DIY Personalized U.S. Puzzle Poster: Books for Kids GIVEAWAY

March 10, 2015

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Week at a Glance:

  • Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller
  • A Child’s Introduction to the World: The United States of America
  • U.S. Geography for Kids: Personalized U.S. Puzzle Poster Activity
  • FREE printable U.S. Puzzle from Mr. Printables

In weeks prior, we made a United States Book with Capitals, Birds and Flowers. We Scrambled & Unscrambled the States and we even Raced Each Other Across The United States.  This week, we are wrapping up our United States Geography for Kids Study with the kiddos Personalized U.S. Poster Activity. For our poster, we used a big, bright printable U.S. Puzzle made by Mr. Printables. If you have not visited, I highly recommend you take a peek. Mr. Printables shares high quality FREE printables for parents and their children. These are definitely not your typical free printables!

Geography for Kids

DIY U.S. Personalized Puzzle Poster

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Step 1: Cut Out State Puzzle Sections

  • We did NOT cut out each individual State Puzzle piece.
  • We were NOT making a U.S. Puzzle but rather a poster.
  • According, we simply printed on 8 1/2 x 11 standard size paper and cut out each section.
  • Much easier and less time consuming. Remember, I like low-maintenance activities.

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Step 2: Glue State Puzzle Section to Cardboard

  • We used Mod Podge and a sponge brush to apply a layer of adhesive for each State Puzzle Section.

DIY United States Puzzle , FREE printables and resources from

Step 3: Add Tissue Paper to Boarders and Let Dry

  • We added green and blue tissue paper to represent the oceans and bordering countries.

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Step 4: Cut Out Paper Airplane and Flags

  • The kiddos picked out which flags they would add to personalize their maps.
  • There are also extra lines on the flag templates to add your own personalized flags.

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Step 5: Travel the United States

  • The kiddos had fun flying their little airplanes across The States as I called out random States for them to identify.
  • We also played our own version of the Scrambled States game. We each took turns giving hints like, “Fly to the State west of Texas.”

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Step 6: Add Personalized Travel Flags

  • We used small stickpins to attach the personalized flags.

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Step 7: Display Beautiful One of a Kind Personalized United States Poster!

  • Both of the kiddos have their Personalized U.S. Posters displayed in their rooms.
  • If you want to be more formal you can print the puzzle and frame it.
  • We like the casual “Look what I made,” style.

The United States: Geography for Kids from

United States Geography for Kids

  • FREE Printables, Maps, Activities and Resources
  • The States, Capitals, State Flowers and State Birds

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U.S. Geography with FREE Printables, Maps and Games

  • Race Across the States Game

Follow Jeannine’s board Geography for Kids on Pinterest.The Scrambled States of America: Book GIVEAWAY We’re GIVING AWAY one copy of The United States of America by Laurie Keller To enter this contest, use the Rafflecopter to answer the following question. After you leave a comment, you can move ahead with more entries. Answer the following question in the comments section of this post. Do you have snow right now in your state? Or are you lucky and Spring has already sprung in your state?  (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.) The Rules: No entries after 11:59 pm Central Time, Sunday, March 15, 2015 The winner must be a resident of The United States. The winner will be selected at random and announced Monday, March 16, 2015. Check back to claim your prize. It might be you! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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maryanne @ mama smiles March 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm

What a great activity! Pinned this :)

laura March 13, 2015 at 3:33 pm

I’ve been to 10 states and would love to visit all of them!

laura March 15, 2015 at 6:59 pm

following on twitter, pinned twice, and signed up for the email feed!

Jessica Beard March 15, 2015 at 8:48 pm

I’ve been to 18 states, but can’t wait to visit more!

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