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Geography-Postcard Album: Kansas, "The Sunflower State"


The postcard for this week is from Kansas and sent to us from Prairie Mother.
You should stop over to her blog. She is always doing wonderfully sweet activities, like decorating gingerbread houses and I love her photos.

Alex colored in the state on our US map. We noted that it is surrounded by Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma and Missouri.

He colored a state map page with the products and natural features of Kansas on it.
The Nature of Kansas Lands has gorgeous photos of Kansas.
S is for Sunflower A Kansas Alphabet

One Kansas Farmer A Kansas Number Book
Our snack choice this week was Sunflower seeds since Sunflowers are the state flower.
If it had been spring, we would have made a...

Sunflower cake made from Peeps chicks and chocolate chips.

About 12 miles SW of Independence, Kansas is the site of the Little House on the Prairie



We have "visited" 32 states with our postcard-geography album.
We still need postcards for these states:
Mississippi, New Jersey, Vermont and Wyoming.
If you live in any of these states and would like to help us with this project, please leave a comment on how I can get in touch with you. Thank you!
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8 comments:

  1. I am so, so very glad that she covered you on this!! I've been so guilty for not getting myself together to do this for you.


    Kansas is such a beautiful state. Leastways, I think so. :)

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  2. Oh, I just LOVE that cake! Now where can I get peeps in Dec? LOL!

    Another good book to check out about our state is Climbing Kansas Mountains. When I read it with my boys it was like looking at pictures of our own little town.

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  3. Don't forget the Wizard of Oz! You have to watch that.

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  4. I love your state study. This one is very apropos because Keilee is trying out for The Wizard of Oz on Saturday. ;) Isn't that Peep cake too cute??

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  5. That cake is amazing - so many Peeps!

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  6. You're getting there! We made the Peeps cake last spring when Sam and a couple of new friends over. They just dumped the bag of chocolate chips in the middle...and then wanted CAKE! LOL

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  7. sunflower cake!!!!!!!!!! the best part. =)

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  8. I think sunflowers are wonderful all times of year!!

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