Thank you for your interest in "All About New Jersey!" This packet is not a curriculum and is best used as a geography supplement. This packet includes activities for New Jersey only. Other states, including bundle deals, can be purchased at my online store, Nike Anderson’s Classroom.
1 State by Region Worksheet
1 State Capital Worksheet
1 Lift the Flap (cut & paste) Activity
1 Reflective Writing & Drawing Activity
1 Handwriting Practice (tracing) Worksheet
1 Handwriting Practice (copy writing) Worksheet
1 Teacher Cheat Sheet (list of state facts)
1 True or False State Game Idea
There is no right way to utilize these activities. Feel free to mix and match which ones you’d like to use in your classroom. Four activities are included to reinforce knowledge of U.S. regions, state capitals, and state fun facts. For early finishers, More Handwriting Practice is included in this packet. I’ve included both tracing and copy writing options to cater to different mastery levels. Your students will need pencils, coloring supplies, safety scissors, and glue sticks to complete these activities.
The Teacher Cheat Sheets are designed to ease the burden of research for you. These cheat sheets include basic state facts and three engaging fun facts. You can find more awesome state facts at National Geographic Kids. For younger students, feel free to read the facts aloud as they work on their activities. For older students, these facts are a great supplement to your formal lesson.
For your convenience, the end of this packet contains instructions for the Lift-the-Flap activity. This activity is designed to give basic state facts in a fun cut & paste format. You will also find a fun Kinesthetic Classroom Activity for Learning State Facts. This activity is designed to encourage movement, knowledge retention, reasoning, and loads of fun for your wiggly, giggly, learners. Check it out! And feel free to make necessary adaptations for your classroom needs.