I am really excited to share this post with you today. This is something I have been working on for a while now. Growing Book by Book organized this fun project and is also hosting a few giveaways to go along with it. Be sure to stop by and check them out on her site. Each blogger is sharing a book and some activity ideas from their featured state~ my state is Utah. At the bottom of this post you can see all of the participating states and bloggers. It is quite a list.
What I am really excited about is being able to use this for our geography studies. It is a built in state-by-state unit study with a wealth of information from people who live in that state.
The book I chose to use for our Booking Across the USA project is A is for Arches written by Becky Hall and illustrated by Katherine Larson. This book is so beautiful. It goes through the letters of the alphabet outlining something from Utah related to each letter. The illustrations are fabulous and there is so much information in this book about our state. I loved reading it with my kids as we all learned from it. Many of the things in there are sites that we have been to and experienced for ourselves. The author has done many other states in this series, too.
Along with this book, I have created a matching game. For each letter I made an image card that matches up to a description card of that image. You can play this as a typical matching game, or you can do it face-up to make it easier for younger kids.
Click HERE to download the game.
Do you teach your kids about your state’s history? What are your favorite resources?
Follow the Booking Across the USA Pinterest Board to see more of the ideas.