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 books & activities you can do with your kids. Head over to your library’s website or amazon to find each of these books.
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My favorite way to teach my kids is with “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. You’ll also discover how a bill becomes a law.
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, you’ll discover many regional, state & local courts.
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Once you finish your study of the 3 branches of government, let your student create a project to show what they learned. Below is one you might consider. It’s simply a paper sack for the tree. For each branch of government, they cut out a green leaf. On each of the 3 leaves, they wrote the name of the branch and its duties.
Or sing this song to review what each branch of the government does. This song is great for Kindergarten through Primary.
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