New Hampshire is the ninth state in our Weekly Homeschool State Studies.
To start this week’s state study I added the state outline to our bulletin board, as well as the Capital and Postal Abbreviation along with a photo of the state flag, bird, flower and tree.
Bird: Purple Finch
Flower: Purple Lilac
Postal Abbreviation: NH
We then watched this short video from Homeschool Pop:
Each child then completed this week’s outline including researching and discussing the life of Alan Shepard, Jr.
Unique State Food: I asked my Aunt and Uncle who lived in New Hampshire for quite a few years and they said boiled dinners as well as potato soups and chowders were quite popular. The week we studied New Hampshire was also St. Patrick’s Day so we had our traditional Irish Dinner (cabbage, potatoes, corned beef and soda bread) and I figured that counted for our New Hampshire boiled dinner, too! For dessert, our Awesome 50 States book says that Cider Doughnuts are very popular at farm stands across the state. We love apple cider doughnuts but I wanted the kids to have something unique to try so opted to make some Maple Sponge Candy instead. My Dad has been busy tapping trees and making syrup so we have multiple jars of delicious fresh maple syrup. I used this recipe and the candy tasted amazing! However, I don’t think I let it come to a high enough temperature as it was more of a taffy like consistency. I’ll definitely get a candy thermometer and try this one again though!
As always we browsed through the two resources I mention more in depth in the state studies intro. My youngest loves coloring the placemats from America: State by State and we all are really loving the Awesome 50 States book!
Travel Bucket List: The Fall Foliage Festival in Warner with oxen pulls and woodsmen contests!
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