Did you know Kansas turned
150 years old on January 29th?
At school, we had six KS day centers.
*quilting with mom
*sunflower state snack
(cupcake in the middle,
twinkies for the petals)
*color a Jayhawk
(no finished product, sorry)
*making butter in baby food jars
(You can't see them, but the kids
are shaking the jars while she talks)
*write Kansas facts into a booklet
*storytelling with my Grandma Schrag
about Kansas past
(See Gracie sitting in front of her?
You should have seen her face.
Gracie LOVES hearing about family history.)
There was a boy who wanted Mom to stay
after school so he could sew with her.
Kids heard about Handy-Upy:
a game Grandma and her siblings
played, where they stood on either side
of a shed/building and threw a ball over
the shed and kept track of how many times
they missed catching it.
Surprisingly, not as many kids like
Twinkies as I thought.
But, Happy Birthday, Kansas!
We love this state!