Learning the 50 states can be a challenge for you or your children. Here is a simple way by using music!

The first thing you need to do is get your child by the computer, or you if it is you who is learning!

Print out these lyrics or have them visible to read and follow along!

Fifty Nifty United States from thirteen original colonies; Fifty Nifty stars on the flag that billows so beautifully in the breeze. Each individual state contributes a quality that is great. Each individual state deserves a bow, We salute them now.

Fifty Nifty United States from thirteen original colonies, Shout 'em, scout 'em, Tell all about 'em, One by one,til we've given a day to every state in the USA in the USA in the USA, <- hold out all the A's for 3 beats Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

North, South, East, West in a calm, objective opinion (Name of favorite State) Is the Best of the Fifty Nifty United States from thirteen original colonies Shout 'em,scout'em, tell all about 'em One by One, till we've given a day to every state in the good old U....S...A (hold all notes very short)

-Ray Charles

For educational purposes do note that on the map you will see AS, GU, PR and VI. These are part of the USA as is Washington DC but not states. These are American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico (arguably the closest to becoming the next state) and United States Virgin Islands. There are also other territories but I will not confuse you!

Next go to this link, choose your favorite rendition and sing along until you have it remembered!



  • Sing along, song is a great learning device!