This includes 50 one page "cards" with a state on each. Students have to use the clues on the card to determine what each state is, then record it on their recording sheet.
I’ve created these cards with the idea of putting them around a room or even a school, for students to spread out, read them, and try to solve which state each card is representing.
The state shape/outline is on each card, but for some that is still difficult, so then the capital, nickname, and 3-4 facts for each state are also on each card.
The cards are created to simply be printed in a printer-friendly way with no color, then I would cut the right side off of each one so they are a square card. The recording sheet is at the end of the document. Students would each have a recording sheet and work their way through all 50 states. It isn’t necessary to go in numerical order through the cards. Each card is numbered so they can fill in their recording sheet as they visit each card. There is an answer sheet included for either the teacher or for the students to check themselves when finished.
If you have access to technology to have students check with a QR code reader, there is a QR code on each card that will tell the state name when scanned. Students can check their work that way, too. This activity doesn’t REQUIRE you to use the QR codes though, they could also check on the answer sheet at the end.
This activity would be a great “early finisher” activity that may not all be completed in one day. Perhaps each day that a student finishes early, they may go and work on them for 5 minutes until the next activity, then put their sheet back in desk until the next day. These also don’t have to be put up around the room. You might even choose to just print them and put them in a binder for an early finisher to flip through and try to solve.