Today’s activity focuses on Missouri, otherwise known as the “Show Me State”. The 24th state to join the Union, today it is home to over 6 million people. Missouri is located in the Central Time Zone, and is best known for it’s two major cities — St. Louis and Kansas City.
Some helpful resources to use with this puzzle include this handy map from the State of Missouri DOT (MoDOT). You can also request a free print version be sent to you – an excellent way to develop additional lessons and activities for exploring the state.
To get started with the puzzle search, encourage your children to learn more about each word they find. For example, why does Walt Disney appear in a puzzle about Missouri? And what does sliced bread have to do with anything?