Here is a different and unique way to help your students learn the state capitals. There are two crossword puzzles, each with 25 state capitals. Each clue shows an outline of the state, marks the location of the capital with a dot, and has the two letter abbreviation of the state. From this clue, your students can then fill in the state capital. So why did we put the 50 state capitals into two puzzles? If we put all 50 in one puzzle, it would run over to two pages, including the clues. We felt that you would want to distribute one page to each student, thus the two puzzles. The two puzzles can be used over two days, or you could have them do one during class and one as homework. We have tried to make it flexible for you. In the clues, the states are drawn correctly and accurately. However, the size of one state is not necessarily congruent to another state. If we did that, some states would not be detectable. And California, Texas, and Alaska would take up a lot of the space!
There is also one more puzzle in this product – a Word Search. It has all 50 state capitals in a single puzzle. The list of state capitals is shown on a second page. You can give this second page to the students so they can mark them off while completing the puzzle. Or you can choose not to give them the second page so they really have to know all 50 state capitals when searching for them! Finally, a third page lists all 50 states. If you want, you could give your students the first page (the puzzle) and the third page (the state names) so that they can associate the state capital with the state and mark off the state at the same time.
An answer grid is supplied for each puzzle.
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