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How to Memorize All 50 States and Capitals
“Maine is the main place to go in August.”
Draw a sun off the coast of Maine.
Concord, New Hampshire
Looks like an upside down bunch of Concord grapes, OR a lowercase “h” for Hampshire.
Draw a lowercase h surrounded by grapes.
“Bossy massive muscles.”
Outline the peninsula drawing a bulging muscle:
Providence, Rhode Island
“This little island can provide for itself.”
Draw a single dot, like an island, or the dot of a lowercase “i”
“Rhode Island isn't an island at all; its heart is connected to Connecticut.”
Draw a heart nestled in the southwest corner.
Mount vs. Mount, “Mont ver mont.”
Draw a giant V for versus.
Albany, New York
Draw a white (outlined) Y.
Trenton, New Jersey
“Trench Jersey” Looks like a J that fell in a trench.
Draw a squished J.
“Hairy Pencil.” Eastern border looks like a P.
Draw a P aligned all the way to the right, with long hair flowing to the left.
“Dell Dove out of an airplane.”
Draw a flattened D, as if it dove out of a plane and went kersplat!
“Anna’s merry land” Looks like a sloppy M.
Draw a sloppy M with left leg slanted out to the west.
“Rich Mama Virginia” Looks like a mound of riches.
Outline border and draw speckles like glittering gold.
Charleston, West Virginia
“Virginia is holding her son, Charles, the wittle Virginia.”
Draw baby Charlie cuddled in the mound of riches.
Raleigh, North Carolina
The western border of the Carolinas, when they're together, form a C.
Outline western border to look like a C. Inside the C the carolers are holding a Colombian Rally.
Draw a second C for Columbus on South Carolina.
Columbia, South Carolina
"The carolers are holding a Colombian Rally " (See previous.)
Draw the c holding a flag for Raleigh on North Carolina.
“Aunt Georgia” and “Mrs. Jackson” are stuck together by their bums with chewing gum. “Gummy bum.” But the floor they’re standing on is Magnificent.
Acronym: M.A.G.nificent FLoor. (Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida)
Draw Aunt George.
“Tall Floor” North border of Florida is the MAGnificent floor on which the two ladies are in their predicament. You’ll notice this floor is very tall.
Draw the floor beams.
“Gummy bumma” (See Georgia.)
Draw the gum.
“Mrs. Jackson” (See Georgia)
Draw Mrs. Jackson.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
“Is it a bat? Is it an L?”
Draw an L with flared points to look like a bat.
“Lancing mitten” Looks like a mitten throwing a lance.
Draw a mitten and a lance.
Columbus, (whose arm is in the mitten above,) says "Oh hi!"
Draw a happy face and a triangle hat on Ohio with a speech bubble saying “Oh, hi!”
There are three annoying triplets whose names all begin with “I.”
The triplets have a little sister named Deanna, and if you asking them anything, they'll answer
“I wasn't annoying Deanna!” (Iowa-Illinois-Indiana)
Draw an “I” on each: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana.
Indiana says: “Pull this, Deanna!”
Draw a lever like an antique lightswitch.
“A frank-ford competes in the Kentucky Derby.” Talk about Kentucky Derby.
Outline Kentucky (it looks like a race car) and draw a hot dog on it.
Looks like a stage. Talk about Music City.
Draw a stage.
“Mad cousin” Review the triplets (see Indiana.) These 3 triplets make their cousin mad.
The northwest border looks like the profile of a face.
Draw a mouth and an angry eyebrow.
One of the triplets. (See Indiana.) The noisiest triplet wears her hair to look like a spring.
Draw her hair.
Des Moines, Iowa
One of the triplets. (See Indiana.) Iowa says: “Das Mine! I WAsn’t done!”
Draw a fist protruding from eastern border. ( “Das mine!” “I wasn’t annoying Deanna!”)
Jefferson City, Missouri
“Jeff is miserable.” Review the triplets (see Indiana.) The triplets make their older brother, Jeff, miserable. You can see his nose sticking out of the north-east border. He also has a goatee.
Outline eastern border and draw his face.
Little Rock, Arkansas
“The Ark lands on a little rock.” After floating down the Mississippi River, the ark lands on a little rock.
Draw an ark on a rock.
St. Paul, Minnesota
“St. Paul’s soda” Looks like a stein of soda.
Outline the glass and draw suds on the top for the foam.
Draw a cross to remember this one is St Paul’s.
Bismarck, North Dakota
“The businessman Dakota” The taller of the Dakota brothers is a businessman.
Draw a tie.
Pierre, South Dakota
“The peering Dakota” The shorter of the Dakota brothers is nosey. Always peering everywhere.
Draw two large eyes.
“Why is Shy Anne shy?”
Draw Shy Anne in the left corner, hiding from South Dakota’s peering.
“Lincoln with knees of brass” There’s a Lincoln statue with brass knees sitting on a Colorado ski lift. (The idea for NE and KS came from Mrs. Mills)
Do your best to draw him sitting on the northeast corner of Colorado.
“Toe peek outta a can” Lincoln’s feet are dangling and a can got stuck on one of his feet. His toe is peeking out of the can.
Draw this toe-peek-a-can.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
“Oak sizzles in an oak frying pan.” Looks like a frying pan.
Color in the handle, which is made of oak.
“Awesome Texas” Looks like a huge t.
(Also, everything’s so big in Texas, it’s easy to get lost in. "Lostin Austin".)
Draw a large lowercase t.
At the four corners, U CAN stand in four states at once.
Label four states; U.C.A.N (Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico)
“Hide in the Den to get out of the cold.”
Draw a den out of the C.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
U CAN (See Colorado)
“Santa has faith he’ll get to Mexico on time.”
Draw Santa’s sleigh sledding down the slope of the N.
Salt Lake City, Utah
“So salty U float!”
Draw water in the U.
“The Phoenix Arises.”
Draw the A as the Phoenix’s tail.
Carson City, Nevada
California drew their state line to call dibs on all the beach, then it laughed and said, “Take yo cars-and NEVA come back.”
Draw a sad car leaving California.
California has “sacred” missions all along its coast.
Draw the Mission in the shape of a large C.
“Get some honey love in Hawaii.”
Draw a Y made out of honey.
“This Mountain. He leans.” Montana it a mountain of a state!
Draw a leaning mountain.
“Boys, I need you to hoe.” Looks like a hoe.
Draw a hoe.
“Limping washing machine” Looks like a washing machine with its door open into the Pacific Ocean. But it’s missing a leg, so it limps.
Draw a washing machine.
“Where has Ori gone?” He’s sailing to Alaska!
Draw sailboat off coast of Oregon.
“Ju know Alaska is the Lasta state? Ju know we are done now?”
Draw a check mark for a job well done!