Brain Breaks are short activities, often only 1-3 minutes long, that help kids get ready to learn or refocus on the task at hand. They often involve physical activity and movement, though relaxing activities can also boost mental brain power.
So in addition to encouraging your kids to participate in these fun breaks, join the kiddos and have some refreshing, stress-free fun yourself, too!
- Coloring materials like crayons, markers, paint
Here’s what you do
For the little ones
Check out one of our books on voting or voting rights OR think of something you would like to see improved in your community and discuss with a parent, caregiver.
For the older kids
Have a conversation with a parent or caregiver about their first voting experience. Ask if they began voting when they turned 18. Why or why not…?
Check out these books for more fun!
Goldie Takes a Stand by Barbara Krasner (eBook via Hoopla)
I Voted: Making a Choice Makes a Difference by Mark Shulma
A Vote is a Powerful Thing by Catherine Stier
V is for Voting by Kate Farrell
My Vote by Megan E. Bryant, Daniel Prosterman
Let’s Vote! A Fruitful Election Tale by Anita Iaco
Check out these great websites for kids about voting!
From the National Park Service – Cast Your Vote!
Ben’s Guide – 1 page about What and Who of Elections
From the Government Printing Office – How to Become President of the United States