Facts for Kids
Florida Facts for Kids
A visit to Florida is like a giant Social Studies project – a super fun one, filled with cool things to do and learn. Here are a few things for your kids to impress their friends with when they’re talking about their Florida family vacation:
• There are no dinosaur fossils in Florida. When dinosaurs were on the prowl, Florida was underwater, so no dinosaurs ever vacationed here.
• Venice, Florida, is known as the shark tooth capital of the world. While Florida doesn’t have any dinosaur fossils, there are plenty of shark fossils around.
• Do the kids like Gatorade? How about football? The famous sports drink was invented at the University of Florida and named after the University of Florida Gators football team.
• Here’s a fun Florida fact for baseball fans. Fifteen Major League Baseball teams do their spring training in Florida.
• Got a Boy Scout or Girl Scout in the family? Time to put those badges to good use! A whopping six million people camp in Florida every year. Of course, if you love the great outdoors but prefer not to sleep with one eye open for gators, our Adventure Camps at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens may be more your speed.
• Florida produces more than 135 million oranges every year. And guess what the official state beverage is… Yep. Orange juice.
• If you get tired during your Florida family vacation, your whole family could probably sit down for a while in the giant Adirondack chair they have in Mexico Beach.
• Sure, it always seems like summer in Florida, but it’s always Christmas, too. The town of Christmas, Florida, is decorated for the holiday year-round.