Here is a fun way to encourage your kids to learn their states: State Quarters! All you need is a good US map and handful of quarters to start. The best part is that the US Mint has a page H.I.P. Pocket Change that gives a little history behind the image on each of the commemorative coins. Physically placing the coin on the map while identifying the state with its history will help kids retain the information. There is even a Travel Guide Quiz after your journeys are complete. A bonus is the fun in searching for those illusive quarters that are hard to find. Happy Travels!