May you learn something cool today!
Have you ever visited Maine before? Maybe you already live
there? Whichever it may be you can discover some cool facts about Maine here! Joey
loves learning cool facts about all of the different states. He would like me
to share some of those fun cool facts with you! Every Thursday I will be
posting cool 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 Louisiana.
This week we are posting cool facts about Maine.
Did you know that Maine was the twenty-third (23rd)
state to join the union? Yes, that is correct! Maine officially joined the
union on March 15, 1820! Maine is located in the Northeastern region of the
United States. Maine is bordered by only one (1) state: New Hampshire. Maine is
also bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick
and Quebec. Maine is the thirty-ninth (39th) largest state in the
United States. Maine is small a state. There are about 1,372,247 people that live
Maine famous person alert:
Did you know that Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine?
Stephen King is a famous book author. Stephen King has over 60 published
novels. Some of his novels have been turned into movies.
Tell us about a famous person that resides in your state?
Facts about Maine:
1. A few things Maine is known for are: Lobster, light
houses, and its rocky coastlines. A few of the nicknames for the state of Maine
are: the Pine Tree State, the Polar Star State, and the Lumber State. The Maine
state motto is Dirigo. Dirigo is Latin for I direct or I lead. The Maine state
motto was adopted sometime in 1820. The abbreviation for Maine is ME.
2. The capital of Maine is Augusta.
Augusta officially became the capital of Maine sometime in 1827. Augusta has an
estimated population of about 18,662 people.
3. The state bird of Maine is the Black-capped chickadee. The
Black-capped chickadee was chosen as the state bird for Maine on April 6, 1927.
The Maine Black-capped chickadee has a black capped head. It has gray, black,
and white coloring. It has a white underneath area. Its wings are gray and
white. The Black-capped chickadee is a cute tiny bird.
4. The Maine official state flower is the White Pine Cone.
The White Pine Cone is actually not a flower. Maine is the only state that does
not have a flower it’s state flower, instead it has a pine cone. The Maine White
Pine Cone became Maine’s official state flower in 1895.
5. Maine’s state flag was officially adopted on February
23, 1909. Maine’s state flag has a blue background. Maine’s state coat of arms
appears on the flag. There is a pine tree, a moose, water, and green scenery on
the coat of arms. There is two men one on each side of the coat of arms.
Maine’s state motto Dirigo appears above the coat of arms and below it the word
Maine appears on a blue ribbon. The star above the word Dirigo represents the
6. Some crops that are grown in Maine are: apples,
blueberries, corn, hay, oats, potatoes, and raspberries.
7. Some cool places to visit while in Maine are: Acadia
National Park, Ogunquit Beach, and the Portland Head Lighthouse located in Cape
8. Some animals that live in Maine are: bald eagles, beavers,
coyote, gray fox, mink, moose, and puffins.
9. Maine can get very hot and very cold depending on the
time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Maine was 105 degrees
Fahrenheit in North Bridgton, Maine on July 10, 1911. The coldest temperature
ever recorded in Maine was -48 degrees (48 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Van
Buren, Maine on January 19, 1925.
Share a cool fact about Maine with us?
Get your free printable Maine worksheet here:
Visit my printables section for a wide selection of
worksheets and coloring sheets!
Books about Maine:
1. My United States Maine by Robin S. Doak
2. Little Maine by Jeannie Brett
3. Hello, Maine! by Martha Zschock
4. I Met a Moose in Maine One Day by Ed Shankman
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 utilize the 50 States tab at the top of my page to find all the 50 states post in one convenient place.
Tune in next week to learn some really cool
facts about Maryland! Thank you for reading my post!! Don’t forget that "One small positive thought can change
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Joey helps his Memaw find something she is missing and its right there in plain sight. Some of us have done this before! Join Joey in this funny and cute quest to find his Memaw's eyeglasses.
JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR
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JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO
Joey 's father gets lost while they are visiting the seven continents at the zoo. Come on this adorable adventure with Joey and his family as they visit each of the seven continents at the zoo!
Santa's Rainbow Reindeer
Join Harry and Holly Jingles as they introduce us to Santa's Rainbow Reindeer. Learn about them one by one. The Rainbow Reindeer help your children get ready for bed so Santa can bring them gifts when they are all tucked in their bed and sound asleep. This book is interactive.
Where, Oh, Where, Could My Dinosaur Be?
A little boy misplaces his stuffed dinosaur and needs your help to find it. Join the little boy on his hunt through his house to find his missing dinosaur. This book will stimulate your child's imagination. It will help teach them left and right learning and basic rhyming.