We are loving the U.S.A. Activity Bundle Pack from Crafty Classroom that we have had the opportunity to review the last few weeks. The materials really help to enhance our U.S.A. State Geography studies.
Crafty Classroom provides quality learning materials in a variety of subjects including core subjects such as math, reading, writing, science, and geography. They also have learning materials for Bible study. The materials are meant for use by kids in Preschool through 3rd grade. We just re-started our U.S.A. Geography study with the girls, so we were excited to get started on our traveling notebooks.
The PDF download bundle we received included, U.S.A. State-By-State, U.S.A. State Birds, and U.S.A. State-By-State Mazes. All the files were easily downloaded. I could pick and choose what I wanted to print. My plan for this next year is to create a U.S. geography notebook. There will be a tab for each state. The U.S.A. Activity Bundle Pack is perfect for our notebooks. And if you are using a set curriculum, you can easily use the U.S.A. Activity sheets that were created by Crafty Classroom with it or they are stand alone materials also. We are using the sheets as a stand alone, with state books we check out from the library and a U.S. Geography show that we are watching from the Smithsonian Channel.
Here is a look at what you get.
The activity pages are a fill-in page for your student to use. They include an outline of the state. Which your student can use to locate the state on the map or you can have them mark the location of the state capital, famous landmarks or geographical features, and even various larger cities in the state. Other items featured are the State flag, State symbols such as state flower, State bird, State nickname, State abbreviation, and State number. At the bottom is a facts area that students can write what they have learned about the state.
Since we are just starting back on U.S. Geography as part of our full-time school, I didn't require Caty to write everything in the first week.
The U.S.A. State Birds provides a beautiful realistic picture of the state bird. The page includes an area for your student to write information about this bird, and also includes what other state have that bird as their symbol also.
The U.S.A. State-By-State Maze book is just pure fun for students. In this book your student gets to do a maze shaped like the state that they are studying. It's just fun!! But they are learning without even realizing it. That makes the U.S.A. State-By-State Maze book a great addition to your state studies.
The U.S.A. Activity Bundle Pack is budget friendly and is great to be used by multi-level students. You can adapt it to many levels and student abilities. If your student cannot write, or is struggling with fine motor, use the U.S.A. State-By-State Maze book for them. If you have an older student who is working through state studies, then all the pages would be a great addition to their portfolio.
I have both Lydia and Caty using the pages as they begin their state studies. I love that the pages did not take them long to work through during the week. And they are a great addition to their learning binders when it comes to assessment time. I am very grateful that we were introduced to them and plan to keep using the pages as we go through the school year. If you haven't checked out all that The Crafty Classroom has to offer, you need to. They have so many great additions to your homeschool curriculum.
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