These are a set of matching cards for young children featuring state birds and state shapes. Help to increase a child's vocabulary and their sense of state shapes by using these State Bird and State Shape Cards. Children practice with no more than 6 cards at a time of one colour set. 6 cards in a set are laid out on a rug or table from left to right. Repeat the state name and the state bird as the cards are being placed. Handing the child one card at a time, out of order from the other cards, allow that child to match the image of the bird with the state shape card which includes a smaller image of that state bird so that the child can start to associate the state shape with the bird. For those children not yet reading, continue to repeat as cards are placed the names of the states and the birds. Replace a new set of 6 cards the following week or every few days for children to match and repeat naming. There are 50 state birds for all 50 states, this material is a total of 20 pages in all.