January 25th is Kansas Day! Kansas became a state on January 29, 1861. We will be celebrating our state's 152nd birthday this year!
Make Kansas Map with labels (cutting & pasting activity): students will get a blank state of Kansas and will have to label there cities, cattle farms, industry, oil, and interstates are. I display a guide for the students to follow for the project.
Sunflower Seed Measurement: Students will estimate how many sunflower seeds it will take to measure various small objects, like things they can find in their desks. They estimate before they are given the sunflower seeds. Then they find exactly how many sunflower seeds it took to measure the object.
What Can You Find in Kansas? worksheet: Students use the map on the back to answer the 10 questions about our state.
Sunflower art: Students use crayons to draw a sunflower. Then go over their sunflower with blue watercolor as a crayon resist. Once dry, these sunflowers look awesome!