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All About Connecticut

by Mary Ann Kelley

State Facts

Connecticut was the 5th state to join the union. It became a state on January 9, 1788.

State facts about Connecticut

Capital - Hartford

Abbreviation - CT

Nickname - Constitution State

Motto - "Qui transtulit sustinet" - He who transplanted still sustains

Song - Yankee Doodle

Bird - American Robin

Flower - Mountain Laurel

Insect - European Mantis

Area - approximately 5,544 square miles

Websites for studying about Connecticut

Connecticut State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Connecticut

A to Z Kids Stuff - Connecticut

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Connecticut

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Connecticut

Mr. - Connecticut

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 Connecticut resources.

Explore the States - Connecticut

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

50 - Connecticut

Facts & Trivia about Connecticut - Connecticut

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Connecticut

Awesome America - Connecticut

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

Connecticut Map/Quiz Printout

H.I.P. Pocket Change - Connecticut

Created by the US Mint

Strives to make YOUR life easier by providing timely information about children's activities within Connecticut . Easily search and register for programs, classes, and events.

My Connecticut Kids

Our mission is to provide an online destination for parents with a comprehensive listing of all information pertinent to their children and what events, resources, activities, and professionals are locally available to them.

ConneCT Kids

Welcome to Connecticut's Website for Children Select links to have fun learning about Connecticut.

Connecticut Fun Facts

Connecticut Virtual Field Trips

CT River MuseumEssex

Virtual field trip onlinePrograms are available for grades PreK-12 for public, private and homeschool groups. In each program students will participate in a variety of learning experiences that allow them to discover the River and its people through observation, experimentation and exploration.

The Lock Museum of AmericaTerryville

Virtual field trip onlineThe Museum boasts eight display rooms. The newest of these is an extensive lock collection that includes a Cannon Ball Safe, 30 early era time locks, Safe Escutcheon Plates and a large number of British Safe Locks, Door Locks, Padlocks, Handcuffs and Keys. Another display room, known as The Eagle Lock Company Room, contains over 1,000 locks and keys manufactured from 1854 to 1954.

More Connecticut field trips ...

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