I found this map placemat in the Target dollar section.  Bear and I like to talk about the different States and their shapes.  Sometimes we take out the play dough and cover the States to try to make their shapes, then we flip the placemat and try to put our play dough blobs onto the correct States.
With clues, Bear can point out 8 states.
(Where is New York? It’s a triangle with an island attached. Where is Texas? It’s the biggest state.  Where is Florida? It’s the state with a handle. etc.)
 
Written by Julie Cerdas
I'm a stay-at-home Catholic mom who loves playing with and teaching my two children.