Patriotic Geography Learning

Originally shared as a Music and Movement guest post at

 With Independence Day coming up, we've been working on learning our country's geography in one of our favorite ways: with music and movement!

I have a four-year-old and she goes around the house singing the names of all 50 states in alphabetical order.  I love the magic that music gives children!

Here is the song she's been singing:

I love how this video shows the shapes of the states.  It helps her to "see" the state she is singing about and now she can point to and name all her states on a map too.

My six-year-old son already knows his states so he's been singing along with this song that is about each state and the order they joined the union:

This song is fun for learning or reviewing the state capitals:

One game we like to play with the US map is the, Map Munching Game AND the"Don't eat the State" games!  This is a really fun way to review and learn new state geography.

Another game we like to play is with an inflated globe.  We call it "Where in the U.S. is....?"  or "Where in the world is....?"
I hope these movement and music ideas make learning even more fun for you too!

Happy Fourth of July!

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