50 states jar coverThe Fourth of July is just around the corner and this simple game is a great way to teach your children about each state. You can tailor this activity to your child’s interests. If they are sports fans find facts about sports teams for each state, or if they are into history, go with that! Just have fun learning about all 50 states.

What You Will Need

50 states jar learning activity

  • fun facts (Find great ones here and here.)
  • a jar
  • items to decorate the jar (washi tape, ribbons, markers)
  • scissors

How To Set It Up

50 states jar set up
  • Decorate the jar.
  • Write and cut the facts out and fold.
  • Pop them in the jar and get ready to learn.
50 states jar for kids

How To Play

50 states jar playing
I like using fact jars at meals. Each family member can pull out a fact and see if they can stump the rest of the family with their fact. There really isn’t a wrong way to use this though, just have FUN!


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About Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald is a former preschool teacher and director who started her popular early education blog No Time For Flash Cards as a way to keep one foot in her professional life while knee deep in motherhood. Learning should be fun and it's Allison's goal to help all parents be able to add a little fun and learning to their child's day. Allison lives in a yellow farmhouse outside of Seattle with her two kids and husband.

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