Across the USA in 31 Days: Maine

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We are winding down our Across the USA in 31 Days series, but if you missed anything you can catch up here. Every day this month I have brought you a small sample of printables from my larger eBook, which was released just a few days ago. I hope you enjoyed them as we have traveled from state to state across the USA.

Learn more about the most northern state in the lower 48 and their state bird with today's FREE Coloring Pages! ::

Let’s travel to another cold state, this time in the New England area. Maine is a state I long to visit. Mainly because one of my best blogging friends lives there where she owns some cottages on a gorgeous lake, but also to see God’s beautiful and amazing creation. Her pictures make me jealous as Fall rolls around and then again during the winter as her kids are ice skating right in their backyard and riding sleds across the frozen lake. How much fun would it be to live there? Since God isn’t calling us to Maine, I suppose I will just have to settle for a visit.

The first settlement in Maine was by the French in 1604. In 1607 the Plymouth Company established the first English settlement, however it was short lived. A great number of English settlements were established along the Maine coastline in the 1620’s, but most of them failed due to climate and conflicts with the locals. Maine was part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts until 1820 when it voted to secede. On March 15, 1820, Maine was admitted to the Union as the 23rd state under the Missouri Compromise.

The state bird, adopted in 1927, is the Black-capped Chickadee. This particular bird does not migrate, but rather stays up in North America around Maine, Massachusetts and even New Brunswick, Canada. It is known for being able to lower its body temperature during those cold winter nights of the north as well as its great spatial memory to relocate where it stores food. They also are not shy around humans, even feeding from the hand. The males and females look very similar with the males being only slightly larger and longer. You can identify the Black-capped Chickadee by its black cap and “bib” with white sides around the face and its underparts white with rusty brown on the flanks. Its back is gray, while the tail is normally slate-gray. Today you can download the State Bird Coloring Pages for Maine. Read more about this bird here and even listen to what it sounds like, while the kids color these pages. The coloring pages are available in print for the pre-writers, dotted manuscript for early writers and dotted cursive for upper elementary.

Resources for Geography

Here are some resources to use this month as we travel across the USA.

The United States of America: A State-by-State Guide

National Geographic Kids: United States Atlas

States & Capitals Pocket Flash Cards

Professor Noggin’s Geography of the United States

United States Geography Game – this is a FREE Download!!

The Scrambled States of America Game

USA & Canada Geo Puzzle

Quiz: US States, Capitals & Flags Game – this is another FREE Download!!

Melissa & Doug USA Floor Map

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My favorites from this past week:


French Fry Casserole from Life Over C’s

Stop the Frost DIY Spray from Homespun Engineer

Four Signs Your Homeschool Schedule Isn’t Working from The Homeschool Post

Printable Valentine’s Bingo Cards from Pre-K Pages

Lego Classification printables from Life Over C’s


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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet all her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating fun and engaging printables, unit studies and curriculum for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about marriage, parenting, and homeschooling all while maintaining her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers, where she shares free printables and resources from around the web as well as deals on curriculum and homeschooling resources. You can also keep up with her via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
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  1. Thanks for putting together such a great coloring sheet and lesson plans. I’ll be teaching a states class in my homeschool coop this spring! We would love for you to link up your post with us at the Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup #LMM Linkup

    1. You are SO welcome! Stay tuned for the eBook coming out tomorrow!!! It might be perfect for your class! I will pass along the linkup to my VA!! Thanks!

  2. This is so cool! Congratulations on your book! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week 🙂

    1. Thank you! It should be out this week. We’ve had a raging GI bug going through the house that sent me to the hospital more than once with my UC and Crohn’s. Thankfully I am feeling MUCH better today!

  3. Thanks for linking up with us on the Hip Homeschool Hop! I’m about to begin teaching my daughter about the states, so your timing is perfect!

    1. Wonderful!! The ebook is still coming, so be watching for that!

  4. The links to Across the USA in 31 Days all show
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    1. I will get those fixed as quickly as I can. Sorry about that!

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