Here's another (tax) timely activity, strongly tied to curriculum standards around understanding our government. For our students, it's a great categorization activity that builds background knowledge in a constructivist kind of way! The activity involves using Kidspiration to sort government entities, functions and services into local, state, and federal categories. Kidspiration is not something I have mentioned here before, but it really is a great software package. I would recommend trying the free demo from Inspiration's website if you need the software to open the file, and I will be talking about substitutes to this program in the future.