US Capitals

Contributor: Alison Weiss. Lesson ID: 10851

Can you name the state capitals? We don't mean "capital A for Alaska," etc. We mean the cities that govern each state. Rap, click, quiz, and play your way to learning all of the U.S. state capitals!


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Auditory, Visual
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Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

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  • St. Paul, Santa Fe, Bismark, and Raleigh; what do they all have in common?

They are all United States capital cities! (They all start with capital letters, but that's another lesson!).

There are 50 states that make up the United States.

Each state has a capital city.

A capital city is the city where the state's government runs, has buildings, meetings, and makes important decisions that affect the people of the state.

  • What is the capital city for the state you live in?

Below is a list of all the states and their capital city:

Alabama - Montgomery
Alaska - Juneau
Arizona - Phoenix
Arkansas - Little Rock
California - Sacramento
Colorado - Denver
Connecticut - Hartford
Delaware - Dover
Florida - Tallahassee
Georgia - Atlanta
Hawaii - Honolulu
Idaho - Boise
Illinois - Springfield
Indiana - Indianapolis
Iowa - Des Moines
Kansas - Topeka
Kentucky - Frankfort
Louisiana - Baton Rouge
Maine - Augusta
Maryland - Annapolis
Massachusetts - Boston
Michigan - Lansing
Minnesota - St. Paul
Mississippi - Jackson
Missouri - Jefferson City
Montana - Helena
Nebraska - Lincoln
Nevada - Carson City
New Hampshire - Concord
New Jersey - Trenton
New Mexico - Santa Fe
New York - Albany
North Carolina - Raleigh
North Dakota - Bismarck
Ohio - Columbus
Oklahoma - Oklahoma City
Oregon - Salem
Pennsylvania - Harrisburg
Rhode Island - Providence
South Carolina - Columbia
South Dakota - Pierre
Tennessee - Nashville
Texas - Austin
Utah - Salt Lake City
Vermont - Montpelier
Virginia - Richmond
Washington - Olympia
West Virginia - Charleston
Wisconsin - Madison
Wyoming - Cheyenne

Watch this Tour the States - Official Music Video, from Marbles the Brain Store, as many times as you can so that you can remember the song:

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Continue on to the Got It? section to practice naming the capitals!

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