Thursday, April 21

Facts about Connecticut

Connecticut Facts

Learn facts about Connecticut for kids.

Let's learn about the different states. I would like to share some facts with you! 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 facts about Colorado. This week, we are posting facts about Connecticut. You will learn about Connecticut's state flag, bird, and other facts.

Did you know that Connecticut was the 5th state to join the union? Yes, that is right. Connecticut officially joined the union on January 9, 1788! Connecticut is located in the Northeastern corner of the United States. Connecticut is bordered by three (3) other states: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. Connecticut is the forty-eighth (48th) largest state in the United States. Connecticut is one of the smallest states. About 3.6 million people are living in Connecticut.


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Facts about Connecticut:

1. Connecticut is known for its beautiful fall colors and Yale University. Its nickname is The Constitution State. The state motto is Qui transtulit sustinet, which means he who transplanted is still sustaining. The abbreviation for Connecticut is CT.

2. Hartford is the capital of Connecticut. It officially became the capital in 1875 and has a population of around 123,088 people.

3. The Connecticut state bird is the American Robin. The American Robin was chosen as the state bird in 1943. The American Robins like to sing (chirp). The American Robin has reddish-orange colored chest feathers. The rest of the bird is grayish brown in color with a dark-colored head. It is a beautiful bird.

4. The Connecticut official state flower is the Mountain-laurel. The Connecticut Mountain-laurel grows along the roadsides, yards, and many other places in Connecticut. The Connecticut Mountain laurel is star-shaped and comes in different shades of white, pink, and red. They are beautiful flowers!! The Connecticut Mountain-laurel became Connecticut’s official state flower in 1907.

5. The Connecticut state flag became official on September 9, 1897.

6. Some crops grown in Connecticut are apples, barley, beets, hay, and tobacco.

7. Connecticut has several places to visit, including the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, and the Mark Twain House & Museum.

8. Some animals that live in Connecticut are the eastern black bear, eastern grey squirrel, badgers, beavers, white-tailed deer, and coyotes.

9. Connecticut can get very hot or cold, depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature recorded in Connecticut was 106 degrees Fahrenheit in Danbury, Connecticut, on July 15, 1995. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Connecticut was -32 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees below zero) in Falls Village, Connecticut, on February 16, 1943.


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Connecticut worksheet


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Books about Connecticut:

1. Connecticut by Michael Burgan

2. Night-Night Connecticut by Katherine Sully

3. Lucky to Live in Connecticut by Kate Jerome

4. N Is For Nutmeg: A Connecticut Alphabet by Elissa Grodin

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


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


Tune in next week to learn some cool facts about Delaware! Thank you for reading my post!! "Don't have a good day; have a GREAT day!" -Free Guy the movie.


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