Hands-on learning is the best kind, especially for kids easily bored by geography textbooks. That's why we love this unique 850-piece Map of the USA Puzzle: Before youngsters can piece together the fifty states into one complete nation, they must "solve" fifty mini puzzles to create the states themselves! Each state - labeled with its name, capital, major highways and rivers, and icons illustrating trademark crops, industries, or wildlife - is composed of one to a dozen pieces, often including one fun-shaped, emblematic piece (a howling coyote for South Dakota, Dorothy Gale's slipper for Kansas). Once completed, the states fit together to form the United States, for a colorful, interactive geography lesson that's perfect for curious minds ages 12 and up! Measures 24"x36" when completed.