Texas was a fun one to study partly because my boys had so been looking forward to it. As they have been learning the names of the states that one was one of the first ones that they were able to pick out on the map and when we were playing games they always wanted to go there even if it didn't help there game strategy. Aaron is dreaming of moving there when he gets bigger. I am not sure exactly what made them so fascinated with it but I think it is the fact that it is so big (On our map it is the biggest state though we have explained that Alaska is bigger.)
- Texas is the 28th state becoming one on Dec. 29, 1845.
- The State flower is the Bluebonnet. The pictures of them were so pretty, I would love to visit when they are blooming some time.
- The State tree is the Pecan (Yummy!).
- The State bird is the Mockingbird.
- You could fit 220 Rhode Islands into Texas. The state stretches around 800 miles each way.
When I think about Texas foods I think about Tex-Mex and steaks. We didn't end up having steak but we did find some other Texas foods to try.
Above is our Galveston Chicken and Texas potato chunks.
Below is our San Antonio Tortilla. Those 3 recipes came from a neat cookbook that my mom gave me that is called "Around the World in 350 recipes"
We did a fair amount of reading about Texas and enjoyed reading about the Alamo, the Longhorn Steers, Rodeos and then I had fun telling them about when I visited the state and went to Johnson Space Center in Houston.
One day we had fun dressing up like "Cowboys and Cowgirls". I am very blessed with a very game Mother-in-law as she quite willingly participated even when we all wore them to the church softball game. By the time we got our picture taken we had misplaced a couple of hats which is why mine isn't really cowboy style and Megan doesn't have one.