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All About Arkansas

State Facts

Arkansas was the 25th state to join the union. It became a state on June 15, 1836.

State facts about Arkansas

Capital - Little Rock

Abbreviation - AR

Nickname - The Natural State

Motto - "Regnat Populus" - The people rule

Song - "Arkansas" and "Oh Arkansas"

Bird - Mockingbird

Flower - Apple Blossom

Insect - Honey Bee

Area - approximately 53,182 square miles

Websites for studying about Arkansas

Arkansas State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Arkansas

A to Z Kids Stuff - Arkansas

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Arkansas

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Arkansas

Mr. - Arkansas

Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Arkansas resources.

Explore the States - Arkansas

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 - Arkansas

Arkansas - Arkansas

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Arkansas

Awesome America - Arkansas

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Arkansas.

Arkansas Map/Quiz Printout

Arkansas State Quarters Coloring Pages

In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.

The Traveler's guide to Arkansas for Kids

Activities grades K-4

Arkansas Virtual Field Trips

More Arkansas field trips ...

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