A Civic Challenge for Families

Free time is all about hanging out with friends & family, having fun, and …. CIVICS! Yes, civics. Civic life exists beyond school, and we’re challenging parents and grandparents to talk about civics, politics, and government with their kids. But you’re not alone. We’ve provided FREE nonpartisan resources to help you encourage your kids and grandkids to become thoughtful and active citizens.

Play Games!

Who can get the highest score? Here are some of our proven, fun, and exciting games to challenge your civic knowledge.

iCivics games are available for FREE on our website and the game apps can be downloaded for your tablet on the iTunes and Google Play Stores.      

Don’t just play; talk about it! Play one of the following iCivics games, then download our discussion questions in English or Spanish to start a family dialogue.

Social media can be a great source for news and information. But can you separate the good information from the bad? Fight the onslaught of bad posts, hidden ads, and viral deception as a NewsFeed Defender. Play our newest game NewsFeed Defenders today!  After playing, post about it on social media with the hashtags #DemocracyAtPlay #NewsFeedDefenders

Talk about it!
   

Don’t just play; talk about it! Play one of the iCivics games above. Then download our discussion questions in English or Spanish (by clicking the green buttons) to start a family dialogue.

   

Share your citizen selfie, score, game certificate on social media using the hashtag: #DemocracyAtPlay

Tell us your story!

Did you enjoy playing games as a family? Did you take part in the BINGO challenge or get involved in your community? Tell us! iCivics needs your feedback to keep making FREE resources! Click here for the form.

Get out! Get active! Get local!

What makes your community work? What is local government responsible for?

Play Bingo!

We’ve put together a BINGO game to challenge your family to learn about the impact that local government has on your life. Can you get 5 in a row—across, up, down, or diagonal? Or better yet, can you fill up the whole card? Also available en español!

 

   

When you get “Bingo” share your citizen selfie on social media using the hashtag: #DemocracyAtPlay

Color It!

The National Association of Counties and iCivics have developed the “My County Works” activity book on county government to introduce elementary school students to the important role county government plays in our daily lives. Download your FREE copy!

   

Share your citizen selfie on social media using the hashtag: #DemocracyAtPlay

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