more patriotic-themed content, check out this post on President’s Day Research and Writing Activities.