Montessori Puzzle Map

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In addition to the workbook, we use this puzzle map to reinforce the different areas of the US and the capitals.  Each knob is placed on the capital of the state, so we pull out some states, mix them up, announce the state and capital as we replace them.
(In DYOCC, this type of puzzle is recommended for fourth grade.)
Now, my oldest can dump out the entire United States and reassemble it without the chart (shown above the map in the previous picture) or the frame.  He can also name them all and announce the capital.  Occasionally, we also identify the states with our eyes closed.  Those western states can be TOUGH.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tania August 25, 2016

Love this map! I just ordered one and the kids love playing with it. What a great way to learn the states and capitals! Thank you for the recommendation!


2 Jill April 25, 2015

Can you tell me where you purchased this puzzle?


3 admin May 1, 2015

I got mine from, but I ordered enough stuff to make up for the shipping. Another great place is


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