ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: USA Movement and Music

Monday, June 25, 2012

USA Movement and Music

Hi, I'm Jedda from This Little Project.  With Independence Day coming up, we've been working on our country's geography in one of our favorite ways: with music and movement!

I have a four-year-old and she goes around the house singing the names of all 50 states in alphabetical order.  I love the magic that music gives children!

Here is the song she's been singing:

I love how this video shows the shapes of the states.  It helps her to "see" the state she is singing about and now she can point to and name all her states on a map too.

My six-year-old son already knows his states so he's been singing along with this song that is about each state and the order they joined the union:

This song is fun for learning or reviewing the state capitals:

One game we like to play with the US map is the, Map Munching Game AND the"Don't eat the State" games!  This is a really fun way to review and learn new state geography.

Another game we like to play is with an inflated globe.  We call it "Where in the U.S. is....?"  or "Where in the world is....?"
I hope these movement and music ideas make learning even more fun for you too!

Be sure to stop by This Little Project for more fun {little} learning ideas :)

Happy Fourth of July!


  1. I love the song from Animaniacs! I still knew almost all of the words! I need to get those on CD to play in the car. Loved the other ones too. Thanks for sharing! Sneaky learning, I love it.

  2. I still know all 50 States in alphabetical order from having learned that song as a child. It made me smile to hear it again. I look forward to sharing it with my Son soon :) Thanks for the reminder!