Make geography lessons fun!
Learning about US history and geography can be difficult for young learners. Our States and Capitals Hop mats are here to help by creating fun geography activities for kids. Each mat included in this mat is suitable for 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade geography lessons. Students will love to learn about geography while they hop and skip around this fun mat!
Each floor mat includes 10 states with the states and capitals in alphabetical order. Each block includes the state’s name, abbreviation, and shape. The state’s location on the United States map as well as the location of the capital city are also indicated. With each measuring 22 inches wide by 115 inches long, these floor mats have plenty of space for multiple students to learn at the same time.
Movement-based activities will boost learning comprehension while helping young students develop gross motor skills. Whether using it for geography class or during free time, this mat will encourage active learning and collaborative play. Take a look at our activity database for more activities and sensory play to keep your students on their feet.
Materials: Our floor mats are made from heavy-duty vinyl. They are easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting. Some teachers have used their mats for over 10 years!
Dimensions: Each mat is 22 x 115 inches
Includes: Floor Mat and Matching Cards (included states based on mat selection, see below)
- States and Capitals Hop 1: (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia)
- States and Capitals Hop 2 (Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland)
- States and Capitals Hop 3 (Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey)
- States and Capitals Hop 4 (New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina)
- States and Capitals Hop 5 (South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming)
- Full Set: Discounted set of all 5 States and Capitals Hop Mats + cards , a savings of $80 off the price of the individual mats!
Check out our material FAQ page for more information and instructions on caring for your floor mat.
Sample Activity: Hop the State
- Have students begin on START HERE.
- Have them hop from state to state, announcing the state and capital as they land.