Learning about the various states that make up the United States of America just wouldn’t be complete if you didn’t also learn, at least a little about each of the states’ capitals as well.
We touch briefly on each capital throughout our Explore: USA state studies, but it’s always good to add a little bit of extra practice to help your students remember them (there are 50 of them after all).
Now, there are many different ways to practice the states and capitals but for today, we’re sharing one of our favorites… Word searches!
Personally, I love word searches! They were one of my favorite ways to practice things when I was in school and now, I love sharing them with my own kids when we’re working our way through new concepts as well.
Now, that’s not to say that we don’t use plenty of other methods for learning things as well, but word searches are definitely a fun and easy way to practice.
State Capital Word Search
Included in this four-page printable set are two state capital word searches (rather than try to work on all 50 states at once, they are broken up into 2 sets of 25) and two answer keys.
The word searches themselves do not give the answers that you’re looking for, rather they give you the name of the state and your students’ job is to figure out, or remember if they can, what capital belongs to that state and find the name of the capital city listed in the word search.
Both of the answer keys are included as well so grading them is super simple. You could even use them as a helping hand if you find yourselves stuck.
Pair them with our 50 state geography curriculum as we continue to release new state studies and your students will be US state experts in no time!