Storybook Summer post by Aimée and Bettijo of Paging Supermom
It’s Aimée and Bettijo here from PagingSupermom.com to share one of our favorite books. If you’ve never read the Scrambled States of America book then you’re in for a real treat. It’s not often that a children’s book comes along that will please both adults and kids over and over again, but this one does, and it’s educational to boot!
There are so many little clever quips in the quirky illustrations that it can be like reading a new story every time you go through the book. The book’s entire concept is incredibly unique — the states all get tired of being in the same place they have always been and long to GO somewhere. So they decide to have a party and all get together. At the party the states decide to switch places. The result is a crazy, mixed up map that has the United States looking like a jumbled mess. Of course in the end the states realize, as the old saying goes, that the grass is always greener on the other side.
As your child enjoys exploring the pages of this thoroughly entertaining book they will be having so much fun they won’t even realize all the geography they’re learning. After reading the Scrambled States your kids will get a real kick out of decorating and mailing a postcard to someone in another state!
Download our free postcard template and print onto cardstock. Cut down to size then have your child draw their favorite state on the front and write a fun message on the back.
For more Scrambled States fun, download our free printable state name scramble spelling worksheet.
Sometime Supermoms Aimée and Bettijo first met 10 years ago while their husbands attended graduate school in Washington D.C. In their pre-mom days both worked in design and marketing. Now Aimée has two boys and Bettijo has three girls — together they spent playdates relishing moments when they’d felt like they’d achieved their Supermom ideal, even if just for a minute or two. They would call these their “Supermom Moments” and the concept evolved into a blog www.PagingSupermom.com inspiring moms everywhere to create and cherish more Supermom Moments.
I agree with the earlier comment, this is one of our favorite board games and I had no idea there was a book to go along with it. We’ll definitely be adding to our collection! Thanks!!
Laurie Keller is an amazing author!! One of my favorites. She is also excellent at responding to emails. I lobe your blog!!!!
My kids love playing this game, I didn’t know there was a book to go along with! Guess we’ll be shopping for it this weekend!