Craft Corner: How to Learn the 50 States


We know: summer time is meant for playing outside, relaxing, and regrouping for the fall. But that shouldn't mean your brain should totally shut off. I asked 10 of my friends if they could tell me all 50 states and only 2 of them could do it! And they are adults! I firmly believe that everyone should know this detail about our country. It's something I learned and memorized when I was in second grade. I did have some help though-- ever heard the Fifty Nifty United States song? Once this ear worm gets in your head, it'll be there for life. It's the perfect song to sing while you're making this craft.

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Here's what you need:

A tin with cards
Washi tape

Double check and make sure you have all the states in alphabetical order. Then write them out with fun pens in different colors. I also added facts about why our flag has 50 stars and 13 stripes. Decorate your tin and the front of your cards with patriotic washi tape.

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Take this travel tin on the road and encourage your kids to learn the states. They can quiz each other and turn it into a fun game. This craft couldn't be easier!

Check out the tutorial for a snippet of the song and to see how I made my state cards.

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