The state of Tennessee is pretty distinctive on a map of the United States. It’s the only state that is nearly a perfect horizontal rectangle. 🙂 But Tennessee is unique in lots of other ways too! And there’s a lot to learn about the Volunteer State with your kids!
When you’re ready to put together a unit study about Tennessee, be sure to include these simple Tennessee crafts for kids! In this list, you’ll find activities featuring local wildlife, industries, culture, and more!
One of the largest cities in Tennessee is Memphis, which is located on the river. Memphis is well-known as one of the places where barbecue became famous. Try these fun pig crafts while you’re learning about this area!
Tennessee Crafts for Kids:
1. Tennessee’s state reptile is the Eastern Box Turtle. Make your own with this super easy Coffee Filter Turtle Craft!
2. The state insect of Tennessee is the firefly. This awesome Firefly Sewn Circuit Craft is a really cool way to combine art and stem education in one activity!
3. The Tennessee Aquarium, which is located in Chattanooga, is a truly wonderful attraction for kids. (I got to visit a few years ago and it’s great.) Make your own aquarium with this cute Aquarium in a Bottle Craft!
4. Farming is one of the largest industries in the state. This DIY Farm Animal Bowling Game is a craft kids can make and then play with!
5. The raccoon is the state mammal of Tennessee. This adorable Raccoon Craft holds yummy chocolate treats inside!
6. Tennessee is often credited with being the birthplace of blues (Memphis) and country music (Nashville). The kids will love to make this DIY Cardboard Guitar Craft!
7. Ever hear of the Chattanooga Choo-Choo? It’s a famous train that has been immortalized in song. (You can actually stay in a converted train hotel with the same name.) This fun Egg Carton Train is a cool craft to make with the kids!
8. And, if you’re looking for another pig activity, this Pom-Pom Pig Craft is absolutely adorable!
Do you have any fun Tennessee crafts for kids ideas to share? Let us know in the comments!