Enjoy some Alaska Coloring Pages! I love learning about the different states in our country and everything that is unique about each one. I've only lived in a few of them but have had the opportunity to visit many more. I can't wait to visit them all! Visit my States Coloring Pages to browse through the rest of them.
Use these to make a fun map in the classroom or at home. Click on the picture you'd like, download and print!
Some Alaska Facts
The official state flag of Alaska was officially adopted in 1959. The golden stars represent the Big Dipper (an asterism in the constellation Ursa Major, the Big Bear) and the North Star, also called Polaris (representing Alaska's northern location). This beautiful flag was chosen from a flag-designing contest. It was designed in 1926 by a 13-year-old Native American boy named Bennie Benson. Bennie was from the village of Chignik; he won a 1,000-dollar scholarship and a watch for winning the contest.
Alaska has areas that get 24 hours of sunlight and 24 hours of nightime! Alaska if VERY big at 586,400 Square Miles. They are 2 times the size of Texas. They have 29 volcanoes, and 33,000 miles of coastline. Alaska is the only state to have coastlines on 3 different seas, Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea.
The state motto is North to the Future. Gold is the official state mineral. It was named the state mineral in 1968. The four spot skimmer dragonfly is the official state insect. Alaska is often called America's last Frontier.
The Alaska Native population includes Eskimos, Indians, and Aleuts. About half of all Alaska Natives are Eskimos. (Eskimo is used for Alaska Natives; Inuit is used for Eskimos living in Canada.) The two main Eskimo groups, Inupiat and Yupik, are distinguished by their language and geography. The former live in the north and northwest parts of Alaska and speak Inupiaq, while the latter live in the south and southwest and speak Yupik.