Right now B is really interested in the United States. His interest really peaked when we discovered the app “Stack the States“.
I wanted a simple game we could play to identify the states so I made this printable United States Card Game. (Clipart from 50states.com) This is a great resource for teaching students the names of US states and capital cities. These cards can also be printed and used as states flashcards to learn the names of the states.
How to Play:
Put the cards face down in a pile. Take turns picking a card. When you pick a card, say the state name you collected (or the capital city of that state for an advanced version). When someone picks the “You Win” card the game is over and they are the winner.
Other Fun Ways to Learn About the United States of America:
Free, printable American Flag Skip Counting Puzzle
Build a Lego Map of the United States like they did at Inspiration Laboratory.
Other Printable Activities:
Abbreviations Crossword Puzzles from Real Life at Home – I love that this crossword puzzle works on the name of the state and abbreviations in a fun way.
50 States Word Search from Puzzles to Print is a cool resource.
Sketch your way through the United States with a 50 page printable book from Kitchen Table Classroom.
United States Trading Cards from Royal Baloo
Collect 50 Quarters from all 50 States – Printable from Research Parent
States and Capitals Print and Cursive Copywork from Inspire the Mom