The 2020 United States presidential election is scheduled for November 3. The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown many aspects of the race into uncertainty, making it one of the most unconventional election races in history.
Why not mark the occasion with some fun election themed decorations and activities!
Decorate the facility with red, white and blue banners.
2. Play Patriotic Music
Listen to a patriotic music playlist from YouTube:
34 Famous Patriotic Songs and Marches (40 minutes)
3. Hold a Special Luncheon
Serve Tacos, deep-dish pizzas, slow-cooked brisket sandwiches or clam chowder if the weather is cold.
4. Serve Themed Dessert
Ask your Chef to make a red, blue and white fruit platter: strawberries, blueberries and bananas.
5. Watch a Reagan Movie
Watch one of ex-President Ronald Reagan’s movies. If possible get hold of a copy of the only film Reagan and his first lady did together called: Hellcats of the Navy
6. Enjoy a Presidential Quiz
See how much they know about US Presidents with the Presidential Quiz.
7. Have Fun with a Word Search
Give each resident a copy of the Election Wordsearch to complete at their leisure.
|1||Which president was also an actor?||________________________|
|2||How many presidents have served more than 2 terms?||________________________|
|3||Who was the oldest elected president?||________________________|
|4||Who was the youngest elected president?||________________________|
|5||Who was the first president to be born on American soil?||________________________|
|6||Who was the first president to live in the White House?||________________________|
|7||Which president was impeached in August 1974?||________________________|
|8||Which president was born in Hawaii?||________________________|
|9||Which president never married?||________________________|
|10||Which president inspired the teddy bear?||________________________|
|11||How long is a presidential term?||________________________|
|12||How many presidents have been assassinated while in office?||________________________|
|13||Which president was known as the 'Conservationist President'?||________________________|
|14||Who was the youngest elected president?||________________________|
|15||What instrument does Bill Clinton play?||________________________|
|16||Who was the president when the Baby Boomer era began in 1946?||________________________|
|17||What is the name of the airplane that carries the president?||________________________|
|18||Which president was known as 'The Peanut Farmer'?||________________________|
|19||Which president lived the longest life?||________________________|
|20||Which president had the shortest tenure?||________________________|
1. Ronald Reagan, 2. Only one, Franklin D. Roosevelt served for 12 years , 3. Donald Trump, he was 70 years and 7 months old when he was inaugurated on January 20, 1917, 4. John F. Kennedy, he was 43 years old, 5. Martin Van Bure. He was the 8th President and his first language was Dutch although he was born in Kinderhook, New York., 6. President John Adams and his wife, Abigail, took residence in the White House in 1800., 7. Richard Nixon, 8. Barak Obama, 9. James Buchanan was a bachelor all his life. His niece Harriet Lane was his first lady., 10. Theodore Roosevelt. While hunting at the invitation of the Mississippi Governor Andrew Longino, Roosevelt could not locate a single bear. One of his assistants cornered an older black bear with dogs and tied it to a tree for Roosevelt to shoot. Viewing this as extremely unsportsmanlike, Roosevelt refused to shoot the bear. News spread quickly and a toy maker dedicated a black bear doll to the president named "Teddy's Bear". It was mass-produced and sold worldwide., 11. Four years, 12. Four: Abraham Lincoln (1861 - 1865), James Abram Garfield (1881), William McKinley (1897-1901), and John F. Kennedy (1961-63)., 13. Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt. He created 150 national forests, 51 federal bird reserves, 5 national parks, and 4 national game preserves , 14. John F. Kennedy, who was 43 years, 236 days, at his inauguration. The youngest person to assume the presidency was Theodore Roosevelt, who, at the age of 42 years, 322 days, succeeded to the office after the assassination of William McKinley., 15. Saxophone, 16. Harry Truman, 17. Air Force One, 18. Jimmy Carter, 19. George W. Bush so far, he lived 94 years and 171 days, 20. The 9th President William Henry Harrison, elected in 1841, died on his 32nd day in office.