Kick off your celebration of Kansas Day with these wonderful activities. Children will learn more about the rich history of Kansas with this range of resource types that range from recipes to hands-on crafts. Celebrate your next January 29th holiday in style with an unforgettable experience using these activities that are great for children of all ages.
1. Kansas Day Lapbook for Kids
Use a file folder, paper, colored pencils, and glue to create this interactive flipbook for kids. Children will color the Kansas state flag on the front and then open the lapbook to reveal an informative class project.
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2. Simple Fork Print Sunflower Craft
Gather paint, a paintbrush, paper, and a fork to create this colorful craft. Learners can use a fork to easily create sunflower petals. Pair this sweet sunflower craft with a discussion on the weather in Kansas and how it’s described as the sunflower state.
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3. Popcorn Cob Activity
Celebrating Kansas Day has never been so tasty! Using a farmer’s popcorn cob and a paper bag; place the cob into the microwave and watch as the popcorn kernels pop directly on the cob. Children will love eating their popcorn on a stick!
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4. Kansas Day Crown
Use paper, glue, and scissors to create these wonderful Kansas Day crowns. Complete with pictures that represent the Kansas territory; kids will love representing and learning about Kansas as they color and create their personalized crowns!
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5. Kansas Dirt Cake Recipe
Celebrate Kansas Day deliciously with this dirt cake recipe that is sure to be loved by all. Children will enjoy eating “dirt” as they learn about the topography of Kansas. Simply add candy bugs or gummy worms for the full effect!
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6. Sunflower Story Book
Create this beautiful sunflower in this fun classroom activity where students will create a large sunflower storybook using paper. On each “flap” of the flower, children will arrange sentences about Kansas as they discover more about the state in this fun activity.
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7. Post Office Play: Pony Express Activity
Pair this fantastic creative writing activity with a discussion of the Pony Express as you celebrate the rich history of Kansas. You will need paper, a cardboard box, and markers to create little mail carriers. Learners can then write and deliver the mail just like the Pony Express!
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8. Printable Box Turtle Craft
Use paper, glue, and a googly eye to create the Kansas state animal. Simply cut out the pieces of this ornate box turtle and have students paste and color this beautiful animal. Children will love learning more about one of the two species of turtles that are native to the Great Plains.
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9. Informative Kansas Video
Explore quick facts about Kansas with this informative video that provides details about the wheat state. It’s great for home learning and is the perfect introductory resource to use on Kansas Day!
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10. Kansas Printable Worksheets
Use these Kansas state printable worksheets to reinforce your students’ learning about Kansas Day. Ranging from counting activities to true or false statements about the sunflower state, this engaging learning resource will help students of all ages learn more.
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