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United States Government Bingo

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 23 pages | Grades: 2 - 4

Review concepts of the U.S. Government using a Bingo game.

Let’s Play! Government Activities for Kids!

What are the Three Branches of Government? 

The first three Articles of the U.S. Constitution make up the Separation of Powers and divide the federal government into three parts. The 3 branches of government are the executive, judicial, and legislative branches. This all makes sense to adults, but government is a highly abstract concept for young learners.

Difficult concepts require multiple practice and vocabulary review sessions to achieve mastery. We’ve created a United States Bingo game to help you provide those opportunities for practice. This resource helps review governmental vocabulary concepts including 

  • What is a bill?
  • How does a bill become a law?
  • What is Congress?
  • Which branch of government makes laws?
  • And more!


This activity is perfect for helping students study the vocabulary related to the U.S. governments. The U.S. Government Bingo Game includes 20 Bingo cards and definition calling cards.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your Social Studies lessons.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by 

  • Completing the activity as a whole group or in a small group session.
  • Provide students with a Branches of Government anchor chart or reference sheet to use during the completion of the activity.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

  • Have students make an anchor chart or slide presentation about the different branches of government.
  • Have students turn their learning into an infographic or research project.

Plan lessons for more U.S. government topics with our President’s Day Ideas!

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color or blackline versions of the resource.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

This resource was created by Lindsey, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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