You can use these cards in many ways.
1. Print these cards, cut them out, and use them as a visual introduction to citizenship.
â€¢ Show the students these cards and ask them if the children shown are being good citizens or if they are following rules at home, school, or in the community.
â€¢ Use these cards as discussion starters. Show a particular card and ask the students what they should do if someone else is not being a good citizen.
2. Print these cards, cut them out, and laminate them. The students can practice sorting them by rules they must follow at home, at school, or in the community.
â€¢ This is a good activity that students can use if they finish their work early.
â€¢ This is also a good activity for centers.
3. Print these cards, have students cut them out, and have students sort and glue them according to following rules at home, at school, or in the community.
â€¢ This is a good way for students to practice cutting and gluing at the beginning of the year.
4. These cards can also be made into three different lessons or activities by having students sort the cards for each category (at home, at school, in the community) of being a good citizen or not being a good citizen.
7. Students can cut out these pictures and glue them on a map according to following rules at home, at school, or in the community.
8. Use the cards for morning work, journals, or for students who finish their work early.
â€¢ Display a card on the board every day or have students choose a card. Have students write about the picture.
o How would it make you feel if someone treated you this way?
o What could you do if someone treated you this way?
o What is a similar way that you could be a good citizen?
o Have you ever been treated that way?
o How could you be a good citizen at home, at school, or in the community?
o How would you like someone else to treat you?
o Do you wish everyone else behaved as good citizens? Why?
o Write about a time when you were a good citizen.
o Write about a time when you should have been a good citizen but made a poor choice.
o Pretend you were teaching about being a good citizen to a class of younger children. What would you say to them?
o Write a story about a boy or girl who made a poor choice and wanted to be a better citizen.
o Make a list of things you could do or say to someone if you have not been a good citizen towards them.
9. Play a game with the cards.
"BE A GOOD CITIZEN!"
Object: To get three "Keep cards"
1. Shuffle the cards and lay them in the middle of the table face down.
2. The first player draws a card and lays it face up in front of them.
3. The first player must name if it is a rule to be followed at home, at school, or in the community.
o If the player got it right, they get to keep the card (called a "keep card") and play continues to the left.
o If the player did not get it right, they must place the card in the discard pile and their turn is over. Play continues to the left.
o If the player draws a card that depicts someone that is not being a good citizen, then they must discard both the card drawn and a "keep card." Play continues to the left.
4. The first player to get three "keep cards" wins the game.
This activity includes 36 picture cards.
Being a Good Citizen at Home, at School, and in the Community by Kristen Campbell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License