"Having grown up out "East", although I was Nebraska born, I was used to seeing the Pennsylvania farmhouses and barns built in the 1700's. I often felt that Nebraska was a "young" state in comparison. But, after living here for 15 years, I stand corrected. There is history everywhere, you just need to know where to look! " (read the rest of this post at the link/graphic below.)Join me today, as I guest post about Nebraska on Glimpses of Our Life. Thanks for the invite, Jennifer! <3
Today as I join with the Crew blog hop, the theme is Toys, Games & Puzzles. When I was a child, we spent many summers driving the interstate between our home in Pennsylvania and grandma's house in Nebraska. We had a fun game we played along the way, once we had graduated from the "Find-the-alphabet-in-order-on-the-road-signs" game. We made a list of all 50 states and then would check one off when we saw a license plate from that state. It kept us busy for hours, and we were excited to cross every state line. Needless to say, we almost never checked off Hawaii or Alaska. Jennifer's blog theme (above) is like a virtual collection of the states. So fun! It is a definite reference for kids who want to learn about all the states.
My own kids are in the middle of learning all the states and their capitals for our history studies. We have found a host of online games and tools to help with that quest. Here are some of our favorites!
- Sheppard Software: this one is a favorite and comes in several difficulty levels. It was fun even for myself!
- Learning Games for Kids: also quizzes on state nicknames, flowers, and more.
- US States Quiz: is a bit harder for kids to try and see if they can name/spell the names correctly.
- US Map Puzzle: just like the wooden one, just online.
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