Postcards From Every State

I have heard of entire classrooms at school collecting a post card from every state as a fun geography activity. And even though we home school, I am always interested in making our learning more fun.

California, New Mexico, Washington, Hawaii, Georgia, and Arkansas.

California, New Mexico, Washington, Hawaii, Georgia, and Arkansas.

Currently in geography we are studying the states by region. Right now we are learning about the New England states and having a lot of fun with it. And I am even learning some things.

Did you know that it takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup? See, I am learning!

New York, Indiana, Oregon, and Texas

New York, Indiana, Oregon, and Texas

I asked around on a couple of forums I am on as well as some friends who live in other parts of the country and the response has been amazing. We have a post card coming from each of the 50 states plus one from Afghanistan, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines just for good measure.

New Hampshire, Wyoming, Minnesota, Michigan, New Jersey, Arkansas, Georgia and Paris, Texas.

New Hampshire, Wyoming, Minnesota, Michigan, New Jersey, Arkansas, Georgia and Paris, Texas.

What has blown me away more than anything is 98% of these have come from people I have never met. And right now, all but one have come from people I have never even spoken to before.

South Dakota, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

South Dakota, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Not only is he getting post cards, but some are sending more than one. And a few have sent some little packages for him. A figurine of the Statue of Liberty from New York. A constellation globe from Wyoming. And the best little care package from Maine complete with a couple of books, wild blueberry jam, gummy lobsters, and more.

North Carolina and Ohio.

North Carolina and Ohio.

I am blown away by the generosity and kindness of strangers. And Genghis? He is having a blast looking up all the different cities from the postmarks on his map, reading about the different areas, and dying to check the mail every day.

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