At the beginning of the summer I decided that we'd start a year-long study of the United States, so I was happy to try out for review the USA Activity Bundle Pack from The Crafty Classroom. So many fun ways to explore the United States with this bundle including state-shaped mazes, state birds, and an activity notebook. All available as a downloadable pdf. Let's take a look at each component of the bundle!
First, we have 50 mazes...
|I made 50 maze booklets for my boys so they could each have their own.|
|Still a good size for doing the maze!|
|Aric decided to start at the very beginning.|
Next, we have the State Birds realistic art cards...
This was probably, by far, my most favorite e-book of the bundle. It inspired a whole bird study, complete with a nature viewing window. Each page included in the state birds pdf file includes a space to write about the birds, a color picture of the bird, a blank bird to be colored in, and all of the states the bird is associated with. I was surprised to find out so many states shared their state bird!
|One of the pages from the state bird pack.|
|We used the suggested book, United Tweets of America, along with some of our own bird reference books.|
|Everyone colored pages, including Mom!|
My goal was to get all the birds up in our window so that we could play the matching game, and have a reference. We'll get there eventually! This is how far we have made it so far.
I made a basket so that we can pull out the coloring pages and have the reference books available anytime. This makes my nature study heart so happy! I really like these bird cards.
Last of all, the U.S.A. Activity Notebook...
We have only made it through one state so far (it has been a busy summer!). So, the only page we have completed in the notebook is Connecticut. These pages are so nicely laid out. I love the items included on the pages. There are plenty of things to learn about with each state, and these pages really capture the best of it all.
|8th-grade boy (who doesn't think he should have to do this)|
There are some other great resources from The Crafty Classroom that the other review crew members tried out. If you'd like to see what else they offer, click on the picture below!