As part of a travel countdown calendar I’m making for an upcoming trip, I’ve assembled a free printable to add an element of learning fun to it.
I’ve put together a group of 50 (could you have guessed?) fun facts about each state in the good ol’ United States of America.
I am really excited to travel with the little one because I have such great memories of my family taking road trips across the country. Some of those memories are of my knees touching my sister’s – oh, the horror – and my brother stealing my cassette tapes – yes, I’m old – but I can still remember what the air smelled like in a field full of fireflies at dusk while traveling through Arkansas.
Click on “Read More” to download a free printable that I’ve created to help keep your next trip on track, with a little learning fun thrown in.
I remember our family’s trip to Hot Springs, AR like it was yesterday. I can recall a rest stop in Tennessee that had such a beautiful view, it was questionable why there wasn’t something more “touristy” put there.
Jeff won’t be traveling with us and that’s making me a bit nervous, so I’m going to work to prepare Elise for the trip. In addition to these fun facts to include in her travel countdown calendar, I’m also putting together snippets of information on what to expect during our very long trip.
When we return from the trip, I’m going to include the cards in a photo book alongside pictures from our travels. Elise, at 2.5 years old, really likes getting her own photo books and it keeps her from the nice ones we get printed from Shutterfly or Snapfish, so I’m happy.
But back to the facts! I actually tried to keep the facts simple. There is so much great history in the United States, but I didn’t want to be explaining what war was to a 2 year old, so I kept them fun.
Did you know:
- California raises more turkey than anywhere else in the nation?
- A public diamond mine exists in Murfreesboro, Arkansas?
- Connecticut gave us helicopters and hamburgers?
If you’d like to have some fun with the kids this summer (and fit in some learning, too), I’ve helped to get you started with this free printable. You can cut the cards out or just use the sheets as a trivia game for a long car ride.
I’ve made cards for each state that can be cut out (sized at just over 2 inches) so that you could create a fun “draw and guess” game. As I mentioned, we will be using them in a fun travel countdown calendar I’m sharing on June 30th here and with Jen’s readers at JENerally Informed.
Download your free state trivia cards printable
Download your free state trivia list printable
If you don’t have time to print them now, go ahead and pin them for later. You never know when your’e going to have to whip out some trivia during your travels!
Speaking of travels, are you taking any trips this summer? Are you traveling alone with the kids like I am? If so – do you have any advice?!?! I’m not going to fib, I’m a bit nervous about traveling a very long distance through multiple airports with the nugget. Any advice will be coveted!
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