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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Homeschool Review Crew: Our Review of the USA Activity Bundle

     I was so happy to find out that we would be reviewing the USA Activity Bundle from The Crafty Classroom.  For months I had been planning on studying our States and Capitals with my youngest child Hope, and this set is making it more interesting for her.  She loves having pages to color and mazes to do that reinforce what she is learning. We have had so much fun with these activity pages.  I wish I would have had them with my other children. 

     When I sat down to plan out how we would go about using the U.S.A. State by State Activity Notebook with our study, I realized how much it would help us in learning each state's capital, abbreviation, bird, nickname, and flower. They also get a chance to color the flag for each state. There is not a lot of writing to do with these pages, and the writing that is involved will help her learn some important facts about each state.  At the end of this notebook, we have a couple of fun games to do like USA Bingo and Roll Across America. I know Hope will love playing these games.  

     We are trying to work through 2 states a week. We have been incorporating the other books in the bundle by doing the mazes and state bird art cards that go along with the state we are studying.  Hope is enjoying the mazes and the art cards are a perfect fit for her since art is her favorite class. 

     The U.S.A. State Bird Art Cards are beautiful.  There are 27 birds included in the study and each is illustrated in an exceptional way. Your child gets to see how the bird looks then she is able to color a picture of the bird herself.  There is a place to write fun facts about each bird and matching cards to cut out and use to help your child learn the names of each bird and what state/states they are from.  We plan to laminate our matching cards and art cards so they last longer :)  Hope wants to make a book of the bird pictures she colors herself.  She loves to keep portfolios of all her artwork. 

     Hope was so excited to see the U.S.A. 50 State Mazes.  She has always loved doing mazes.  These mazes are shaped like the states they represent. They are challenging yet fun for students.  Mazes are great for teaching critical thinking skills and are always a hit in our home.  

     As you do this study, you will need to look up the facts, flags, and geography for each state, but that is what makes this such a fun activity bundle. We have a few books about the states here in our home, and we used the internet to look up anything our books did not cover. Included in the bundle, The Crafty Classroom gives you some wonderful suggestions for books you can purchase or borrow from your local library that will help you complete the activity pages.  

     If you would like to learn more about this resource and many others like the Learn to R.E.A.D. Curriculum Notebook, I encourage you to check out The Crafty Classroom website and their social media pages listed below: 

     If you would enjoy reading some more reviews on The Crafty Classroom's products, head on over to the Homeschool Review Crew site and see what other families are saying.  

       Have a blessed day!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this review! I'm so glad the USA Bundle was such a hit with your family. :) Blessings, Valerie