18th State (April 30, 1812), the deep south U.S.
State Abbreviation: LA
Nickname: Pelican State
Origin of Name: Named in honor of France's King Louis XIV
New Orleans Playground
New Orleans Playground is a collection of engaging singable songs that will appeal to children and adults.
Singable songs by world renowned New Orlean artists. From Lee Dorsey's rousing 1961 hit song YaYa which was actually based on a popular New Orleans playground rhyme about waiting for somebody who is late. To Clifton Chenier's Choo Choo Ch'Boogie to tunes by Fats Domino and more.
Things to Know
South Louisiana is the crawfish capital of the world.
Major Rivers : Atchafalaya River, Mississippi River, Red River, Ouachita River, Sabine River
Learn about the Carnival celebration.
Armstrong (1901 - 1971), jazz musician and entertainer.
James Audubon, (1785 - 1851), naturalist and artist, some of
whose paintings for Birds of America were done in Louisiana.
Things to Do
Louisiana State Bird and State Flower Printable
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Things To Do-Other Sites
Read about the Louisiana State Quater and print out the color page.
The Secretary of State's Louisiana Coloring Book
Complete instructions and printable pattern for creating a Mardi Gras-inspired
History of the Cajun Dance
Thibodeaux's Treasure X-CWPPRA Kids
Also pdf activity books..
Sites to See
River of Song
A Smithsonian Institution series for public television and radio that explores contemporary music along the Mississippi. This trip will introduce you to soul, the beginnings of rock 'n' roll, Cajun, gospel, blues, and honky-tonk music.
Brief paragraphs on notable and influential country, blues, jazz, gospel, and rock artists of the southern USA.
A brief summary of early Louisiana history.
Red River Lesson Plans
Safety Coloring Book
22-page Water Safety Fun Book. It's full of games, puzzles and
Coastal Louisiana color pages