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Get a Place Mat Featuring the US States and the American Presidents
When I was a kid, my Mom had a collection of kids place mats she would always put on the table wherever a child sat. As a kid, I loved them. They were fun where everyone else's was boring (in the eyes of a child).
Looking back, I recognize that these placemats served a few purposes.
- They kept our food messes on plastic place mats and off her tablecloth.
- They kept us busy when were were done eating dinner, but no one else was.
- They were teaching us things while we ate our Crunch Berries. They were educational!
If you've got kids, do them a service, and from a very young age, start putting a place mat in front of them that will leak a little knowledge into them over time. Learning the names and locations of United States is a big task for a kid, a place mat can help. Becoming familiar with the Presidents just might spark their interest in history.
You don't want your kid to be one of those teenagers that shows up on Jay Leno unable to answer the most basic questions.
(Image by KAB featuring the President Placemat)
Simple US Map
Amazing Kids Who Learned Their States on a Place Mat
USA Geography Placemat
This is a great place mat featuring a US Map. It is one of the most durable map placemats out there!
This US Map place mat is my favorite!
Do You Know The US States?
If given a blank US map with the states drawn out on it, could you fill it in with names of the states.
Test YOUR US Geography Skills
- Place The States Quiz
This one is a bit harder. It's like a US State puzzle - without the lines drawn in for you.
- Find the State Quiz
We'll give you the state, you pick it out on the map.
- Can you name the US state capitals? | Online Games & Trivia by Sporcle
Play the US Capitals Quiz on Sporcle, the best trivia and game site on the web!
- USA State Capitals Quiz
We'll give you the state, you give us the state Capital.
Detailed US Map
Kids That Know The US Presidents
Your child can learn all the presidents of the United States! It's learning at home and stressing the importance of learning that makes such a huge difference.
The U.S. Presidents Place Mat
United States Presidents
There isn't as much information on this mat as the U.S. Presidents Activity Placemat.
Can You Name The Presidents?
Don't Stop With the USA
If you always keep the same placemat on the table, eventually your child will get bored with it and stop looking at it.
In order to keep things fun and interesting change your placemat often. You can get educational placemats that feature a wide variety of things like famous people, world flags, the solar system, animals, sign language, and more.
JimHofman on July 03, 2013:
I would have loved one of these when I was a kid! I had little plastic statues of all the presidents, and a ruler which I still own. Check out my new vice presidents lens. Cheers!
CruiseReady from East Central Florida on April 24, 2013:
What a great idea these placemats are!
Blackspaniel1 on March 04, 2013:
lesliesinclair on February 25, 2013:
These placemats would sure help children learn to identify the states.
Stephen J Parkin from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada on February 25, 2013:
Not sure what the value is for a non American (Brit living in Canada) but find it fun just to keep my mind working. I was surprised that I knew as many as I do!
Kerri Bee (author) from Upstate, NY on February 25, 2013:
@Elyn MacInnis: Absolutely! There is no deadline on learning.
Elyn MacInnis from Shanghai, China on February 25, 2013:
Wish I had some when I was little! Maybe I should get one for myself now ;-)
techmom on February 22, 2013:
These are helpful for kids! We have a puzzle too, and that's really been helping them learn their states.
Titia Geertman from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands on February 21, 2013:
Oh great learning subject. Didn't even know they existed. Blessed
getmoreinfo on February 21, 2013:
These United States and US Presidents Educational Placemats are really cool.