We are winding down our Across the USA in 31 Days series, but if you missed anything you can catch up here. Every day this month I have brought you a small sample of printables from my larger eBook, which was released just a few days ago. I hope you enjoyed them as we have traveled from state to state across the USA.
Let’s travel to another cold state, this time in the New England area. Maine is a state I long to visit. Mainly because one of my best blogging friends lives there where she owns some cottages on a gorgeous lake, but also to see God’s beautiful and amazing creation. Her pictures make me jealous as Fall rolls around and then again during the winter as her kids are ice skating right in their backyard and riding sleds across the frozen lake. How much fun would it be to live there? Since God isn’t calling us to Maine, I suppose I will just have to settle for a visit.
The first settlement in Maine was by the French in 1604. In 1607 the Plymouth Company established the first English settlement, however it was short lived. A great number of English settlements were established along the Maine coastline in the 1620’s, but most of them failed due to climate and conflicts with the locals. Maine was part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts until 1820 when it voted to secede. On March 15, 1820, Maine was admitted to the Union as the 23rd state under the Missouri Compromise.
The state bird, adopted in 1927, is the Black-capped Chickadee. This particular bird does not migrate, but rather stays up in North America around Maine, Massachusetts and even New Brunswick, Canada. It is known for being able to lower its body temperature during those cold winter nights of the north as well as its great spatial memory to relocate where it stores food. They also are not shy around humans, even feeding from the hand. The males and females look very similar with the males being only slightly larger and longer. You can identify the Black-capped Chickadee by its black cap and “bib” with white sides around the face and its underparts white with rusty brown on the flanks. Its back is gray, while the tail is normally slate-gray. Today you can download the State Bird Coloring Pages for Maine. Read more about this bird here and even listen to what it sounds like, while the kids color these pages. The coloring pages are available in print for the pre-writers, dotted manuscript for early writers and dotted cursive for upper elementary.
Resources for Geography
Here are some resources to use this month as we travel across the USA.
United States Geography Game – this is a FREE Download!!
Quiz: US States, Capitals & Flags Game – this is another FREE Download!!
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