Elections are right around the corner, so this is the perfect time to teach the 3 branches of government for kids. For each of our three branches of government, I’ve included an explanation with at least 1 book & 1 activity you can do with your kids. Feel free to leave other activities in the comment section.
Why not have fun as you teach your kids about the 3 branches of government? Try one of these activities.
My favorite way to teach my kids was to read “real” books (not textbooks). Real books bring a subject to life, so here are real books you can use with your kids as you teach them about the three branches of government. Click on any book image to read more about that resource.
EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT
The Executive Branch of Government is the one who “executes” the laws. In the national government, this begins with our President. At the state level, this is usually the Governor; while the Mayor is generally the Executive member of a city.
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT
The Legislative branch of government writes the laws for us to follow.
JUDICIAL BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT
The Judicial branch of government encompasses all the courts in our court system. At the national level this begins with the Supreme Court. From there, the are many regional, state & local courts.
Question: What ideas do you have for teaching the 3 branches of government to kids? You can leave a comment by clicking here.