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Join for us a fun, family program and learn why voting is so important through stories, songs, and rhymes. Remember, it's an election year in NYC and we now have Rank-Choice voting!

 Join us as we read books about the colors and then get a chance to cast your vote for your favorite color.

Join us May 7th  @ 2pm on Jamaica Bay Library facebook Page 

https://www.facebook.com/jamaicabaybpl

Cast your vote !

What is your favorite color ?

https://fast-poll.com/poll/977801e8

Try taking a family vote on what to wathc on tv, book to read or listen to , or what to have for a meal. Explain that to be fair everyone in the family gets one vote. Count the votes and the activity with the most votes wins.

An alphabet of terms related to voting.
https://video.link/w/rlfqb
Here are some printable VOTE badges for kids to color from Woo! Jr Kids Activities:
https://www.woojr.com/election-day-kids-craft/election-day-craft-2/

You can customize these printable ballots from K12 Learning Liftoff and let your kids vote on things such as their favorite foods, colors, pets, etc.
https://www.learningliftoff.com/voting-printables-for-kids/

Here’s a coloring page map from Topher McCulloch:
https://tophermcculloch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/electoral-map-2020.pdf

Sing the ABCS to 5 Different Tunes (you can watch the ladies from Jbrary sing 5 versions in this video on YouTube) and then have the kids vote on which one they prefer.

If I Were President and other writing prompts in this printable mini-election unit.

Design your own campaign posters.

Color these Election Poem and Bookmarks on TpT

Play Election Vocabulary Bingo from Growing Book by Book

SONGS:
Vote! Vote! Vote! Who’s Next? by Hip Hop Harry
https://video.link/w/h2fqb
You Got to Vote by Tea
https://video.link/w/43fqb
If I Became the President by Swingsetmamas
https://video.link/w/M4fqb
RHYMES AND FINGERPLAYS:
by Martha Simpson
Today’s Election Day
(tune: The Farmer in the Dell)
Today’s Election Day, today’s Election Day
Today’s the day we get to vote
Today’s Election Day.
We’re walking to the polls, we’re walking to the polls
We’re walking there so we can vote
We’re walking to the polls.
We tell the man our name, we tell the man our name
He checks us off so we can vote
We tell the man our name.
We get our ballot now, we get our ballot now
The ballot is how we will vote
We get our ballot now.
We go into a booth, we go into a booth
A private booth so we can vote
We go into a booth.
We mark our ballot now, we mark our ballot now
We choose the people we like best
We mark our ballot now.
We put it in the box, we put it in the box
The ballot goes into a box
We put it in the box.
The man gives us a sticker, the man gives us a sticker
It says, “I voted” – yes, we did!
The man gives us a sticker.
Today’s Election Day, today’s Election Day
Today’s the day we got to vote
Today’s Election Day.
V-O-T-E VOTE!
(tune: BINGO)
I have a ballot in my hand (pretend to hold a piece of paper)
And I am going to vote
V-O-T-E Vote! V-O-T-E Vote! V-O-T-E Vote! (clap hands for each letter)
And I am going to vote.
I’ll choose the one I want to win (pretend t make a check mark)
By marking off the name
V-O-T-E Vote! V-O-T-E Vote! V-O-T-E Vote! (clap hands for each letter)
By marking off the name.
They’re counting up the votes right now (count on fingers)
I hope my choice will win
V-O-T-E Vote! V-O-T-E Vote! V-O-T-E Vote! (clap hands for each letter)
I hope my choice will win.
But win or lose I’m very glad (thumbs up, thumbs down)
That I participated
V-O-T-E Vote! V-O-T-E Vote! V-O-T-E Vote! (clap hands for each letter)
That I participated.
Are You Voting?
(tune: Where Is Thumbkin?)
(hold up both hands and have them “talk” to each other)
Are you voting?
Are you voting?
Yes, I am.
I am, too.
Who you going to vote for?
Sorry, that is private.
Yes, it is.
Yes, it is.

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