Dr. Jean Feldman performs this song on Sing to Learn.
Sing the fifty states to the tune of "Turkey in the Straw."
There are 50 states in our country,
You can learn them all if you sing them with me.
We'll start with "A" and work our way through.
We are all very proud of the red, white and blue.
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware
Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Don't you know!
Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine
Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota
Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska
Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico
New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio
Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, We're on a roll!
Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee
Texas, Utah, We're near the end, you see.
Vermont, Virginia, and Washington State
West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. This is great!
We can sing them, we can say them, and now that we're all through.
We'll kiss our brains and say, "Yahoo!"
Activities: Write names of the states on index cards and pass out. Children listen and then hold up their state as it is sung.Have children stand up and cheer when you sing the state they were born in.
Challenge children to sing the song and then identify each state on a map.
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