A Civic Challenge for Families

Summer is all about ice cold lemonade, hot sunny days, flip flops, and... CIVICS! Yes, civics. Civic life exists beyond school, and this summer, we’re challenging parents 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 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 (available for FREE online and in 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.

 

   

Share your score or game certificate on social media using the hashtag: #DemocracyAtPlay

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. By the end of the summer, 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!

 

   

Share your score or game certificate 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 score or game certificate on social media using the hashtag: #DemocracyAtPlay