Studying about Illinois with your kids soon? Be sure to include these fun and simple Illinois crafts for kids to your unit study! There are activities here featuring Illinois plant life, famous residents, sporting teams, and more!
Did you know that Chicago is the third-largest city in the United States? Or that three U.S. presidents have been elected to office while living in the state of Illinois? There’s plenty to learn about this Midwestern state and these crafts are a great way to get kids excited about a geography lesson!
By the way, if you’re planning a road trip to the area soon, stop by and check out this list of the creepiest places in Illinois you might want to visit while you’re there. That is, if you’re interested in thrills!
Illinois Crafts for Kids:
1. Illinois’ state butterfly is the beautiful monarch butterfly. Make these gorgeous Felt Monarch Butterfly Wings and let your kids flutter around!
2. Since Illinois has plenty of farm land, one of the most common crops are apples. Apple farms are located all across the state. Let the kids help you make these Apple Counting Rocks to practice counting!
3. The state flower of Illinois is the lovely Wild Violet. Let the kids help you make these Felt Violet Flowers and give them to a friend!
4. Illinois is home to two major baseball teams: the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox. Make this neat Wiki Stix Baseball Craft and learn what’s inside a baseball!
5. Abraham Lincoln was actually born in Indiana, but he was living in Illinois when he was elected. This Printable Abe Lincoln Puppet is a cool history craft for kids!
6. For many years, Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport was the busiest terminal in the United States. The kids will have fun making these cute Toilet Paper Roll Airplane Crafts!
7. This Dwarf Lake Iris craft is a neat way to learn about this flower that grows along Lake Michigan, one of the Great Lakes that borders Chicago.
8. The state reptile of Illinois is the painted turtle. The kids will gobble up these super cute Apple Turtle Snacks!
What Illinois crafts for kids have you made with your family? Share your ideas in the comments!