Last week I had to cancel Activity Days because I was sick even though I had everything ready to teach the kids about citizenship, so we did the Presidents' Day lesson today even though it is already March.
We started with a fun card game that the Drama Queen taught the girls. The game belonged to Sport and it was something about Unscrambling the States. Then we repeated the 12th Article of Faith several times: "We Believe in being subject to Kings, Presidents, Rulers, and Magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law."
We discussed the fact that means we can't even speed! Then we talked about how important it is to vote and make sure our voices are heard. We read a story about a woman and her husband who were very active in politics, and one was a Republican and the other a Democrat, but the only thing that mattered was that they honored their rights to vote and choose.
Then Princess talked with them about being the Deputy Mayor of the Youth City Council and she showed them pictures from a bunch of the service projects and activities.
A favorite for everyone was making these cute presidents out of vanilla wafers from a recipe I found on Pinterest. The boys were happy to join us so they could eat their creations as well. Then we played more games until the parents came for their girls.
It's so fun working with these girls!
And we don't even have to sell cookies...
...we just get to eat them.