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All About New Jersey

State Facts

New Jersey was the 3rd state to join the union. It became a state on December 18, 1787.

State facts about New Jersey

Capital - Trenton

Abbreviation - NJ

Nickname - Garden State

Motto - "Liberty and Prosperity"

Song -

Bird - Eastern Goldfinch

Flower - Purple Violet

Insect - Honey Bee

Area - approximately 8,722 square miles

Websites for studying about New Jersey

New Jersey State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about New Jersey

A to Z Kids Stuff - New Jersey

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - New Jersey

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on New Jersey

Mr. - 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.

Explore the States - New Jersey

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

50 - New Jersey

Facts & Trivia about New Jersey

Awesome America - New Jersey

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about New Jersey.

New Jersey Map/Quiz Printout

New Jersey 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.

Kids Pages - The Bear Necessities of Safety

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.

By The Sea - All About Fish and Fishing in New Jersey

Coloring book from the

Hangout New Jersey

The Next Generation. Information on New Jersey for kids.

Assignment Jew Jersey - New Jersey Symbols

Coloring Books for all if New Jersey state symbols.

Kids Pages - Wildlife of New Jersey

Coloring book from the Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife - New Jersey

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in New Jersey

New Jersey Virtual Field Trips

More New Jersey field trips ...

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