My 5th grade students love this States and Capital Activity.
****** You need a deck of cards featuring States and Facts to supplement this activity. I use the United States Flash Cards. You can buy them at any Target in the dollar bins. Most United States Flash Cards should include the information necessary to complete.
I use this activity as bell work for my students. They love it because of the fun facts, and it allows them to color and draw. I love it because technically it provides 50 morning activities for students to complete throughout the year. All I have to do is set out my deck of flash cards and this activity sheet and students take it from there.
When there is time we also enjoy sharing and discussing new and fun things we learned about a State. This is a wonderful tool that allows me to introduce the states in as a gradual process instead of as a test to memorize.
Let me know if you have any questions, or if I can add or change anything. As always I LOVE your feedback.