State and Province Plates

State and Province Plates craft

Kids make this colorful license "plate" for your next trip. They search for license tags from the U.S. and Canada, or anywhere in the world, then fold back tabs to keep track of their finds.

  • 1.

    Use Crayola® Scissors to cut tabs around the outside rim of a large, plain paper plate. Cut into the plate at small intervals to make enough tabs for all the states and/or Canadian provinces. Why not make several plates for regions, such as the Southwest or North?

  • 2.

    Write the names of U.S. states and Canadian provinces, or any other places, one on each tab, using colorful Crayola Fine Line Markers. A road atlas is a handy reference.

  • 3.

    Decorate the center of the plate with marker designs and make up an original name for your game.

  • 4.

    Take the plate with you wherever you go. Look at the license tags on vehicles on highways, in cities, and parking lots. Read the state or province names, then search for the name on your plate. Fold down the tab, and keep searching for more!