Thursday, September 29

Facts about New Jersey

New Jersey Facts

Learn facts about New Jersey for kids.

Have you ever been to New Jersey before? Maybe you already live there? Whichever it may be, you can learn some quick facts about New Jersey right here! Just keep on reading. I love to learn quick facts about all of the different states in the United States. I would like to share some of those quick facts with you! So, each and every Thursday, I will be posting quick 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 New Hampshire. This week we are posting quick facts about New Jersey. You will learn facts about New Jersey's state flag, bird, and many other state facts. The countdown is on, only 20 more states to blog about! YAY!

Did you know that New Jersey was the third (3rd) state to join the union? Yep, that is correct! New Jersey officially joined the union on December 18, 1787! New Jersey is part of the original thirteen colonies. New Jersey is located in the Northeastern region of the United States. New Jersey is bordered by three (3) states: Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York.  New Jersey also shares a border with the Atlantic Ocean. New Jersey is the forty-seventh (47th) largest state in the United States. New Jersey is one of the smallest states. There are about 9,267,130 people that live in the state of New Jersey.


New Jersey famous person alert:

Did you know that John Stanard also known as John Standard was born in Newark, New Jersey? John Standard is a famous inventor. John Standard is famous for making improvements to refrigerators and the oil stove. 


To learn more about John Standard: Click here

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What famous person lives in your state?


Quick Facts about New Jersey:

1. A few things New Jersey is known for are: the beautiful sandy beaches, the Atlantic City Boardwalk, and for being the Crossroads of the Revolution. A few of the nicknames for the state of New Jersey are: the Garden State, the Exit State, and the Diner State. The New Jersey state motto is Liberty and Prosperity. The New Jersey state motto was adopted in 1777. The abbreviation for New Jersey is NJ.

2. The capital of New Jersey is Trenton. Trenton officially became the capital of New Jersey on November 25, 1790. Trenton has an estimated population of about 83,387 people.

3. The New Jersey state bird is the American Goldfinch. The American Goldfinch was chosen as the state bird for New Jersey in 1935. The male American Goldfinches are a bright beautiful yellow bird. They have black on their forehead and wings. They have some white on their tails and wings.

4. The New Jersey official state flower is the Viola sororia also known as the Common blue violet. The Viola sororia is a flower that can be found growing throughout the state of New Jersey. The Viola sororia starts blooming during the spring months. They are very beautiful flowers!! The New Jersey Viola sororia became the official state flower in 1971.

5. New Jersey’s current state flag was officially adopted in 1896. New Jersey’s state flag has a yellowish gold/tan colored background with New Jersey’s state seal on it.

6. Some crops that are grown in New Jersey are: blueberries, cranberries, cucumbers, eggplant, peaches, and spinach.

7. Some cool places to visit while in New Jersey are: Atlantic City, the Liberty Science Center, and the Adventure Aquarium.

8. Some animals that live in New Jersey are: black bears, chipmunks, hawks, turtles, owls, and wild turkeys. 

9. New Jersey can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in New Jersey was 110 degrees Fahrenheit in Runyon, New Jersey on July 10, 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded in New Jersey was -34 degrees (34 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in River Vale, New Jersey on January 5, 1904.



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Facts about New Jersey



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 New Jersey worksheet

New Jersey worksheet

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Books about New Jersey:

1. Exploring the New Jersey Colony by Barbara Krasner

2. G is for Garden State A New Jersey Alphabet by Eileen Cameron

3. I Love You as Big as New Jersey by Rose Rossner

4. America the Beautiful New Jersey by Nora Campbell

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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 quick facts about New Mexico! Thank you for reading my post!! “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr. Seuss

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