Celebrating Inauguration Day with Kids! | Chicago North Shore Moms

This years inauguration is going to be filled with many firsts for our nation!  Two of the most exciting as moms today are, seeing the first woman Vice President sworn in (this might actually cause a few tears), and the first inaugural celebration for kids!

This exchange of power is likely tough for kiddos to understand.  So we’ve put together a few resources and activities to check out with your littles below, and don’t miss the live celebration at 9am with host Kiki Palmer! (Click here)


An image of the U.S. Capitol in preparation for the inauguration.


  • Write a letter to the VP. Ask your kids to tell Vice President-elect Kamala Harris what her historic election means to them. They can email the letters, along with their name and hometown, to letters@bideninaugural.org or post them online with the hashtag #LetterstoKamala.
  • Make a cameo. Share your vision for America using 8 words or less, upload the video and you could show up in the inauguration festivities.
  • Design your own Oval Office. If you want to get really art-and-crafty, Crayola has directionson how you and your kids can design the most important office in the land.
  • Test your knowledge of presidential pets. This quiz has different questions for different grade levels.


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