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)
- 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@ or post them online with the hashtag #LetterstoKamala.
- Watch a livestream curated just for youths. “Our White House: An Inaugural Celebration for Young Americans,” livestreams at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday and will feature segments from the Library of Congress, trivia and fun facts.
- Share your story. Watch videos kids have posted in which they voice their vision for the country or explain why giving back is important. Or create your own.
- 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.
- Write your own inaugural address. This guide from Scholastic can help.
- 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.
- Play inauguration bingo. Check out options for inauguration bingo here or create your own bingo cards.
- Read about how government works. These children’s books help explain our political process and democratic system. They include “When you Grow up to Vote,” by Eleanor Roosevelt