Unscramble the United States with this printable United States map puzzle for kids. In addition to helping children familiarize themselves with state geography, students will enjoy making their own jigsaw puzzle. This 12-piece jigsaw has angular pieces that lock together despite the natural imperfections that come with the creation of handmade puzzle.
Printable United States Map Puzzle for Kids
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Step 1. Choose one of the USA jigsaw puzzles above. Print as many copies as you need for your classroom. For the sake to time, you may want to have the children work in pairs or small groups.
Step 2. Glue the puzzle onto a sheet of strong cardboard.
Step 3. If you’ve printed the black and white puzzle, let the kids color the United States. Have the children label the states.
Step 4. It’s time to cut the pieces. If the kids are old enough, let them cut the puzzle with scissors. If not, let an adult do this for them. For a more precise cut, have an adult use an x-acto knife.
Step 5. Scramble the pieces.
Step 6. Let the kids solve their puzzle!