So, after returning from volunteering at the polls we started getting ready for our Arizona Primary Election Party. We did some last minute cleaning...not that much really as there would be 18 kids running around...haha.
We then made some cookies for the party. I had bought some great patriotic cookie cutters a while back and the kids really enjoyed the process of rolling, cutting, baking, and icing.
Here are a few pictures of the kids making cookies.
As we painted the flags, we reviewed the parts of the American Flag (my kids fondly call "Old Glory") and the symbolism of each.
50 stars = 50 states
13 red stripes = 13 original colonies
White - purity and innocence
Red - hardiness and valor
Blue - vigilance, perseverance and justice
Stars and Stripes...Forever.
We had snacks, patriotic music, an in-house election, and election results on the television, and a last minute president trivia. What a fun way to celebrate our country and learn through the election process.