Free Printable State Facts Worksheet
Have fun learning all about the United States with this free printable state facts worksheet.
This one page free homeschool printable worksheet can be used with all 50 states and is perfect for kids in all grades.
It can be used when studying social studies or geography both at home and in the classroom.
Learning how to remember the States can be hard but with this worksheet the kids will learn in no time.
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United States of America Fact Sheet
This printable state fact sheet is free to print but is for personal and classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the post and add your email address to get the pdf file.
This worksheet can be used with all 50 states and the activities are:
- Color in the state on the map
- Draw and color the state flag
- Draw and color the state flower
- Draw and color the state bird
- What is the state capital?
- What is the land area?
- What is the total population?
- What is the state abbreviation?
- Who is the state governor?
- What is the state nickname?
- List famous people who are from the state
- What are the famous landmarks in the state
We like to use the 50 States book when we are learning about the 50 States as there are so many interesting facts in there.
Most things you will need to find on the worksheet are in this book. For example, I had no idea that Taylor Swift was from Pennsylvania!
50 facts about 50 States
Here are some interesting and unusual facts about each of the 50 states in the United States that the kids will enjoy:
- Alabama played a big role in the Civil Rights Movement. The Montgomery bus boycott and the Selma to Montgomery march happened in Alabama.
- Alaska is the largest state in the United States and is home to the tallest mountain in North America, Mount Denali.
- Arizona is known for its desert landscapes and is home to the Grand Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
- Arkansas is home to the only active diamond mine in the United States.
- California is the most populous state in the United States and is home to the tallest tree in the world, which is called Hyperion and stands at 379 feet tall.
- Colorado is home to the highest paved road in North America.
- Connecticut is known as the “Constitution State” because it was the site of the first written constitution in the United States.
- Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States Constitution, making it the first state of the Union on December 7, 1787.
- Florida is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles coexist in the wild.
- Georgia is known as the peach state because it produces more peaches than any other state in the country, also was the home of Martin Luther King Jr.
- Hawaii is the only state in the United States that is made up entirely of islands.
- Idaho produces more precious gemstones than any other state in the country.
- Illinois is known as the “Land of Lincoln” because Abraham Lincoln lived and worked there before becoming the 16th President of the United States.
- Indiana is the birthplace of basketball, with the first game of basketball being played in the state in 1891.
- Iowa is the largest producer of corn in the United States
- Kansas is known for its wheat fields and is home to the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum.
- Kentucky is known for its horse racing and is home to the Kentucky Derby.
- Louisiana is the only state in the United States that does not have counties.
- Maine is the only state in the United States with a name that has only one syllable.
- Maryland is known for its crabs and is home to the United States Naval Academy.
- Massachusetts is known for its colonial history and is home to the famous Boston Tea Party and the Salem Witch Trials.
- Michigan is known for its automobile industry and is home to the Henry Ford Museum.
- Minnesota is known for its lakes and is home to the Mall of America, the largest mall in the United States.
- Mississippi is famous for the Mississippi River, which is the fourth-longest river in the world and the second-longest river in North America.
- Missouri is known for inventing the first ever ice cream cone.
- Montana is home to the largest snowflake ever recorded, which fell on January 28, 1887, at Fort Keogh, and was reportedly 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.
- Nebraska is the birthplace of Kool-Aid
- Nevada is home to Area 51, a top-secret U.S. military base.
- New Hampshire is the only state in the United States with no seat belt law for adults over 18.
- New Jersey is home to the world’s first drive-in movie theater, which opened on June 6, 1933, in Camden.
- New Mexico is home to the world’s largest hot air balloon festival, known as the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
- New York is known for its cityscape and is home to the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building.
- North Carolina is the home of the Venus Flytrap, a carnivorous plant that catches and digests insects.
- North Dakota is the only state in the United States without a McDonald’s restaurant in its capital city, Bismarck.
- Ohio is the home of the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong.
- Oklahoma has the longest drivable stretch of Route 66.
- Oregon is home to the deepest lake in the United States, Crater Lake, which was formed by the collapse of a volcano.
- Pennsylvania is known for its history and is home to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
- Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States.
- South Carolina was where the first battle of the Civil War was fought in, at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor.
- South Dakota is known for its Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
- Tennessee is home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is the most visited national park in the United States.
- Texas is so big that it could fit the entire country of France inside its borders!
- Utah is known for its national parks and is home to Arches National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park.
- Vermont is known for its maple syrup production and is the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States.
- Virginia is home to the first permanent English settlement in the United States, Jamestown, which was established in 1607.
- Washington is the only state in the contiguous United States to have a rainforest.
- West Virginia is the only state in the United States that lies completely within the Appalachian Mountain range.
- Wisconsin is known for its cheese.
- Wyoming is known for its Yellowstone National Park and was the first state in the United States to grant women the right to vote in 1869.
Other free United States worksheets
Download the free state fact sheet printable
Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)
Last Updated on 2 June 2023 by homeschoolof1