Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Meet Barack Obama, Kids...

It's no secret our families are staunch Republicans, so during the election, we tended to focus our discussions with the boys on Senator McCain. After watching the inauguration today however, I felt the need to go home and talk to the boys about "who" President Barack Obama is, considering he will be our leader for at least the next 4 years. I found these little printable books on one of my favorite websites, Enchanted Learning, and it had all kinds of activities for the kids to do which would springboard conversations. It was pretty interesting the dialogue that went on, including falsehoods shared between kids at Austin and Preston's schools. For instance, a friend of Austin's told him that President Obama is going to do away with summer vacation....ummm...no.

Here is the book...I also printed out coloring sheets, and Carter's rendition was....colorful...

Preston patiently helping Carter

Austin and Preston calculating President Obama's age


President Obama according to Carter...


Love this...Carter telling me who the President is...
video

2 comments:

Michelle said...

What a great idea!
That video was too cute!

Michelle Harmon said...

You are SUCH A GOOD mom!!!! That video was so cute. I love watching you mother these boys....I am learning so much!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Meet Barack Obama, Kids...

It's no secret our families are staunch Republicans, so during the election, we tended to focus our discussions with the boys on Senator McCain. After watching the inauguration today however, I felt the need to go home and talk to the boys about "who" President Barack Obama is, considering he will be our leader for at least the next 4 years. I found these little printable books on one of my favorite websites, Enchanted Learning, and it had all kinds of activities for the kids to do which would springboard conversations. It was pretty interesting the dialogue that went on, including falsehoods shared between kids at Austin and Preston's schools. For instance, a friend of Austin's told him that President Obama is going to do away with summer vacation....ummm...no.

Here is the book...I also printed out coloring sheets, and Carter's rendition was....colorful...

Preston patiently helping Carter

Austin and Preston calculating President Obama's age


President Obama according to Carter...


Love this...Carter telling me who the President is...
video

2 comments:

Michelle said...

What a great idea!
That video was too cute!

Michelle Harmon said...

You are SUCH A GOOD mom!!!! That video was so cute. I love watching you mother these boys....I am learning so much!