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.
Today we’re traveling to an unlikely state, Wyoming. Most of the state is range lands and mountain ranges at the foothills of the eastern Rocky Mountains, but 1/3 of the eastern side is high elevation prairie known as the High Plains. I have visited Wyoming several times and have enjoyed each trip for different reasons. It is the home of Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. Wyoming entered the Union as the 44th state on July 10, 1890.
The state flower, Indian Paintbrush, is native to the United States. The flowers, which consists of a red-yellow calyx and yellow-green floral tube, appear in spikes between June and September. You can find the flower on rocky slopes and arid plains and associated with the sagebrush scrub, pinyon pine or juniper woodland. It is native not only to Wyoming, but also Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon and Utah. When different options were being considered for the state flower, Dr. Grace Raymond Hebard from the University of Wyoming pushed for this species over rival candidates including the columbine and fringed gentian. The Indian Paintbrush was officially adopted as the state flower on January 31, 1917. Today you can download these Wyoming State Flower Coloring Pages and let the kids color while you learn more about this flower. 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.
United States Geography Game – this is a FREE Download!!
Quiz: US States, Capitals & Flags Game – this is another FREE Download!!
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