Election Day is drawing near. Get younger kids excited about the prospect of voting one day by turning Election Day into a patriotic themed day with special snacks, treats, and crafts! Help kids understand what voting means and why it is important with special voting themed episodes of their favorite shows and voting themed books.
Make Election Day Fun for Kids with Themed Snacks, Crafts, Television Show Episodes and Books
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Who says red, white and blue is only for the Fourth of July?
Make Election Day a celebration by turning it into a themed day for the whole family!
I've rounded up a collection of fun, and easy patriotic snacks and crafts that will really kick Election Day up a notch.
Plus I've put together a list of over 15 television show episodes and books about voting for kids to really get them excited!
Election Day for Kids: Patriotic Snacks & Treats
Is there anything better than a chocolate covered pretzel? I'll wait. These Red, White and Blue Chocolate Covered Pretzels from Shugary Sweets are a great treat to make with kids to celebrate Election Day. Have them cover the pretzels with red, white and blue sprinkles as shown below.
If cookies are more your jam, check out these Red, White and Blue Patriotic Star Cookies from Into the Cookie Jar! There are so many creative ways to decorate these star cut out cookies.
Marshmallows are not just for s'mores! These Cute Flag Marshmallow Pops from The Savvy Mama Lifestyle are super festive for Election Day and super easy to recreate!
What kid doesn't love popsicles? These Easy Coconut Milk Popsicles with Sprinkles from Sustain My Cooking Habit will no doubt get kids in the Election Day spirit.
How perfect are these Patriotic Oreo Truffles from Mom. Wife. Busy Life? These are great to make with younger kids because this is a no-bake treat! It may get a bit messy but I bet kids will love making round Oreo balls and decorating them with red, white and blue sprinkles.
This just might be the most genius thing I've ever seen. These Patriotic Snack Cakes from Dancing Through the Rain feature "Little Debbie White Fancy Cakes". That's right, a major portion of this treat can be bought from the store! No baking required and very little prep time! Open that box and decorate each cake like a flag or any other patriotic way you like.
Vanilla pudding and cake mix, who knew? That's exactly what these Patriotic Cake Mix Cookie Bars from Two Kids and a Coupon are made of, drop in some red, white and blue M&Ms and you're set!
Pretzel bites are make favorite snack hack! These Easy Red, White and Blue Pretzel Bites from Crayons & Cravings are great to make with kids; melt red, white and blue candy melts on pretzel squares and have kids smush a red or blue M&M on top!
Chances are you'll want to eat some popcorn while watching the results of Election Night, this Firecracker Popcorn from Confessions of Parenting is made with PopRocks! Sparks are inventible on Election Day and this snack just sounds like so much fun to eat!
Election Day for Kids: Patriotic Crafts
Here's a fun idea! If you are going to allow your kids to stay up a bit later to see some results, have them design a "treat bag" and then give them some red/white & blue snacks (like the Firecracker Popcorn mentioned above) to eat while watching! Take a look at this Red, White and Stars Treat Bag from Champagne and Sugarplums!
All you need are some straws, paper and paint to make this Firework Straw Art from Lil Tigers! Cluster some bendable straws together and let kids go nuts stamping the straws around the paper for some super fun red, white and blue firework art.
Do you remember making sand art as a kid? I had so many jars filled with sand from fairs growing up! This Patriotic Sand Craft from The Growing Creatives is a fun piece of art to make on Election Day.
We all know kids love slime so why not turn this sensory activity patriotic? This Red, White and Blue Slime from Mom. Wife. Busy Life is super vibrant and a great Election Day activity for kids!
Election Day for Kids: Children's TV Show Episodes About Voting
A great way to get kids excited about Election Day is to show them their favorite characters voting! Here are some shows that have featured voting:
Arthur: Season Season 5, Episode 6: The Election
The Berenstain Bears Season 1, Episode 58: The Big Election
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Season 1, Episode 15: The Neighborhood Votes/The Class Votes
PAW Patrol Season 7, Episode 2 (premiere date: 10/22/2020): Pups Save Election Day
Peanuts: You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown
Sesame Street Season 15: Election Day on Sesame Street
Schoolhouse Rock Season 3, America Rock features episodes about women getting the right to vote (Sufferin' Till Suffrage), how bill becomes a law (I'm Just a Bill), and the Electoral Collage (I'm Going to Send You To Collage)
Election Day for Kids: Books About Voting
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