An Online Road Trip for Kids: The 50 States
The United States of America is truly the land of diversity and this diversity is evident in both the cultures, peoples and environments found in this country. The 50 states are a diverse grouping of lands with all kinds of geographic features and differences from native plant and animal species to climate and terrain. In the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, you will find snow-capped peaks. In Hawaii, you will encounter a string of tropical islands and the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. You might choose to visit the dry desert of Arizona or other south western states. Or perhaps the temperate climate and the historical significance of the Atlantic Ocean's East Coast peaks your interest. Diversity exists not only in nature but in the groups of people and cultures throughout this wonderful nation so many call home. What better way to experience what the United States has to offer than to partake in a road trip across the 50 states that will allow you to visit landmarks, experience both rural areas and city life, see geologic miracles, and breathe clean air. Such a trip will provide you with memories to last a lifetime.
Arizona Arizona Secretary of State Kids’ Page – This site features information for kids under 10 and teens on Arizona, its symbols, its flag and more. Arizona - A Great page for kids to learn about Arizona featuring facts, encyclopedias, almanacs, famous people and other related links.
Arkansas Traveler’s Guide to Arkansas – Produced by the Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office, this site is grouped for grades K-4, 5-8 and 9-12 and includes age-relevant information for each group on Arkansas. Facts about Arkansas for Kids - A comprehensive page for children featuring fun facts, games, and other information about Arkansas
California Explore Your California - The California State Capital Museum page for kids with information, facts and games on the state. California - A to Z Kids offers a detailed page on California with information state symbols, famous Californians, and things to see and do.
Connecticut ConneCT Kids – This site provides state symbols, history, government, puzzles, games and more for Connecticut kids. Quick Facts – Connecticut – Basic facts about Connecticut are included here in an easy to read format for kids.
Delaware Delaware Kids Page – The official state website for kids provides links to other kid-friendly sites with much information on Delaware. Delaware History Explorer – Tidbits of information and historical data on Delaware are included on this site. Delaware Government - A Page from the state of Delaware outlining the statehood, motto, nicknames, capital, government, colors, flag, seal, and song.
Florida Online Sunshine for Kids – The Florida State Legislature produced this kids’ website which offers history, state symbols and other pertinent information on Florida. Florida Kids – In addition to state symbols and Florida history, this site offers history on Florida’s governors, the Seminole Indians, and more.
Georgia Quick Facts: Georgia - Ben's US Guide to Government goes over quick census type facts for the state of Georgia. Explore Georgia – Kids – Georgia’s Official Tourism Website offers events, attractions, travel tips and family fun in the state.
Hawaii Hawaii Kids – Keiki Calabash – Fun facts about Hawaii are presented with graphics and music that is appealing to kids. Hawaii’s Forest & Wildlife for Kids – This site tells kids how to help preserve Hawaii’s wildlife and forest, and offers coloring books on endangered species in the state. Hawaii - This tropical state is explored by A to Z Kids Stuff focusing on state symbols, famous Hawaiians, coral reefs, and things to see and do.
Idaho Idaho Just For Kids – Idaho’s official website offers kids links to other activities including trivia about the capitol and school report resources. Idaho Forest: Forests are For Kids – This fun site with colorful graphics features information on the state’s trees, plants and animals.
Indiana Indiana: Hoosier State - Kids Connect provides a great page on Indiana with state symbols, fast facts, and links. Other Fun Facts – The state’s motto, poem, river, stone and official language are listed here.
Iowa Iowa - Enchanted Learning provides a thorough page on the state of Iowa with symbols, facts and print-ables. State of Iowas Activities - A great page for teachers with Iowa facts and activities.
Maine Maine Secretary of State Kids Page – The Secretary of State provides this colorful site which includes information on the state, its government, games and activities. Maine State Symbols – The state’s motto, seal, nickname, flower and flag are just a few of the facts presented here in a kid-friendly format.
Maryland Sailor Kids Maryland – Links to information about Maryland, activities and games are listed here. Maryland Kids Page – The official government site for kids features links to all of the kid’s pages of the departments and agencies within the state government.
Michigan MI Kids – With colorful graphics, the official state site for kids attracts them and teaches them about history and fun places to visit within the state. Michigan Kids - A great page for anyone interested in getting to know Michigan's state facts, symbols, emblems, and history.
Mississippi Mississippi - Facts, maps, state symbols, and print-ables from Enchanted Learning. About Mississippi - A great government page with symbols, flags, maps and tourism.
Missouri Missouri Kids! – This fun, colorful site offers not only state facts but a variety of coloring and activity pages for kids. Kids Page – Missouri State Parks – Kids activities and word searches are featured on the state parks website.
Nevada Nevada Kids Page – Information on state officials, history, symbols, games and activities are presented here. Explore the States: Nevada – This site presents the history of Nevada along with images and kid-friendly text.
New Jersey Hangout New Jersey – The official state kids’ site, this site features games, information on state facts, a cartoon history of New Jersey and more. New Jersey State Symbols - The Garden state's symbols are explained here.
New Mexico Kids Corner – The governor of New Mexico offers this information for kids on state symbols and fun facts. New Mexico Kids – This fun, colorful site with interactive graphics features state symbols, fun facts, games and more.
Oklahoma Oklahoma Facts and Trivia - A great page that explores Oklahoma's symbols, state emblems, and facts. OHS Kids! – Information on Oklahoma’s past and present is presented in a kid-friendly format.
Tennessee State Symbols – All of the Tennessee state symbols, from the state amphibian to the state wild animal are presented here, along with images. Kids Page Home – This website presented by the governor of Tennessee offers facts on the state, trivia, recipes and games.
Texas Senate Kids – Texas trivia and state facts are presented on this colorful website provided by the state senate. TPWD: Kids Page – Texas Parks and Wildlife sponsors this page full of information about the state’s natural resources.
Utah Utah History for Kids – This colorful site with great graphics features Utah’s history, facts, games, a state timeline and links to more information. Utah Kids - A Comprehensive government page for children filled with Utah information.
Virginia Virginia – Facts about Virginia, state symbols, and links to further state information are presented here. Virginia – State Facts for Students – The U.S. Census Bureau provides this simple information on state facts designed to be easy for kids to access.
Washington Students’ Page – An elementary guide, teens guide and coloring book are offered on this state website. Just for Kids: Washington Fun Facts – The Washington Department of Early Learning provides this site which features fun facts about the state.
Wyoming 4 Kids – This fun site for kids offers animation and graphics while presenting basic facts and history on Wyoming. Wyoming Kids Page - Find information on Wyoming, puzzles and games, stories and more.