Many of us will celebrate with picnics and fireworks, outdoor games, festivals and other celebrations, but it is also a great day to learn a little more about the country you live in…so here is a fun little activity to learn more about the states and their symbols.
Fill in the blanks with either the state name or the plant or animal. Helpful hint: Visit Arbordalepublishing.com to find the animals in each of the books listed.
It took a magpie to help Maine’s state animal (___________) to learn to tell jokes in Moose and Magpie.
Ohio’s state bird the _______________ fills the apple tree planted by Nicholas and Grandpa Santos in Christmas Even Blizzard.
In North Carolina the state flower___________________ may attract a bear just like in The Tree that Bear Climbed.
Mandy __________ (Washington’s state land mammal) joins Peter Pika to find the Mountain Monarch in The Glaicers are Melting!.
New York’s state animal, the _____________, won’t be found watching fireworks from the empire state building, but you can read about their incredible building ability in The Beaver’s Busy Year.
In Prairie Storms, Kansas’s state animal the _____________ stands strong in the cold wind and snow.
Maggie’s sandbox was not the ideal spot for Maryland’s state the ______________________ to lay her eggs in Turtles in my Sandbox.
If a Dolphin were a Fish star Delfina would swim over to this state (_____________), that has named the bottlenose dolphin as their state marine mammal.
If you visit Alabama be sure to try the state fruit, blackberries all of the animals in this book _____________________ love them too!
If you are in Minnesota, follow Hope’s lead and raise this state insect ________________ in your own garden.
The national bird and a symbol of liberty, ____________; this bird tries to help Marcel find food in Whistling Wings.
We hope you enjoyed this fun Fourth of July activity and learned a little too! For more information on state symbols we did our research at State Symbols USA. Or learn more about the books mentioned here at Arbordale Publishing.