Who Are Your County Officials?:
Learn the names of your county officials.
What Was It Like? San Mateo County History:
historical sites in the County. Click here for
Incorporated and Unincorporated - What's
Take your child on a drive through unincorporated
areas (including your own if you live in one). You can get
a map of these areas through the Planning and Building
Division. Click here for
California Fun Facts & Coloring
Go to a local flower shop and buy some poppy seeds to plant
at your home.
San Mateo County Word Fun:
child to a local library and look up a book on San Mateo
County. Ask your child to choose one letter from the words "San Mateo County." Then,
look for a historical figure in the County history whose
first or last name begins
with that letter. You can further research what that person's life was like.
with your child to the City Hall where you live and a City
Hall for another city. Walk around and also see if there
are any tours of the
with your child about the differences between the two buildings and the two
cities from observation on your drive over.
Be a Supervisor for a Day!:
a Board of Supervisors meeting with your child. You can
find the meeting
Follow the County Campaign Trail:
your child locate items in the trail and talk about these
items with them: What message does this send? What do you
like and not like? How could this be
Victor Voter's Voting Adventure:
your child with you when you vote or show them how you fill
out your absentee
Follow A Bill!:
Visit the State Capitol
in Sacramento or a Board of Supervisors Meeting. You can
also look at local and state officials websites to see what
bills they are
Help your child
come up with even more ways that government has a role in
What Makes A Leader:
Read a story
with or to your child about an important current or historical
story from the newspaper together with your child and ask him or
her to come up with additional questions that they would
like to ask about the issue.
Make A Difference:
child to participate in some of the ideas listed on how to
make a difference. Look at websites listed on the page for
more ideas about how to
encourage your child's learning of civics and history.
Voting Wish List:
your child's wish at home.