I know many of my readers are not from Kansas, but Kansas is a very special state to me (and it’s almost Kansas Day)!! So, in honor of Kansas’ 150th birthday on January 29th, I’ve put together a special lapbook all about Kansas!
I found several of the printables at the Kansas Historical Society. I also put together a Kansas symbols book, acrostic, and song sheet on my own (I’m pretty excited about it, because I finally figured out how to upload PDF files so you can print them)!
If you’re from another state, you can easily adapt this idea and find some printables for your own lapbook!
Kansas Day Activities & Lapbook
- File folder
- Crayons/colored pencils
- Sunflower seeds
- Construction paper
- Kansas State Flag to color
- Sunflower Printable
- Kansas capitol printable (page 1)
- Kansas symbols, acrostic, song page
1) To make a lapbook, fold a file folder as pictured above (there are many ways to make a lapbook–you can find more information at Homeschool Share).
2) Color the Kansas Flag and glue it to the front of the folder. Allow to dry, and then cut down the middle to separate the sides.
3) Color and cut out the sunflower. Add a blue background, stem, and sunflower seeds (if desired).
3) Fill out the Kansas symbols book (you can find the complete list here — some preschoolers may feel more comfortable coloring the book found here — rather than drawing their own symbols). Write an acrostic for Kansas and cut out the state song! Glue on the inner flaps of the lapbook.
This is our almost-complete lapbook! We still have some room up in the left-hand corner, so after we make bread, I’ll put a photo from that experience! On the back, we glued the capitol!
More Kansas Day activities:
- Mix up some Bread in a Bag.
- Make a Sunflower Cake.
- Create craft stick puzzles.
- Make a Sunflower Painting in the style of Vincent Van Gogh.