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 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.
Who can get the highest score? Here are some of our proven, fun, and exciting games to challenge your civic knowledge.
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.
Don’t just play; talk about it! Play one of the four 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
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?
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!
When you get “Bingo” share your citizen selfie on social media using the hashtag: #DemocracyAtPlay
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
Check out what others are saying about the Democracy at Play civic challenge for families.
Raising Little Citizens: Civics for K-5 Kids Education Nation Parent Toolkit
Common Sense Latino: ¿Tengo algún derecho? Watch this video in Spanish by our friends at Common Sense Latino to learn more about the game, Do I Have A Right?