We’re participating in the Great American Postcard Swap with other homeschool families, sending out postcards all over the country, and hopefully receiving 50 in all!
Here are some facts about Arizona:
- The Grand Canyon State’s capital is Phoenix.
- The beautiful Saguaro Cactus Blossom is the state flower, the state bird is the cactus wren, and the state tree is the palo verde.
- The largest solar telescope in the world is located in Kitt Peak.
- The London Bridge was pruchased from Britain by an Arizona buisinessman in 1968 and was reconstructed in Lake Havasu.
- 5 million people from around the world visit the the Grand Canyon, but Arizona is also home to the Saguaro National Park and the Petrified Forest National Park.
- The famous gunfight at the OK Corral occurred in 1881 and is reenacted daily in Tombstone.
- The beautiful Two-tailed Swallowtail is the state butterfly.
Books and Activities:
- You can make a pretty butterfly picture by drawing one half of the butterfly on the fold of a piece of cardstock. Then cut it out, open it up, and color it in with markers or colored pencils following the picture in the field guide.
- Here is a free printable coloring page of the Arizona state bird and flower
- Along with the book The Train of States, we are using Fast Facts About the 50 States to find information for the state notebook pages. This book is full of fun trivia, and my boys love its colorful layout.
- Here are free printable and interactive state maps.
We’re participating in the Great American Postcard Swap!