Hi everyone! I am excited to share a fun addition to my Road Trip USA United States Geography curriculum called

Road Trip USA: Animals of the United States!


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, and they come as a FREE ADDITION to my Road Trip USA curriculum


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.

Hope you enjoying learning about the Road Trip USA: Animals of the United States!


  1. 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!!

    Holly A.
  2. 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.”

  3. 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. http://alaskantutkium.blogspot.com

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

  4. 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.

    1. 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.


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