Tomorrow is Kansas Day. The 150th birthday of Kansas becoming the 34th state in the Union.

You don’t have to go to the capital to take part in the festivities. Get out and enjoy some fun kids activities in the Kansas City metro or celebrate at home with some cute craft ideas.

At the Historic Sites:

1/29 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm (Olathe) 1100 Kansas City Road. Dressed Kansas characters, activities on the farm and more. $6 adults, $4 kids 5-11, free for kids under 5. ($1 off for Olathe residents)

1/29 10-11:30 a.m.  Shawnee Indian Mission (Fairway)  3403 W. 53rd Street. Reenactment and birthday cake. $3 adults, $1 students, 5 and under free.

1/29 1-4 p.m. Grinter Place State Historic Site (Kansas City) 1420 South 78th Street. Wood stove cooking, treats and more. $3 adults, $1 students, 5 and under free.

At the Johnson County Libraries:

1/28 4:15-5:15 p.m. Storyteller JoHo at the Leawood Pioneer Library (Leawood) 4700 Town Center Drive

1/29 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kansas Triva at the Springhill Library (Springhill) 109 S. Webster.

1/29 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. What Do You Know About Kansas at the Lackman Library (Lenexa) 15345 W. 87th Street Parkway

1/29 10:30-11:15 a.m. Prairie Traveler at the Shawnee Library. (Shawnee) 13811 Johnson Drive. Register. Geared for 1st-3rd graders with their families.

1/29 1-2 p.m. Prairie Traveler at the Blue Valley Library (Overland Park). 9000 W. 151st Street. Register. Geared for 1st-3rd graders with their families.

1/29 2-3 p.m. Author Andrea Warren at the Cedar Roe Library (Roeland Park). 5120 Cedar. Register.

Make Your Own Treats:

Cookie Inspiration at

Happy Birthday Kansas Cake at

Indoor Crafts:

Kansas games and activities from USD267

Sunflower crafts from Crafty Crow

Sunflower crafts for little ones from DTLK

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