DIY Storytime – Vote!

Enjoy this DIY Storytime on the Vote! whenever is convenient.

BOOKS:

v is for voting bookV Is for Voting
• Written by Kate Farrell
• Illustrated by Caitlin Kuhwald
• Published by Henry Holt & Company
• Presented by Sankofa Read Aloud
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/

 

vote for our future bookVote for Our Future!
• Written by Margaret McNamara
• Illustrated by Micah Player
• Published by Schwartz &Wade Books
• Presented by Kelsie Smith
The students of Stanton Elementary School spread the word about how important it is for every adult to vote.
https://video.link/w/Zofqb
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/

 

grace for presidentGrace for President
• Written by Kelly Dipucchio
• Illustrated by Leuyen Pham
• Published by Disney-Hyperion
• Presented by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
When Grace learns there has never been a female United States president, she decides to kick off her political career by running for class president.
https://video.link/w/Gyfqb
Grace’s classmates represent the different states and each one has a certain number of electoral college votes. Here’s a coloring page map from Topher McCulloch:
https://tophermcculloch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/electoral-map-2020.pdf

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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