Happy Kansas Day

Today we are celebrating the 146th Kansas Day. Kansas became a state on January 29, 1861. My son and I will spend the morning at the Kansas Historical Museum. If you would like to help Kansas celebrate and learn a little more about this fine state here is a sunflower coloring sheet, a Western Meadowlark, and a buffalo. Here is a sheet about our state symbols. You can even make your own Kansas flag.

I made this simple cake for my son’s class. The center is a chocolate cake made in a small cake pan or heat proof bowl. The petals are Twinkies–as many as you need for the kids. We added some chocolate chips to the frosted center, but you could also use chocolate sprinkles.

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Leave a comment to this post and my son and I will pick one person to recieve some Kansas goodies. We will notify the lucky person by e-mail.

20 Responses to “Happy Kansas Day”

  1. Kimberly Says:

    What a Cute Cake! My 6 yo DD has a state flower coloring book she just loves.I can see her wanting to do a cake & clebrate each state’s B-day. I’ll be sharing the Kansas info with all 3 of my kids-thanks for sharing.

  2. Sue Says:

    We’re a homeschooling family here in Pennsylvania. We just found your blog last week thru Kiddley and really ‘dig’ it! Thanks for all the fun ideas & activities! Have a blast at the museum🙂

    And Happy Kansas Day! Zoe says:”I LOVE Kansas :)!”

    :)Sue (mom), Frankie (6 1/2), Zoe (3 1/2) & Maxie Rose (1!)
    (Who are now off to learn a little more about Kansas and do some fun coloring:) Thanks so much!)

  3. Amy Says:

    I love, LOVE the cake idea! Really genius…

  4. Dad Says:

    The cake looks great! Too bad I did not go on the field trip today!

  5. beth Says:

    That is a darling cake and what a great idea!! thanks for sharing! Happy Kansas Day to you and your family!!

  6. Megan Says:

    Oh how I loved Kansas Day in elementry school! I remember making a Kansas board game in 5th grade that was a mix of Candy Land and Trivial Persuit. (I bet my mom still has it). Here is a bit of trivia that is little known: The Kansas motto: “Ad Astra per Aspera” is latin for what?

    The cake looks delicious, maybe I will make one for my co-workers so they will have a little knowledge of my fine “home” state.

    I miss you guys!

    (motto: To the stars through difficulties)

  7. Lindsey Says:

    Happy Kansas Day! How cute. I bet you just had the best time! I could use some of that cake right now!

  8. kt Says:

    Found you through Whip Up! What a fun cake! Happy Kansas Day fom Arizona!

  9. Kristin Says:

    I’m a new reader and I really love your tutorials. This cake is so pretty, I”ll bet the kids were thrilled!

  10. Andrea & Isabella Says:

    We love your blog!! Especially the paper decorations are beautiful. Happy Kansas Day. Is Australia too far to send the Kansas goodies?? Just kidding they would melt by the time they got to Queensland.

  11. G-Mom Says:

    Kansas Day was also Skip to My Lou’s grandfather’s birthday. When he was a school principal he told his students that all the Kansas flags were flying because it was his birthday. He would have been 105 on the 29th.

  12. Kelly Says:

    Twinkies for petals! You are SO clever!!! K

  13. Mary Z Says:

    Hi Cindy- that cake is so cool! I love the idea for the twinkies- what a perfect idea for making a cake to share with the class. Thank you!! I’m printing out all the coloring pages for Kayleigh to do tonight, and we may have to make the cake!! Love it!! Mary Z

  14. spyderette Says:

    kansas day! how lovely! my only brush with kansas was an unfortunate one involving a broken-down airplane, a deserted airport, and a hungry me. here’s to better kansas-time in the future!

  15. Debbie Says:

    This is a great idea for a cake. Hope you don’t mind me using the idea for my daughter’s birthday later this month.

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  17. Zeph Says:

    What a fabulous idea. My daughters name is Edelweiss and I had been trying to think of a simple way to make her an Edelweiss cake. I think I might try this and make the center cake a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and yellow coconut shreds to embelish. It is perfect for her to bring to preschool. Thanks for sharing.

  18. marian Says:

    The cake is beautiful and just what I was looking for. I have a 5 year old nephew and an 11 year old niece and was looking for what I could serve them on Friday to celebrate Kansas Day. My niece will be able to make this cake for all of the family to enjoy on Friday to celebrate Kansas Day. Then we are goig to watch Little House on the Prairie movies
    Thank you

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