Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational has created an awesome free printable card game that helps kids learn all about the geography and history of the states.
Battle of the States is played a little bit like “War” but by comparing numbers and dates related to the states such as population, number of counties, electoral votes and year of statehood.
One nice thing about it is that it is slightly skewed in favor of younger players, since they start the game and pick the category to compare first. The player who has the higher number in that category gets both cards and gets to choose the next category. The player with the most cards at the end wins.
I’m hoping to try the game with at least a few of my kiddos once I find enough cardstock to print them out. I seem to have been raided by small crafters lately.