What better way to celebrate Independence Day in America on July 4th than by learning more about the United States?
The Learning Tree Toy Experts have chosen our top 5 games filled with patriotic facts and fun.
This board game for is for kids 7 to adult. It includes 100 questions in each of 4 categories to keep you playing through a 3 day weekend and beyond! The playing board is a map of the US, but you don’t need it to play, so the game is travel friendly in case you’re going to grandma’s. Just take the cards and you’re ready to play.
The categories, Fact, Find, Figure and Fun will have kids learning all the states, their capitals, fun facts – even North, South, East and West as they figure out which states are east of California, etc.
The 50 states are all mixed up and they need help to find their way home!
In Scrambled States of America, players are dealt 5 State Cards they need to match to the card turned over from the Scramble Card deck. Scramble Cards have clues on them that relate them to other states, such as a state that touches at least 6 other states or a state that has 4 or more syllables. If a player can match a State Card from their pile to that Scramble Card, they’ll slap their State Card and yell out the state’s name. That card then goes into their Home Pile, and a new Scramble Card is turned over for the next round. Whoever has collected the most State Cards in their Home Pile by the end of the game, is the winner.
This action-packed card game by Gamewright is a great way to teach basic knowledge of U.S. Geography. Players will learn everything from state capitals and nicknames, to the shape and location of each state. For 2 – 4 players, ages 8 and up.
BrainBox All Around The USA is a 10-minute memory recall game let’s you test your brain with 10 questions in 10 seconds, giving you countless learning opportunities! Players study the pictures-and-facts side of the card for 10 seconds, then they flip to the other side to see how many of the 10 questions they can answer.
Quick, can you name the state capital? How many stars are on the flag? What river flows through this state?
This is a good travel game too! By Mindware for ages 8 and up
4: Spin USA
Geosafari Spin USA let’s you spin and play your way across the U.S.A!
Have fun and sharpen your U.S. geography skills! Players press the timer, and then everyone races simultaneously to find their particular state before times runs out. This is a fun family board game where everyone learns state locations and capitals. the Spin Timer requires 3AAA batteries which aren’t included. Spin USA is made by Educational Insights for 2 to 4 players, ages 8 and up.
How much do you know about our 50 states?
Fifty Nifty States asks you more than 100 five-question quizzes that will challenge, reinforce, extend your knowledge, and stimulate your thinking process. Take it with you on vacation, play it while waiting for a table at a restaurant, or enjoy it on a quiet evening at home. It’s a great family quiz game that makes learning fun. Fifty Nifty States is made by Gary Grimm and Associates for ages 8 and older.
Long after the fireworks explode and the hotdogs and apple pie eaten, these games will be teaching kids (and adults!) about American history, geography and social studies…all while having a great time with family and friends.