Kansas Printables

Kansas Printables
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Fact About Kansas

Kansas Printables
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Kansas was the 34th state admitted to the Union. It became a state on January 29, 1861. The area that is now Kansas was acquired from France by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.

The state is situated in the American Midwest, in the center of the United States. In fact, Smith County, located in the northern portion of the state, is situated in the very center of the 48 contiguous (touching) states. 

Topeka is the capital of Kansas. The state is known for its prairies, its sunflowers (Kansas is called The Sunflower State), and its tornadoes. So many tornadoes occur in Kansas each year that the state is known as Tornado Alley! Kansas has averaged 30-50 tornadoes each year since 1950.

It is one of the top producers of wheat in the United States, and is home to one of the United States' most majestic creatures, the American Bison (often referred to as buffalo). 

When most people think of Kansas, they think of its prairies and grain fields. However, the eastern portion of the state features forests and hills.

People may also think of the phrase, "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore." That's right. The classic tale of Dorothy and Toto, The Wizard of Oz, is set in the state of Kansas.

Learn more about The Sunflower State with this set of free Kansas printables!

 

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Kansas Vocabulary

Kansas Worksheet
Kansas Worksheet. Beverly Hernandez

Print the pdf: Kansas Vocabulary Sheet

Begin introducing your students to the great state of Kansas with this Kansas-themed vocabulary sheet. What is Dodge City? What does Dwight D. Eisenhower have to do with The Sunflower State?

Your students should do some research using a reference book or the Internet to discover the answer to these questions and how each of other people, places, and things relate to Kansas. Then, they should write each word from the word bank next to the correct description.

 

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Kansas Wordsearch

Kansas Wordsearch
Kansas Wordsearch. Beverly Hernandez

Print the pdf: Kansas Word Search

Students can review the people, places, and things associated with Kansas using this fun word search puzzle. Each of the words related to the state can be found among the jumbled letters in the puzzle.

 

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Kansas Crossword Puzzle

Kansas Crossword Puzzle
Kansas Crossword Puzzle. Beverly Hernandez

Print the pdf: Kansas Crossword Puzzle

Use this crossword puzzle as a stress-free review of what your students are learning about Kansas. Each puzzle clue describes something related to the state. Fill in the puzzle with the correct answers. Students may wish to refer to the vocabulary sheet if they get stuck.

 

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Kansas Challenge

Kansas Worksheet
Kansas Worksheet. Beverly Hernandez

Print the pdf: Kansas Challenge

Let your students quiz themselves to see how well they remember facts about Kansas. Each description is followed by four multiple choice options.

 

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Kansas Alphabet Activity

Kansas Worksheet
Kansas Worksheet. Beverly Hernandez

Print the pdf: Kansas Alphabet Activity

Let young students practice alphabetizing words while they review what they've learned about Kansas. Students should write each word from the word bank in correct alphabetical order on the blank lines provided. 

 

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Kansas Draw and Write

Kansas Draw and Write
Kansas Draw and Write. Beverly Hernandez

Print the pdf: Kansas Draw and Write Page

This Draw and Write activity allows students to express their creativity while practicing their handwriting and composition skills. Students should draw a Kansas-related picture. Then, they can use the blank lines to write about their drawing.

 

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Kansas State Bird and Flower Coloring Page

Kansas State Flower and State Bird Coloring Page
Kansas State Flower and State Bird Coloring Page. Beverly Hernandez

Print the pdf: Kansas State Bird and Flower Coloring Page

The Kansas state bird is the western meadowlark. This beautifully-colored bird features a brownish pattered body on its head, wings, and tail with a bright yellow belly and throat featuring a bold black V. 

The state flower is, of course, the sunflower. The sunflower is a large flower with a black or greenish-yellow center and bold yellow petals.It is grown for its seeds and oil in addition to its use as a popular choice in floral arrangements. 

 

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Kansas Coloring Page - Yellowstone National Park

Kansas State Seal
Kansas State Seal. Beverly Hernandez

Print the pdf: Kansas State Seal Coloring Page 

The Kansas state seal is a beautifully colored symbol that relates the history of the state. There is a steamboat symbolizing commerce and a farmer symbolizing agriculture. The thirty-four stars indicate that Kansas was the 34th state admitted to the United States.

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Kansas State Map

Kansas Outline Map
Kansas Outline Map. Beverly Hernandez

Print the pdf: Kansas State Map

Children can complete their study of Kansas by filling in this blank outline map. Use an atlas to locate and mark on the map the state capital, major cities and waterways, and other state attractions and geographic features.

Updated by Kris Bales