Kansas Day Activities

Brief, meaningful activities to add variety and real learning to your Kansas Day! 

For many more activities, see TOOLBOX,  Lesson Plans, or Project-based Learning

Kansas Day Activities - for Classroom or adapt to Stations 
1
Home on the Prairie Songs
21 singalongs for younger kids - recordings & lyrics + background info on subjects
Music, Science
2
Interactive Flint Hills Wildlife Pop-ups - Scavenger Hunt
On-line interactive explorations of rich illustration of wildlife, hunt for examples and facts
Science
3
Wildflower Music Video activities
Singalong, flower identification cards activity, lyrics analysis, individual or classroom art collage, civics lesson
Music, Language Arts, Art & Social Studies
4
Flint Hills Grasses Stations
Learn characteristics of the four main tallgrasses at stations
Science
5
Prairie Texture Collage
Using natural objects from the prairie to make a collage
Art & Science
6
Make Your Own Fossils Activity
Make their own fossils in simple clay and plaster cast - learn principle of fossil formation
Art & Science
7
Cowboy Clothes Budget
(lesson B pp 13-17)
Examine some examples of cowboy outfits/gear, figure costs from cowboy wages - Go to Lesson B - pp 13-17 American Cowboy Trunk Guide - do not need trunk)
Math & Social Studies
8
Little Bluestem - Kansas State Grass
Read aloud story &/or powerpoint on grass science, crossword, coloring pages, cut-out bookmarks
Science, Art
9
Using Map Coordinates to Create a Location Index 
Students locate place on theirFlint Hills Reference map, determine coordinates, and create a Location Index. (adapted from Map Exhibit Unit-Regional Map Activity)
Geography,
Math
10Tallgrass Print-makingWith simple materials, students will create a color print of one or more of the four main tallgrasses.  Adaptable to stations.
Science, Art
11Flint Hills Place NamesVariety of activities explore origins of county, town, and place names; classify sources of names; learn names and county seats of Flint Hills counties.
Social Studies
12Big Bluestem Wanted PosterStudents watch slide presentation about tallest grass, and then make Wanted Poster + "Big Bluestem" song to play while they work!Science, Social Studies, Music