Teaching a social studies unit about your state and your state symbols does not have to be boring! In fact, a super engaging way to teach about state symbols is through my State Flip Books!
Each state flip book comes with 5 flaps with basic information about the state symbols, as well as a map where your students will highlight important cities in their state.
Here’s what’s included in each book:
- Assembly instructions
- Title page
- State flower (flap 1)
- State bird (flap 2)
- State animal (flap 3)
- State flag (flap 4)
- State map (flap 5)
- Word search (on back)
- Writing sheets
Take a closer look at what’s included in each flap:
Flap 1: State Flower
In this flap, your students will read a short passage about the state flower, then answer a question from the passage.
Flap 2: State Bird
Just like on flap 1, your students will read a passage about their state bird and answer a question about what they read. Each flip book comes with black and white images so your students can color as they go!
Flap 3: State Animal
Flap 3 is just like flaps 1 and two; your students will read an informative passage about their state animal and will then answer a question based on the passage.
Flap 4: State Flag
Flap 4 is all about the history and meaning behind your state flag. The passage your students will read contains information about the design, history, and symbolism of their state flag. After reading the passage, your students can color the flag.
Flap 5: State Map
On flap 5, your students will learn about the states that border your state and will identify the important cities in your state. Your students will highlight the capital city in one color, and the other important cities in another color.
Once your students are finished with all 5 flaps, they can challenge themselves to complete the wordsearch on the back of each flip book! How many words will they find?
Also included in each state flip book resource are the following:
- Assembly Instructions – teach you how to print and fold your flip book so that they are aligned perfectly.
- Assessment – your students will answer questions based on what they learned about your state in their flip book.
- Writing Sheets – two types of writing sheets for your students to write what they learned about your state.
What other teachers are saying!
Don’t take it from me…here’s what other teachers are saying about these flip books!
Great 30 minute activity for 2nd grade! – Ms. Morgan
My students loved learning about Utah with this flip book. – Heather C.
This worked great with my Pennsylvania unit. – Erin M.
This is great resource for 4th Grade Social Studies teachers who teach Mississippi Studies. – Temple F.
This was amazing just what I needed to use for Nevada Day. – Rukiye D.
Want to try these flip books out for yourself? CLICK HERE to find your state flip book!