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 mrprintables.com, 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
- FREE printable U.S. Puzzle from Mr. Printable
- FREE printable Question Flag Template from Mr. Printable
- Cardboard or Poster board
- Mod Podge
- Sponge or Paint Brush
- Tissue Paper or Paint
- Toothpicks, pins or tacks
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.
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.
Step 3: Add Tissue Paper to Boarders and Let Dry
- We added green and blue tissue paper to represent the oceans and bordering countries.
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.
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.”
Step 6: Add Personalized Travel Flags
- We used small stickpins to attach the personalized flags.
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.
- FREE Printables, Maps, Activities and Resources
- The States, Capitals, State Flowers and State Birds
- Race Across the States Game
Follow Jeannine’s board Geography for Kids on Pinterest. 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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