Today is Election Day, 2012 and everywhere you go in our community, you will see campaign signs lined up and down the street; televisions tuned into election day news; adults standing in line to cast a vote; everyone guessing who the winner will be; waiting to find out what the final count will be; and all of this now has us waiting for the final results…
Community, signs, rallies, choosing favorites, making decisions, standing in line, voting, predicting, counting, finding out results – Hmmm – we know how to do all that too! And so we did. Come and take a look at our election day in preschool only you wont have to wait for the results!
Meet the candidates
Al Alligator - he is a very green alligator who seems kind of grouchy. He snaps at everyone when he speaks.
Georgia Giraffe – she is a very tall giraffe who speaks with a kind soft voice.
Getting to know our candidates
Georgia Giraffe says, “If I win, I will reach up high into the trees and give everyone an apple to eat.”
Al Alligator says, “You better vote for me or I will make everyone go to bed early and no one will get to eat their supper!”
Waiting in a line to cast a vote
Oh my goodness – we had to wait in a line to cast our vote! Just like the grown-ups do!
Casting a vote
Everyone placed their “X” next to the candidate they liked best and then folded up their ballot and dropped it in the ballot box….
We took turns voting behind the curtain so our votes would be private…
Tallying up the results
After the votes were all in (and after snack of course), we counted up the total number of votes for each of our candidates. Poor Al Alligator, he only got 4 votes but Georgia Giraffe invited Al Alligator to be her helper so everyone wins! Hooray!
Getting to know the Candidates
Throughout the day, many of the children spent time getting to know our candidates…
Making Campaign signs
One of the most important parts of a campaign sign is our names so we decorated our names for our very own campaign signs…
Posting our campaign signs
We put our signs out so all the parents would see them at the end of the day…
A Preschool Rally
Celebrating our big election at the end of the day!
We hope you enjoyed our preschool version of Election Day, 2012!This article is being shared with you by Deborah Stewart of Teach Preschool - Promoting excellence in early childhood education at home and in the preschool classroom!
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