5 things to do on Election Day with your kids

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There’s nothing like a middle of the week day off from school to stump mom and dad. But school is out and there is fun all over town. Check out these ideas for going out or staying home with your kids on Tuesday, November 8.

1 - Get patriotic

Take your kids to vote (see voting information here) then print out an electoral map coloring page for your kids to color in. Let your kids create their own voting activities, ballots, and patriotic treats from our election-themed Pinterest page .

2 - Get outdoors

The forecast could not be any nicer for a fun fall day, with sunny skies and a high of 70 degrees. There are 210 parks in Mecklenburg County. Pack a picnic and head to one near you. Looking for a full day of outdoor fun? Consider Crowders Mountain State Park or a short drive to Salisbury to Dan Nichols Park where kids can wander, explore, pan for gold, or play a round of putt putt.

3 - Get discovering

Discovery Place has four locations, all full of interactive fun. Check out each museum’s schedule:

Discovery Place Science

Discovery Place Nature

Discovery Kids Huntersville

Discovery Kids Rockingham

4 - Get jumping

Nothing exhausts and entertains quite like trampolines. Open Jump starts at 11am at SkyZone & Sky High.

5 - Get in the holiday spirit

You may not want to say the “S” word in front of your kids just yet, but the big man in the red suit is waiting at two area malls. It’s a great time to knock out the holiday card photo. Adventure to Santa at Northlake Mall is an interactive multi-sensory activity kids will enjoy, and there are photos opportunities at SouthPark Mall 11am - 8pm.

Not up for all day entertaining of your kids? Consider checking out the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s election-themed Mini Camp for grades K-6th. As of this morning there were still spots available!