Learning about the 50 States is super important to us, especially as we are from England. We of course knew a lot of them, but certainly didn’t know any of the capitals.
We love to have FUN in our homeschool, and learning about America is a perfect time to bring out the games, activity books, and fun songs!
I have listed our favorite ways to learn the 50 states, and there are plenty of FREE resources included.
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How We Are Learning the States in Our Homeschool
We like to start the day off as relaxed as possible, so every morning while having breakfast we watch CNN10 (when it is on, we have missed it over the summer months). After this, we are watching one of the songs on youtube (listed below). They are all so fun and the songs are so catchy. We will remember the States and capitals in no time!
Then once a week for an hour (or more if we are playing board games) we are learning about each State. Starting of course, with our home state of Florida.
See what resources we are using to learn about the 50 states below.
50 States Books
We just love books so we have all three, you can either buy new ones or check out your local library who will have them.
Board Games that Teach the 50 States
Games are one of our favorite ways to learn anything, I mean if you are having fun it doesn’t feel like learning! These games are all so much fun, and certainly better than doing a boring workbook!
50 States Activity Books
We haven’t used these activity books, however, they all get amazing reviews on Amazon so I have included them. Please let me know in the comments if you have used any of these, or if you recommend anything else.
Songs about the 50 States
These are all FREE from Youtube. They are all so incredibly catchy, you will be singing them constantly, in fact, I had a dream about the Animaniacs song last night!! But trust me, they really are a fun way to learn the 50 states. We watch a different one every morning before school.
State Songs of the 50 States – This online course is the perfect course to do with any state study! Listen to the state’s official, and unofficial songs as you learn about each state. Videos of the songs, as well as links to lyrics and sheet music, are included.
Learning across the United States offers a 10-week course for grades 2-5.
Apps for Learning The States of America
Stack the States is an app, it is a paid-for app ($2.99) however, it really is a fun way to let the kids learn. Also, I don’t know about your children, but Freddie LOVES playing on his Ipad so it’s a win-win.
If you are looking for more geography curriculum resources check out our recent post.
Last Updated on 17 September 2021 by homeschoolof1