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Jan 26

Happy Kansas Day!

Posted on January 26, 2011 at 12:01 PM by Kristen Jordan

This Saturday, January 29th, marks the 150th birthday of the State of Kansas!  Beyond watching the KU / K-State basketball game (How fitting it's on the 29th! It's like they KNEW), here are some other great ways to celebrate our great State's sesquicentennial.

Kansas Cookies- Buy a box of graham crackers and a thing of cake frosting.  Take one of the full cracker sheets & break off a bit from the upper right-hand corner.  It's now the shape of Kansas!  Spread frosting over the cracker & enjoy!  Recipe Note- Add sprinkles if you're feeling really celebratory.

Kansas Coloring- The Kansas Historical Society has some great PDF's available as coloring sheets.  I'm about ready to print some off & put them up around my office; I think the Birthday Streamer will be first.
Kansas Capitol Trivia- If you are planning a trip to the Capitol Building soon, check out the questions for the State Capitol Scavenger Hunt.  P.S. It looks really hard.

Kansas History
- The Historical Society is currently featuring the saloon-smashing Carrie Nation in an online exhibit.  They also have a huge list of people who were influential in Kansas history.

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