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All About Delaware

State Facts

Delaware was the 1st state to join the union. It became a state on December 7, 1787.

State facts about Delaware

Capital - Dover

Abbreviation - DE

Nickname - First State, Diamond State, Blue Hen State, Small Wonde

Motto - "Liberty and Independence"

Song - Our Delaware

Bird - Blue Hen Chicken

Flower - Peach Blossom

Insect - Ladybug (Ladybird Beetle)

Area - approximately 1,954 square miles

Websites for studying about Delaware

Delaware State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Delaware

A to Z Kids Stuff - Delaware

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Delaware

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Delaware.

Mr. - Delaware

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 Delaware resources.

Explore the States - Delaware

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

50 - Delaware

Facts & Trivia about Delaware - Delaware

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Delaware

Awesome America - Delaware

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

Delaware Map/Quiz Printout

Delaware 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.

Delaware Virtual Field Trips

More Delaware field trips ...

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