Happy Election Day!
Your little ones may not be old enough to vote for another two or three elections, but that doesn’t mean they’re not politically aware.
Nurture their curiosity.
To help you celebrate, here are a few activities you can do with your children.
1. Celebrate Election Day with your favorite friends in an exciting all-new episode of “Sesame Street” and “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” voting special on today on PBS KIDS.
2. Go to a museum. Take advantage of the public school holiday to visit one of the city’s countless museums and cultural centers — many are closed on holidays but are leaving their doors open for Election Day.
4. Make a “Future Voter” button.
What you’ll need: a frozen juice can lid; White acrylic paint; paintbrush; felt: red, white and blue; scissors; glitter star stickers; pin back; white craft glue; black marker; pattern
How to make it: Place the juice can lid on to a piece of red felt. Trace the lid onto the felt and set aside. Paint the juice can lid with white acrylic paint and set aside to dry.Cut out the patterns, the larger piece from blue felt and the smaller piece from white felt. Glue the white felt cutout onto the blue felt cutout. Add another coat of white paint to the juice lid if needed and allow to dry.
Take the red felt that you traced the lid onto and cut a scallop (wavy) design around the trace line. When juice lid is completely dry, glue it to the red scalloped felt. Glue the blue and white felt to the back of the red felt. Use a black marker to write “future voter!” on the juice lid. Decorate with star stickers. Glue a pin back to the back of the red felt and let dry.
5. Watch patriotic movies with your family. Please select films suitable for your child’s age: “On the Town“, “Independence Day“, “Miracle“, “Apollo 13″, “Forrest Gump“, “American Legends” and “Schoohouse Rock: America.”
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