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.
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.
50 States Flashcards Has Been So Helpful!
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.
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.
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:
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.