Thursday, March 31

Facts about Arkansas

Arkansas Facts 

Learn facts about Arkansas for kids.

It is time to learn about the states! I will be posting facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week, we posted about Arizona. This week, we are posting facts about Arkansas. You will learn about Arkansas's state flag, bird, and other facts. 

Did you know that Arkansas was the 25th state to join the union? Yep, that's right. Arkansas officially joined the union on June 15, 1836! Arkansas is located in the Southern region of the United States and is bordered by six other states: Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Arkansas is the twenty-ninth (29th) largest state in the United States. Just over 3 million people live in Arkansas. That is a lot of people!!


Do you know how many people live in your state?


Facts about Arkansas:

1. Arkansas is known for its beautiful rivers, lakes, and hot springs. Its nickname is The Natural State. The state motto is Regnat Populus, which means the people rule. The abbreviation for Arkansas is AR.

2. Little Rock is Arkansas's capital. It became the capital on October 18, 1820, and has a population of around 197,950 people.

3. The Arkansas state bird is the northern mockingbird, which is gray and white in color.

4. The official Arkansas state flower is the apple blossom. It blooms on apple trees and is white and pink in color. The flowers are beautiful!

5. The Arkansas state flag became the official flag on February 26, 1913. There have been a few redesigns of the Arkansas state flag over the years. The flag that Arkansas uses now has been the state's official flag since 1924. The Arkansas state flag features twenty-five white stars, symbolizing that Arkansas was the 25th state to join the union. The diamond represents Arkansas as the nation’s first and only diamond mining/producing state. There are four blue stars on the diamond. One sits on top of Arkansas, and three are underneath the words. The colors of the flag are red, blue, and white.

6. Corn, cotton, rice, soybeans, and wheat are some of the crops grown in Arkansas.

7. Hot Springs National Park has 47 natural hot springs and is located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, a resort city in Arkansas.

8. Some animals in Arkansas are black bears, alligators, bobcats, snowy owls, coyotes, and foxes.

9. Arkansas can get very hot and cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Arkansas was 120 degrees Fahrenheit in the Ozarks on August 10, 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Arkansas was -29 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees below zero) in Pond, Arkansas, on February 13, 1905.


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Books about Arkansas:

1. Good Night Arkansas by Adam Gamble

2. Arkansas (A True Book: My United States) by Martin Gitlin

3. Night-Night Arkansas by Katherine Sully

4. An Arkansas History for Young People by Shay E. Hopper

Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.

You can Click here to purchase the 50 States workbook on Amazon.

You can also use the 50 States tab at the top of my page to find all the 50 states' posts in one convenient place. 

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