Road Trip USA: Animals of the United States!

Hi everyone! I am excited to share a fun addition to my Road Trip USA United States Geography curriculum called Animals of the United States! Best part is that it’s FREE! YAY!


As many of you know, we did a HUGE animal wall last year with our Expedition Earth World Geography curriculum, and this year as soon as we started going through our Road Trip USA curriculum, my kids were asking for animal cards! I thought it would be a fun addition since we had such a great time learning all of our world animals last year, so I put one together.

As you go through each state, you’ll discuss the state animal symbols, classify them based on their species then add them to your animal wall. We set up our wall the same as last year basically. (See below)

The animal cards are colorful 3”x3” cards that have the name of each animal on the front.


Since many states claim the same animals as their symbols, I grouped them by region. The animals are listed in alphabetical order in the region in which they first appear in my Road Trip USA curriculum. There are not duplicates of animals that are claimed by more than one state, you’ll just refer to them on the animal wall if they’re repeated.

There aren’t any lesson plans with this download, just the animal cards by region. The animal cards are referred to in my Road Trip USA Curriculum so you’ll know when to add them to the wall each week.

If you’d like to add the animal study to Road Trip USA, or another United States Geography curriculum, click the link below to download!

–> Road Trip USA: Animals of the United States  <–

Tip: If the link above is not opening automatically in your browser, RIGHT click on it and select “SAVE LINK AS”. You will then be directed to copy the .pdf file to your computer.

Hope you enjoying learning about the Animals of the United States!


  1. Thanks for this post. We are getting ready to begin Passport To The World and I didnt think to use animals for each country. But I am thinking I will add that in. Lol! 🙂

    Tiffany aka Homeschool101 over @

  2. This is great! We start our Road Trip USA next week and my little man is super excited! 🙂

  3. Ohh how fantastic!! We are just starting this next week and you had perfect timing!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Erica so very much!! Blessings ~ Kayla

  4. This is fabulous! Thank you so much! I purchased Roadtrip USA, although we wont start till the middle of our school year, I’m going to print this all out in September! Yeah!! 😉


  5. jennifer greene says:

    This i s so wonderful! Thanks for sharing

  6. Tracie Clark says:

    We will be starting our Road Trip in a few weeks and I know the kids are going to love this addition. The pictures are so beautiful! Thank you so much!!!

  7. Thanks for sharing!

  8. You truly are amazing! I don’t know how you find the time to come up with all this but I’m so thankful you do! We are starting Road trip next week and this will be a fun addition to go with the books I got on the animal/bug for the states 🙂

  9. Thank you so much! I love the bulletin board idea.

  10. You are so kind to offer these extras for free! I will be purchasing Road trip USA soon and can’t wait to explore it with my son! You are so creative and kind for share your creativity with all of us:) Thank you

  11. Thank You! This will be great with our state studies this year!

  12. Thank you!!!!

  13. Awesome! My kids will love putting animals up on our wall as we learn about our states! Thank you again, you’re amazing!

  14. We already started Road Trip USA but better late than never. We are still early on so it will be great to add this in. Thank you!

  15. Thank you! We are loving expedition earth this year, but I’m looking forward to using this next year.

  16. Thank you! You are too good to us 🙂 My kids are loving Expedition Earth (and the world animals) and I’ve already gotten the download of Roadtrip USA for next year, getting ready to save the animals so they are ready to go also!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

  17. Because I was downloading these cards this morning when my oldest (4yo) came to greet me, we are now adding Road Trip USA to our school year! My oldest boys (4yo and 2.5yo) love looking at the United States map, so when I explained to him what the cards were for, he immediately wanted to do it. So I purchased the curriculum this morning and am working on adding it in to our studies. Thanks so much for making it so easy to use, it isn’t taking me any time to integrate it to what I already have planned. Oh, and my oldest has already to me he wants to do “the earth one next.”

  18. We have already started Road Trip USA, but this is such perfect timing. We have a bulletin board and can totally get it set up. We’ll just review the 4 states’ animals we have covered so far. THANK YOU!

    Is there a link or site where others share their photos from their Road Trip USA lessons? I would love to see what others are doing as we go through it. I’ll be posting our’s on my blog tomorrow (I hope) to share with my readers.

    Thank you for all of your hard work. You are totally blessing so many families.

  19. Thanks for sharing! I’m in the process of teach my dd the states!

  20. Your geography curriculum seems informative and fun. My little one is 4 working on K level. Which is better to start with the World or the U.S.? Thank you so much for sharing your gift of teaching.

    • I think it’s best to start with the World Geography, then move to the US Geography. The World is a little more hands on for younger explorers, and the US has more facts to be learned, still hands on, but I think I’d start with the World Expedition Earth first.

  21. We are so excited to start our tour of USA! Could you tell me the dimension of your Animal Wall? I am having a hard time figuring out how big to make ours.
    Thank you so much for all you do. Our families school year has been greatly blessed by your curriculum as well as your ideas.
    God Bless,
    Kreps Family

    • Mine is about 3′ wide by 5′ high. I’m not done adding animals to it, so hopefully they’ll all fit on that! I just did it the same size as the expedition earth one, though I think there are fewer animals in Road Trip USA. We’ll see!

  22. Michelle says:

    I saw on your blog that you use Abeka as well as other books. Do you buy the entire kit and then add things like the Road Trip USA, etc? I am currently using Abeka, but I am trying to get an idea of what I would like to do next year. Either getting some things from there or getting the entire kit and then adding.
    Thanks for all your help!

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