50 States Flashcards Free Printable for Learning the US Map

These 50 states flashcards are perfect for printing out and having the kids use them for practice as they are learning the state names.

It is also a great way for them to learn the map of the United States and where each state is located.

grandmother quizzing granddaughter with printable flashcards while sitting on a couch

When it comes to learning the states and where they were located on the map, my son had no interest in learning it. It was extremely hard for him to catch on so it became difficult for both of us.

I wasn’t sure if including them into our writing prompt exercises would help or how creative I would need to get. He loved working on the fall writing prompts so I thought that might be a way to go about it.

That is why we started using flashcards. It was like an aha! moment for me.

Free Printable 50 States Flashcards for Homeschool

50 States Flashcards To Print

He learns so much better with flashcards. It’s almost like it becomes more of a game to him so it interests him. But as long as he is learning the states, it’s ok with me.

I highly recommend adding flashcards in your homeschool, for us, they have become a homeschool must-have.

So to help him memorize the states, these simple 50 state flashcards are what we came up with.

Now we have fun with the flashcards and create little competitions with them to make them even more fun. He also gets to pick a fun prize when it has all 50 states down pat or reaches a goal.

Each state flashcard has a picture of the state as well as the name of the state.

There are a total of 4 cards on each page. One page has only 2 cards that way they are small enough for little hands. It also helps to save some ink.

How do you memorize the 50 states on a map?

One great way is to use free printable flashcards, like the ones we have on this page.

The cards are a great way to get familiar with the states’ shapes and matching it to their locations on the US map.

You can quiz yourself on the states, or use them as a study tool for an upcoming test.

How do you study the 50 states and capitals?

There are many ways you can study the 50 states and capitals.

One way is to use free printable flashcards. Flashcards are a great way to drill the information into your memory. You can also find flash cards with the capitals online.

The best way to use flashcards is to quiz yourself regularly. Review the flashcards every day for a week, then take a break for a few days.

After a few days, quiz yourself again. Rinse and repeat until you have memorized all of the states.

Once you have the shape memorized, then move to the map and work on identifying them by writing their names on a blank US map.

We also love puzzles that have each state as its own puzzle piece. It really helps to learn where they are when you are putting them in place!

You can also use other methods to study the states and capitals. There are many books and websites that offer lists of the states and capitals, and games online that will help you learn the states and capitals.

However, you choose to study, make sure you review regularly until you have memorized all of the information.

Are flashcards worth it?

There is a lot of research that suggests flashcards are an effective way to learn.

Even if you don’t think you are a “flashcard person”, they can be a helpful tool to have in your study arsenal.

There are many different ways to use flashcards, so you can find a method that works best for you.

One method which has proven to be effective is to go through all of the cards at once rather than splitting them up into smaller stacks.

If you are struggling to memorize the states and capitals, give flashcards a try!What is the fastest way to memorize flashcards?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as everyone learns differently and at their own pace. However, there are a few tips that can help you memorize flashcards more quickly.

One tip is to create your own mnemonic devices. For example, you could create a song or poem to help you remember the order of the states.

Another tip is to break the information down into smaller chunks. For example, you could focus on memorizing the states first and then move on to the states’ placement on the map.

Finally, make sure you review regularly. The more you review the information, the easier it will be to remember.

If you follow these tips, you should be able to memorize the flashcards more quickly.

50 States Flash Cards Free Printable

Since the 50 state flash cards worked well for us, I wanted to share it with you. Maybe it will help your child memorize the states.

50 States Flashcards Free Printable

When we do the state capitals, I think I will go with the same approach and do a similar style of 50 state flashcards printable but include the capitals on them.

You can grab the free 50 states flash cards printable pdf here.

I’ve also included it in the free resource library where you can get other educational and helpful printables for free.

By the way, if you are looking for some pretty nifty books to help the kids learn about the 50 states, we have loved these:

Video for Learning the 50 States

I also came across this interesting video that explains a way for kids to learn the 50 states quickly.

It’s an interesting way to learn the states and my daughter was able to catch on really quickly.


I feel like we did something similar to this when I was growing up.

There was a song we had to learn called the “50 States” song. Once we learned it, we then had a concert and had to sing it during a concert.

I felt so silly singing the states when I was younger, but it was effective. I still find myself singing the song as I’m trying to remember the states!

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I really hope you like these 50 states flash cards! If you have any trouble downloading, please let me know.

50 States Flashcards Free Printable for Learning the US Map

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    1. Hey Sherry, on the page, towards the bottom, there is a sentence that states “You can grab the free 50 states flash cards printable pdf here.”

      The link is on the word here.. or they are also in the free resource library.

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