Resources › For Educators Free Texas Printables for Homeschoolers Share Flipboard Email Print Ronnie Wiggin / Getty Images For Educators Homeschooling Geography Spelling Becoming A Teacher Assessments & Tests Elementary Education Secondary Education Special Education Teaching By Beverly Hernandez Homeschooling Expert Beverly Hernandez is a veteran homeschooler and the former administrator of a large independent study program. our editorial process Beverly Hernandez Updated November 05, 2019 Texas may have the most interesting history of any U.S. state. It's been a part of six different nations; Spain, France, the United States, the Confederate States, Mexico, and the Republic of Texas. That's right! From 1836 to 1845, Texas was its own nation! Texas became the 28th state admitted to the Union on December 29, 1845. It is the second-largest state in the United States after Alaska. One ranch in Texas, the King Ranch, is bigger than the entire state of Rhode Island. The state's natural resources include oil, sheep, cotton, and cattle. Texas has more cattle than any other state and is known for the Texas Longhorn cattle native to the state. This breed has horns that can grow as long as 6 to 7 feet long from tip to tip. The state is also known for its beautiful bluebonnet flowers. These hardy flowers are native to Texas and are usually in bloom from late-April to early-May. Austin is the capital of Texas, which is known as the Lone Star State. Its state flag is a single blue star over horizontal bars of white and red. The flag's color symbolization is as follows: Red: courageWhite: libertyBlue: loyalty See what else you and your students can discover about Texas with the following free printables and coloring pages. 01 of 10 Texas Vocabulary Print the Texas Vocabulary Sheet This vocabulary activity will introduce students to things associated with Texas. Children should use the Internet or a resource book about Texas to look up each word and determine its significance to the state. Children will discover what an armadillo is and identify the type of cattle that thrive in Texas' ecosystem. 02 of 10 Texas Wordsearch Print the Texas Word Search Children can work on their vocabulary and learn some new words with this word search puzzle. They will search for the Texas-related words connected to landmarks, plant life, livestock, and more. 03 of 10 Texas Crossword Puzzle Print the Texas Crossword Puzzle Children who love puzzles will enjoy sharpening their vocabulary and problem-solving skills with this Texas-themed crossword. Each clue describes a term related to the Lone Star State. 04 of 10 Texas Challenge Print the Texas Challenge See how well your students remember what they've learned about Texas with this challenge worksheet. They should choose the correct answer for each description from the four multiple-choice options. 05 of 10 Texas Alphabet Activity Print the Texas Alphabet Activity Younger children can use this activity to strengthen their thinking skills and practice alphabetizing words while reviewing the terms associated with Texas. Students should write each word in the correct alphabetical order. 06 of 10 Texas Draw and Write Print the Texas Draw and Write Page This activity is designed to spark your child's creativity and encourages both written and visual engagement. Your child can draw a picture depicting something they've learned about Texas. Then, he will use the blank lines to write about or describe the picture. 07 of 10 Texas Coloring Page Print the coloring page The Texas state bird is the mockingbird. Mockingbirds are known for their ability to mimic the call of other birds. They can learn up to 200 different calls. Mockingbirds have grey bodies with a white underside. Pairs mate for life. The bluebonnet is the Texas state flower. They get their name from the fact that their petals are shaped like a pioneer woman's bonnet. 08 of 10 Texas Coloring Page - Longhorn Print the Coloring Page A Texas Longhorn is a classic image of Texas. These hearty descendants of cattle brought to the New World by Spanish colonists can be found in a variety of colors, with red and white being predominant. 09 of 10 Texas Coloring Page - Big Bend National Park Print the coloring Page - Big Bend National Park Big Bend National Park is one of Texas' most well-known parks. The park, which is over 800,000 acres, is bordered by the Rio Grande on the south and is the only U.S. park to feature an entire mountain range. 10 of 10 Texas State Map Print the Texas State Map Students should use an atlas or the Internet to complete this map of Texas. Students should mark the state capital, major cities and rivers, and other state landmarks and attractions.