The state of Kentucky is one of the four commonwealths in the United States. (The others include Virginia, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.) But there’s a lot more to learn about this state!
Did you know that Kentucky was originally part of Virginia? The state began as Kentucky County, a name for the area in Virginia that was located beyond the Appalachian Mountains. In 1792, the area became an official state – the fifteenth to join the United States.
Kentucky is best known for its grasslands, sporting events, and food and these are some of the topics included in this list of Kentucky crafts for kids! Check out these craft projects that go well with a Kentucky unit study
Baseball is one of the traditional pastimes in Kentucky. Pick out one of these Baseball Movies for Kids to watch as you study this state!
Kentucky Crafts for Kids:
1. The Kentucky Derby, a world-famous horse race, is held every spring at Churchill Downs. Make this fun Gift Wrap Tube Horse Craft as you cover this event!
2. Kentucky’s state gemstone is the freshwater pearl. Since pearls come from oysters, kids will love making this beautiful Oyster Pearls Paper Plate Craft!
3. The state flower of Kentucky is the goldenrod. Use this Tissue Paper Flower Craft to create a bouquet of tall goldenrod flowers!
4. Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth U.S. president, was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky. This Abraham Lincoln Top Hat Craft is an excellent, hands-on craft for studying Lincoln!
5. College basketball is a huge sporting attraction in Kentucky. Both the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville are popular NCAA basketball teams. The kids will love creating this easy Coffee Filter Basketball Craft!
6. The Viceroy Butterfly is the state butterfly of Kentucky. Pick up some dry goods and make this cute Bow Tie Pasta Butterfly Craft!
7. Have you ever heard of Louisville Slugger baseball bats? They’re made in Louisville, Kentucky! Have the kids make this sweet Fingerprint Baseball Keepsake!
8. Railroads crisscross most of the state. Since Kentucky is home to several coal mines, trains are often used to deliver coal through the state. Have your kids make this Cardboard Box Train that’s big enough for them to ride in!
What Kentucky crafts for kids have you made in the past? Do you have any ideas for other craft projects about Kentucky? Share your thoughts in the comments!