Message: In a democracy, you have the right to
How to play:
Explain the concept of a dictatorship, like North Korea, to
Choose one person in the family to be Dictator for a Day.
The dictator gets to make all of the important decisions that
day. If she wants ice cream, she gets it. If she wants others to
get none, it's her call. Bedtime, dinner, snacks, books-the
It's especially effective to play Dictator for a Day after
you've already done the Mock Ballot game. When your kids have
experienced both sides-having their say and having no say at
all-it's not hard for them to figure out that they're lucky to have
a vote and to want to exercise it.