New Jersey was the 3rd state to join the union. It became a state on December 18, 1787.
Capital - Trenton
Abbreviation - NJ
Nickname - Garden State
Motto - "Liberty and Prosperity"
Bird - Eastern Goldfinch
Flower - Purple Violet
Insect - Honey Bee
Area - approximately 8,722 square miles
Websites for studying about New Jersey
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about New Jersey
Fun Educational Activities
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on New Jersey
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 New Jersey resources.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about New Jersey
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about New Jersey.
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.
A 12-page coloring book created by the Lions, Tigers and Bears Oh My! 4-H Club of Sussex County, NJ in cooperation with the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife.
Coloring book from the JerseySeafoodNJ.gov
The Next Generation. Information on New Jersey for kids.
Coloring Books for all if New Jersey state symbols.
Coloring book from the Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in New Jersey
New Jersey Virtual Field Trips
Thanks to graphicmaps.com for the state graphics