Map of The USA Jigsaw Puzzle

Map of The USA Jigsaw Puzzle

printable map of usa jigsaw puzzle

Turn your map of the USA into a fun jigsaw puzzle and flagging game to play. This is a great activity for the whole family to play together.
Here’s a large size printable map of the USA in a few parts to make your puzzle, with a tutorial, plus a template for cute flags to make for extra fun. This makes a great geography activity and a family game for the 4th of July. Can you Unite the States?!

The flags include questions like ‘Mom was born here’, ‘Dad was born here’ etc … so you can combine family history with geography in this fun activity!

printable map of usa jigsaw puzzle


Map of the USA jigsaw pieces [4 pages, 12MB]
Question flags templateOur free printable files are for personal use only.
Please read our terms & conditions before downloading, thank you!

How to make & play the USA jigsaw puzzle

1. Print the map template, cut and glue to the cardboard pieces.

2. Cut along the outline with a craft knife. Cut into as many pieces as you like. You can leave the big pieces as they are for an easy game or divide them into smaller pieces (individual states) for a more complicated jigsaw.

printable map of usa jigsaw puzzle

3. Make your flags with fun questions! Use the questions in the template and why not add your own questions. Wrap the strips around cocktail sticks.

printable map of usa jigsaw puzzle

4. Trim the sharp ends of the sticks. Also to prepare for the game, puncture small holes on the cardboard jigsaw pieces where the answers will be to make it easy for children to stick the flags on.

Add more questions, for example:
– Mom went to school here
– Grandpa was born here
– We went here last summer
etc, etc…

printable map of usa jigsaw puzzle

6. Let’s play! Firstly, finish the jigsaw puzzle! When you’ve finished your jigsaw, hand out the question flags and stick them in the right place on the map. Have fun!

printable map of usa jigsaw puzzle

printable map of usa jigsaw puzzle

Tip: you can mount the map on the wall for more geography activities and tape the flags flat on the map. Mark where everybody – relatives, friends- live on the map with the flags and frame it as wall art!

If you’d like to add a small American flag to this map, you can find them in our 4th of July printables.

See our printable map of the USA page for more map options.

  • Alexandria Corrine Aguirre

    This is really just brilliant! I absolutley love this! Such a great idea and a wonderful way to recyle!

  • Erinn Kunkes

    Your site is amazing! Thank you for creating such awesome activities.

  • Tenley Horton

    Awesome! We’re moving cross-country soon, I think this will help my 3-year-old understand what’s going on. :]

  • Emelia Wimmel

    I know this is asking a lot, but do you think you could do one of the world? Continents and large countries to make it less complex. Xx Emelia

    • mrprintables

      Definitely, have been planning to do the world map version. ^ ^

      • Emelia Wimmel

        Awesome! Can’t wait to see it :)

      • Lauren

        Wonderful! Can’t wait for the world version!!

  • rachel porter

    I am wanting to blow up this jigsaw map for a person craft project. My local copy place will not enlarge the map without a consent letter. Can you please help me.

    • Suzie Cordray Owens

      while waiting on consent letter, you could print on a transparency put on an overhead projector and make it what ever size you wanted…

  • SYoo

    This is beautiful! Thank you

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  • Adele Wenzi

    This is Exactly what I am looking for! My little ones will LOVE it! THANKS A LOT! I will certainly share your website with my colleagues and friends!

  • Krista Schweiss

    This is REALLY awesome!!! seriously just so many plans for this with my kiddo and her cousins!

  • April

    My daughter is 12, this looks like a good project. Making it and using it later should be fun and engaging. Thanks!

  • Suzie Cordray Owens

    any plans on the state flag printables.

  • Jess

    I wish there was a CANADA map as well. I would love to put this together for my girls. Very cool.

  • Kathleen Bennett

    Thank you Thank you I was looking for something just like this!

  • Lesa Dierking

    That is awesome! I wish I would have seen this last year when my daughter was learning her state capitals. I could have put the names of the cities on the flags. Super great idea!

  • Aline Dexheimer

    I found you when I was looking for United States maps! I thought this project is awesome! I partially homeschool my triplets and we are studying the USA! I could not download it! Is it still available? I got no pdf document! Only a white page! It will really be very helpful for us right now! Can you help me? Any tips? Is it possible send me by e-mail? Congratulations for your work! I am following you in the Facebook and Twitter! Thanks!

    • Aline Dexheimer

      I got it! Thanks! :)

  • Miranda

    I love this, but it kills me that my home state is shaped wrong (WV). I’m sure the top panhandle was left off to make it easier to cut out, but I would hate to teach my toddler the wrong shape of her own state. :/

  • camrycapri

    My kids will love this.

  • Teddy McNamara

    You should make one for Australia!

    • Alison Ward

      I agree – that would be wonderful for all of us Aussies “downunder” 😉

  • Tracy Stearns

    I’m having trouble accepting the conditions, and it is sending me into an endless loop:(

  • Alison Ward

    Just wondering if there’s a plan to do other countries in the near future if possible, please?

  • Kim Vandenbroucke

    I saw this post on pinterest but it appears that the links are broken in your post. Can you fix? Thanks!!