U. S. Geography Magic Squares give students an opportunity to practice the states and capitals in a fun, puzzle format. Great for center work or for fast finishers, these Magic Square puzzles will help students learn to recognize the shapes of our 50 states.
Students cut out the 16 smaller squares in each puzzle and reassemble them to make a large Magic Square in which all touching sides create matches. On a regular Magic Square, wizards will help students organize the puzzle by lining the outer edges of the finished Magic Square. On the Challenge Magic Squares there are no wizards lining the outer edges, only maps, state names, or capital names that have no matches.
This download includes both color and black outline versions of each of the 18 puzzles and their answer keys.
The puzzles include:
~2 Western States Magic Squares
~2 Eastern States Magic Squares
~3 All States Magic Squares
~2 Western Capitals Magic Squares
~2 Eastern Capitals Magic Squares
~3 All Capitals Magic Squares
~2 All States Challenge Magic Squares
~2 All Capitals Challenge Magic Squares
~Answer Keys for all of the Magic Squares