I am finally getting back to reporting on states! We studied Arkansas at the end of June/ beginning of July. That was a busy week and we didn't get a lot of special food made but we did have fun reading and learning.

  • Arkansas became a state on Wednesday, June 15, 1836 ~ the 25th State!
  • The state flower is the Apple blossom (great choice in my opinion!)
  • The state tree is the Pine
  • The state bird is the Mockingbird
  • Arkansas is called "The Natural State". The scenic beauty of Arkansas makes it so tourism is a big factor in the state's economy.
  • The honey bee is the official state insect.
  • Some names you might recognize from Arkansas are: President Bill Clinton, Mike Huckabee and Johny Cash.
  • The first Wal-mart was in Arkansas
  • Arkansas is #1 in rice and poultry production.
  • Arkansas is one of the few diamond producing states and the only place in the world with a public diamond mine.

Something we enjoyed eating was the Chicken Fajita Salad. They suggested tortilla chips on the side so I made my own.

Did you know that Arkansas in the only state to pass a resolution on the right way to say its name? ( By the way it is "Ark-an-saw")

What do you know and like about Arkansas?