Across the USA in 31 Days: Nevada

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Start here if you missed any of our Across the USA in 31 Days series. Every day this month I have brought you a small sample of printables from my larger eBook, which will be released this week!! EEEK! I hope you enjoyed this month as we traveled across 31 different states in the USA.

Learn about the state bird of Nevada, the Mountain Bluebird, Read more about the state and color these FREE State Bird pages too! ::

Let’s go back almost to the West Coast and visit Nevada today. My family visited Las Vegas years ago when my oldest brother was in a National Youth Bowling competition. Unfortunately I had to work that week, so I couldn’t go with them. After hearing their stories and seeing the pictures of all the lights, I decided that one day I would like to visit – just to say I had seen it. I’m not a gambler nor a partier, so that does not appeal to me, but I would like to see all the lights and visit the different hotels just to say I have. Silly, I know…but fun, maybe.

Nevada was first explored by the Spanish and named for its snowy mountains in the winter. The area became part of Mexico when it gained independence in 1821. In 1848, the United States annexed the area after its victory in the Mexican-American war. It was then incorporated in to the Utah territory in 1850 until it became the 36th state on October 31, 1864. Although most of the state is desert, it is known for its mountains, especially in the winter. So its no surprise that the state bird is the Mountain Bluebird, adopted in 1967. The males are a bright turquoise blue, with a lighter underbelly, while the females have a duller blue wings and tail and grey breast, crown, throat and back. Today you can download the State Bird Coloring Pages for Nevada. Read more about this bird here 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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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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