Salina 2022 Spring Break Activities and Resources

Salina 2022 Spring Break Activities and Resources
Posted on 03/04/2022
The following activities are available through the Salina Cultural Educators (SalEds). The SalEds is a group of cultural education professionals from local organizations who strive to offer quality, worthwhile opportunities for our students and community. In addition to providing local cultural resources for USD 305 teachers, they also coordinate the 7th grade Culture Crawl and cultural opportunities during summer lunches.
Salina Public Library ● Salina Art Center
Salina Community Theater
Lakewood Discovery Center ● Smoky Hill Museum
Salina Public Library
Music & Movement Storytime
Monday, March 14 | 10:15 a.m.
Age Group: Early Childhood (3-5 years)
Location: Prescott Room
Registration is required and opens a week prior to the event.
Join the fun! Our Music & Movement Storytime will have your preschooler moving and grooving as we
engage both in physical activity and the creation of music.
Kids on Canvas
Wednesday, March 16 | 2 p.m.
Age Group: K-5th graders
Location: Prescott Room
Registration is required and opens a week prior to the event.
Unleash your creativity at a fun, no-experience-needed painting class just for kids.
Silhouette Scavenger Hunt
Monday-Thursday, March 14-17
Age Group: K-5th graders
Location: Youth Services
No Registration Required
Some of our favorite characters have gotten lost in the Youth Department! Can you find them and reveal
the hidden message? Drop into the Library March 14-17 to participate and celebrate Spring break.
Participants can turn in their completed hunt to be entered into a drawing for fun prizes!
STEM LEGO: Building a Safe
Monday, March 14 | 3-4 p.m.
Age Group: Teens (9th-12th grade)
Location: Prescott Room
Registration opens one week before the event and closes one day before.
Come join us and learn how to make a safe out of LEGO bricks that can only be opened with the correct
key. Then you'll be challenged to make your own unique safe with a key only you will have.
DIY Birdfeeder
Friday, March 18 | 1-2 p.m.
Age Group: Youth (4th-8th grade)
Location: Prescott Room
Registration opens one week before the event and closes one day before.
As we move into spring, birds that migrate south for winter will be returning. Come join us to make an
upcycled bird feeder to feed our feathered friends with. (Everyone will get a small bag of birdseed to take
home to fill their DIY bird feeder.)
Salina Downtown + Equifest
equifest 1
spring break equifest 2
Salina Art Center
Spring Break Art Camp
Based on the exhibitions the Map vs the Walk and Patching Voyages at Salina Art Center
March 15-18
10am - Noon | Ages 4 - 8 | 12 student max
Students will look at and discuss quilting. A quilted path will be created on the sidewalk
between The Art Center Gallery and the Warehouse using chalk. Students will also create
a quilted art project to take home.
1 - 3pm | Ages 9 - 15 | 8 student max
Students will look at and discuss stained glass art. A collaborative “stained glass” art
piece will be created and hung at the art center Warehouse. We will plan and execute
using colored film on plexi-glass to create the stained glass effect.
Classes are at the Art Center Warehouse Education Studio, 149 S 4th St.
Class fee: $100
Register at
Scholarships to cover class fees available.
Apply here
Salina Community Theater
Alice in Wonderland Spring Break Camp
March 14 - 18, 2022

Price : $200.00
For students grades K – 5.
● A week long camp that meets from 9am-4pm every day! We explore exercises and activities to engage and build the skill sets of young people. Camp is concluded with a performance offered to the families and friends of the students on March 18th.
Lakewood Discovery Center
Project Wild Science Workshop
March 11 8:30am – 12pm $15
Join us this Friday to learn and have fun with our 1/2 day science workshop that will deal with the outdoors and our world. We will do science experiments, hands on work with plants and animals, and make take home materials to do from your house. This will be a fun workshop that will give us enough time to really get into our learning and develop a great understanding about our planet Earth.
March 14 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm $6.00
Chase that spring break boredom away with an afternoon of Snacks, Crafts, Animals, and Trails at Lakewood Discovery Center. Come with us on a journey of discovery as we take a look at some of our native Kansas critters. Learn how they live, eat, and protect themselves. We'll hike the trails in search of wildlife and enjoy some self made snacks. We will also have fun with take home crafts
that will get your creative spirit going that are naturally nifty.
March 15 10 am- 11:30 am $8.00
Canoeing is a relaxing way to explore Lakewood and a great skill to learn. Learn new paddle strokes and maneuvers as we paddle the calm waters of the lake. Bring a partner or team up with a new friend and learn how fun canoeing can be.
Backyard Detectives
March 16 9:00 am – 10:30 am $6.00
Join our Lakewood Naturalists for a fun filled exploration for the young naturalist. We will have hands-on activities, nature crafts to make & take home, along with games and goodies.
Lakewood Games
March 16 1:00 pm – 2:30pm $6.00
We have games, games, and more games. Card games, board games, relay games, trivia games, but mainly fun and games. Come have fun with our games Lakewood style, we will have prizes for participants that achieve certain levels in our game-a-thon. Do you have a game? Let's find out.
Lakewood Spring Break Movie
March 17 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm $6.00
Do you like movies? We do too! Hang with us for an afternoon of movie fun, we will show a feature film that shows how much kids/animals/outdoors always saves the day while learning a good lesson. What is a movie without an intermission with popcorn crafts and goodies? We will have prizes for a movie detail quiz at the end of the show.
Animal Encounters
March 18 8:30 am-5pm $30
Join us for family fun as we go on a field trip to encounter animals of Kansas and the experts that care for them. We will first enjoy a guided tour of the Eagle Valley Raptor Center which houses and rehabs Kansas raptors. You will get to see Bald Eagles, Owls, Falcons, Kestrels, Hawks and more at this animal center. We will have our sack lunch here before we drive to encounter more animals from Kansas. We will enjoy a close animal encounter featuring mammals at the Hutchinson zoo. This program will let us get up close and experience mammals of the zoo with a 30 minute presentation. We will also explore the zoo afterwards, make sure to ride the train and bring a quarter to feed the fish. We will wrap up our day by getting some ice cream on our way back to Lakewood. Be sure to bring money for fish feeding and the gift shop and a sack lunch.
Smoky Hill Museum
The Smoky Hill Museum has three great ways to help put a little wonder, discovery and fun in
this year’s spring break! Everything is free!
Visit the Museum!
Plan on having a great time with our amazing hands-on activities! Visit our ice cream shop,
dugout or mercantile! The Curiosity Shop is always a favorite, with its huge light bright, tornado
simulator, pinball machine, radio room and more! Our center gallery also features a fun board
game and even an art activity. The Museum Store offers awesome Kansas products. We’re
located at 211 West Iron and our hours are: Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ; Saturday:
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 785-309-05776. The Museum is always free to enter.
Staying home!
  1. The Smoky Hill Museum has great puzzles and games on its website. Click the link below to
    go to our Fun & Games page, where you’ll find puzzles, word finds, matchups and more!
  2. The link below takes you to our online exhibits. Spend a little time exploring our history.
  3. Use the link below to find our awesome exhibit handouts. “You be the Historian” sheets put
    you right in the story. These are great for parents and students to do together.
  4. Check out the cool videos below to watch at home. There are virtual field trips, books, a fun
    how-to and more.
Explore Salina!
  1. Use the link below to find out Black History Driving Tour. It takes you to six places in Salina.
    It will take about an hour to an hour and a half.
  2. If walking is more your speed, check out the walking tours here:
Let’s Go! are short segments with virtual field trips to interesting places around Salina. After watching a segment it might be fun to go exploring with your favorite adult!
Let’s Go!: Salina’s First Permanent House – Nona Miller
Discover the first permanent home – that was above ground!
Let’s Go!: Germania Park – Nona Miller
Introduce yourself to an early Salina park!
Let’s Go!: Oakdale Park/Carver Swimming Pools - Nona Miller
Here are other videos – each one has something different to offer!
Kansas A to Z: Read in Spanish – Imani De la Cruz & Melani Zapata
Have fun following along as this book for young readers is read in Spanish.
Build Your Own Speaker - Josh Morris
Here’s a great project to do with an adult!
Soap Box Derby Car – Jennifer Toelle
Get up close and personal with an awesome artifact!
Short History of Salina - Susan Hawksworth
Enjoy this short history of Salina.