Thank you for your interest in "All About the 50 States of the USA bundle!" This bundle is not a curriculum and is best used as a geography supplement. This bundle includes activities for all 50 U.S. states and the U.S. capital. The state packets are in alphabetical order for your convenience.
51 State by Region Worksheets
51 State Capital Worksheets
51 Lift the Flap (cut & paste) Activities
51 Reflective Writing & Drawing Activities
51 Handwriting Practice (tracing) Worksheets
51 Handwriting Practice (copy writing) Worksheets
51 Teacher Cheat Sheets (list of state facts)
51 True or False State Game Ideas
51 Fast Fact Cards (Flashcards)
5 Kinesthetic Classroom Activities for Learning State Facts (Game Ideas)
1 State Flower Teacher Cheat Sheet (To determine which states share the same state flower)
1 State Bird Teacher Cheat Sheet (To determine which states share the same state bird)
1 Region Teacher Cheat Sheet (To determine which states share the same region)
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 for each state 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 "50 States of the USA Fast Fact Cards." Laminate these cards for durability and use them as flashcards to supplement activities and games.
Lastly, this bundle also includes "Kinesthetic Classroom Activities for Learning State Facts." These activities are designed to encourage movement, knowledge retention, reasoning, teamwork, and fun for your wiggly, giggly, learners. Check them out! And feel free to make necessary adaptations for your classroom needs.
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