The State of the Union Address for Kids
Image Credit: President Obama during his 2011 State of the Union Address.
(Pete Souza/Wikimedia Commons via Creative Commons)
I put together an easy to use Bingo printable for the kids to use during the speech. On it, I included topics and buzzwords I expect to be mentioned during the address. All you need to do is print off a copy for your child, and listen close. When they hear the word mentioned, they can mark off the square, and at the end of the speech, you can enjoy a treat as a reward while you discuss the things they heard.
There are four different board to choose from, as well as one blank board. Older students can take the time to create their own custom board. Here are some resources for them to use to learn more about the president’s current initiatives, and current events which are likely to be mentioned during the speech:
This Years State of the Union Address (2016 Update)
Learn More About the State of the Union Address:
Read last year’s State of the Union Address (compare and contrast with this year’s address)
Watch the 2016 State of the Union Address
The best place to see the State of the Union Address is going to be at WH.gov, where you’ll get the added content of graphs and charts to help your student really see what the President is talking about.