Candidates, Maps & Votes: An Election Guide for Kids

With one of the most anticipated presidential elections, I was presented with the perfect opportunity to teach my kids about the voting process and the electoral college.

How to Become President – The video and printout get you started with an overview of the road to becoming president.

What is the Electoral College? – This link has an amazing FREE printable lapbook, including these informative cutouts explaining the electoral college. I simply glued the cutouts onto construction paper and paired it with a listing of the states and electoral votes.

Election Vocabulary Test your knowledge of all things election with this list (and answer key for the parents! Phew!).


Electoral Vote Tracker I printed an electoral votes map that we plan to shade in as the votes come in on election night.

Voter Registration This super simple DIY voter registration and voter identification card was a big hit. The hands-on activity allowed us to discuss the importance of registering to vote when they turn 18.


If I Were President…. – The cutouts for this cute activity were found in the same FREE printable lapbook as the electoral college cutouts.

Win The White House – This was by far their favorite part of our election unit. The program is very user-friendly, interactive and extremely informative. You customize your campaign and hit the trail to earn votes and ultimately win the election. Very cool!

Virtual Tour of The White House After learning all about the election and dreaming of being the president one day, the kids took a virtual tour of The White House.

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