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. These 18 fun ways will teach you how to remember the States.
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! Check out our favorite geography board games that can help learn the 50 states.
I have listed our favorite ways to learn the 50 states, and there are plenty of FREE resources included.
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How To Learn the States
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.
We have created these 50 United States coloring pages for you to print out and enjoy (for FREE of course) and this helped us loads.
See what other resources we are using to learn about the 50 states below.
50 States Homeschool Curriculum
If you are looking for more geography curriculum resources check out our recent post.
Traveling the States – This is a digital full curriculum for kids of all ages. For each state your family travels to you will:
- locate the state on a map,
- read about the state,
- color the original artwork coloring page,
- learn more about the history of the state flag and color your own,
- stamp a passport,
- watch the YouTube playlist,
- learn about the history of the state as well as the nature of the state such as the state animal, bird, flower, and tree,
- play fun and educational games,
- make a traditional recipe from that state.
Free American landmarks worksheets, explore 17 of the most famous landmarks.
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.
Have some fun learning with these printable US geography worksheets from Etsy.
Fun Ways to Learn The 50 States
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.
- The Scrambled States of America
- The 50 States, explore America with 50 fact-filled maps
- 50 States, 5000 ideas of where to go
Learn the States Games
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! If you are looking for other educational board games check out over 40 of our favorites.
- 100 Pics US States and Capital Game
- Mapology US States and Capitals
- Scholastic Race Across the States
- Skillmatics Guess in 10 States of America
- Winning Moves Games Game of The States
50 States Activity Book
We haven’t used these activity books, however, they all get amazing reviews 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.
- The United States of America Coloring Book
- The United States Activity Book
- The 50 States Activity Book
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.
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.
Last Updated on 24 January 2023 by homeschoolof1