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Museum activity guides

Fun at the Museum activity guides will enhance a visit to the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka. Print these colorful guides and bring along, or find free copies in the Museum gallery.

A suggested grade level is provided here but the level is not printed on the guide itself.

Fun at the Museum: A Night at the MuseumA “Night” at the Museum – (kindergarten) search for places to sleep in the Museum gallery, compare these beds, and then draw one of your own. (Print landscape, one page, two sides, one fold)

 

Fun at the Museum: Homes on the RangeHomes on the Range – (grade 1) follow the clues then look, listen, and touch to learn more about three different Kansas homes. (Print landscape, one page, two sides, one fold)

 

Fun at the Museum: BingoBingo –  All ages. Move to end of the list. Find objects in the gallery to complete the bingo card. (Print portrait, one page, one side, unfolded)

 

Fun at the Museum: Myster of the Missing PartsSolve the Mystery of Missing Parts – (grade 2) locate different forms of transportation in the Museum gallery then sketch in the missing parts to finish the picture. (Print landscape, one page, two sides, one fold)

 

Fun at the Museum: Comparing CommunitiesComparing Kansas Communities – (grade 3) find artifacts in the Museum gallery from the Plains Indian and Pioneer eras, draw, label, and compare them to modern items we use today. (Print landscape, one page, two sides, one fold)

 

Fun at the Museum: Famous KansansGetting to Know Famous Kansans – (grade 4) discover four famous Kansans in the Museum gallery; sketch,  inscribe a tombstone, write an acrostic poem, or cast a movie script, and explore more about them. (Print landscape, one page, two sides, two folds)

 

Fun at the Museum: Scavenger HuntArtifact Scavenger Hunt – (grade 5) find seven different artifacts in the Museum gallery and delve into their fascinating stories. (Print landscape, one page, two sides, one fold)

 

Fun at the Museum: Primary SourcesThe Real Deal: Primary Sources – (middle and high school) find a poster, a photograph, an artifact, and a written document to study, describe, and compare. (Print landscape, one page, two sides, two folds)