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Kansas Symbols - Extension

Ideas for using this trunk with other ages and youth groups.

A turtle puppet talks about the Ornate Box TurtleThe teaching manual for this trunk is designed for use in a classroom with students from preschool through lower elementary grades.  The materials contained in the trunk can be used with other ages and in other settings in a variety of ways as highlighted below.

 

Girl Scouts

Daisy Scouts

Nature in Action

  • American Buffalo lesson
  • Ornate Box Turtle lesson
  • Western Meadowlark lesson
  • Honeybee lesson
  • Barred Tiger Salamander lesson
  • Wild Native Sunflower lesson
  • Cottonwood Tree lesson
  • Harney Silt Loam lesson
  • Kansas Images: An Activity Book for Children has directions for projects related to Kansas symbols, weather, wheat and the cattle industry.

 

Alphabet Hike

  • Kansas Images: An Activity Book for Children has directions for making a Kansas ABC book.

Brownie Scouts

Puppets, Dolls, and Plays

  • Ornate Box Turtle lesson· Jobs in Aviation lesson
  • Kansas Images: An Activity Book for Children has directions for creating props and costumes such as a buffalo mask, salamander puppet, Cottonwood body puppet, honeybee finger puppet, beekeepers hat, turtle hat, turtle shell to wear, paper bag vest, stick horse, engineer's cap, baker's hat, sun visor, and astronaut helmet.

Let's Pretend

  • Kansas Images: An Activity Book for Children has directions for creating props and costumes such as a buffalo mask, salamander puppet, Cottonwood body puppet, honeybee finger puppet, beekeepers hat, turtle hat, turtle shell to wear, paper bag vest, stick horse, engineer's cap, baker's hat, sun visor, and astronaut helmet.
  • This trunk contains plays about Kansas symbols.

Earth and Sky Earth is Our Home

  • Harney Silt Loam lesson - make healthy soil

Movers

  • Kansas Images: An Activity Book for Children has directions for creating a windsock, pinwheel (windmill), Styrofoam airplane and paper rocket.

 

Cub Scouts

Scout optionsWolf Cub

Your Flag - Learn about the flag of your state or territory and how to display it.

  • State Seal and Flag lesson
  • Kansas Images: An Activity Book for Children has instructions and a template for creating your own Kansas flag.

Elective 2 - Be An Actor:  a) Help to plan and put on a skit with costumes.  b)  Make some scenery for a skit.  c)  Make a paper sack mask for a skit.

  • Kansas Images: An Activity Book for Children contains instructions for making a buffalo mask, Cottonwood body puppet, beekeepers hat, turtle hat, turtle shell to wear, paper bag vest, stick horse, engineer's cap, baker's hat, and astronaut helmet.
  • This trunk contains plays about Kansas symbols.

Bear Cub

Country - 3. What makes America special?:  e) Choose a state. Name its state bird, tree, and flower. Describe its flag. Give the date it was admitted to the Union.

  • Entire trunk.


Elective 10 - Masks:  b) Make an animal mask.

  • Kansas Images: An Activity Book for Children contains instructions for making a buffalo mask.

 

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