Here's a variety of activities you can use for teaching your students all about Texas. I've included activities for graphing, measuring, map making, writing, and reading. The activities can be used with Kindergarten and 1st grade students.
Included in this unit:
Texas map with symbols
Texas macaroni sorting and graphing activity
Our Favorite Texas Symbol graph
Alamo foldable with 4 state symbols
Texas and U.S. Flags comparison
Little Red Hen and Armadilly Chili book comparison
Legend of the Bluebonnet reading response and writing activity
Variety of Texas themed writing paper with different handwriting line choices
Pocket chart idea with postcards
6 Texas themed scrambled sentences (in color and black/white) and recording sheet
Beginning letter sounds matching activity with guitars and musical notes
Texas literature book list
Texas symbols included: Alamo, armadillo, bluebonnet, chili, cowboy boot, cowboy hat, flag, guitar, grapefruit, mockingbird, Monarch butterfly, pecan tree, longhorn, cotton, cactus, oil, yellow rose, rocket (NASA).
Here's a powerpoint slide show to kick off your Texas studies:
Symbols of Texas Slide Show
To get both the slide show and the integrated unit, you can purchase the Texas Duet bundle at a 20% discounted price.
Texas Duet bundle
If you're interested in a summer-themed math unit, check out Splash into Place Value for the end of 1st grade or the beginning of 2nd.
Splash into Place Value
Come back y'all for more fun integrated activities!