One of the fun things I've discovered in the past two years is how many Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota attractions, agencies, and businesses have free printable worksheets, activity sheets, coloring sheets, or other fun for kids on their websites! These fun printables are great for any kid, including kids who are homeschooling, planning a trip to one of these sites, to supplement learning in school, or just to color and complete for fun! So here are some of the best I've found, and I'll update this post as I find more:
- Lots of free printable activity sheets from the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center & Betty Strong Encounter Center featuring information about the Corps of Discovery and Lewis & Clark Expedition.
- Loess Hills Coloring Book from the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway
- Railroad Activity Book from the Iowa DOT
- includes dot-to-dot, word scramble, crossword puzzle, coloring pages, and more.
- Word searches and farm animal coloring sheets from Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa and
- TONS of printable resources from the Iowa State History Museum's Goldie's Kids Club
- Dozens of coloring sheets plus an archaelogy worksheet from the Nebraska State Historical Society
- South Dakota workbook for kids plus 5 coloring sheets from South Dakota state parks, from Rushmore to Palisades, from Travel South Dakota
- Literary fun including coloring and activity sheets from the Des Moines Book Festival
- Puzzles, coloring and activity sheets from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society in DeSmet, South Dakota
- Coloring sheets from the Sioux City Police Department
If you know of a fun printable from Iowa, Nebraska, or South Dakota that I haven't found yet, please email me or leave a comment so I can get it added to the list!
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