Spring Break Activities in Salina

Spring Break Activities in Salina
Posted on 03/02/2021

2021 Spring Break Resources from the SalEds

The Salina Cultural Educators (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. We appreciate our Salina partners!

Salina Media Connection

Kid's Connection is a new program from Salina Media Connection that showcases storytelling, dancing, singing, and other activities kids enjoy from local and regional artists and organizations for kids 5-12. The program is available on Salina Media Connection's public Channel 21 at 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, in addition to SMC's YouTube Channel.

All Aboard with Thad Beach:

Salina Arts & Humanities

Salina Arts & Humanities staff assembled a list of some of the best free videos from teaching artists across the country. Select a link to browse in each category:

Kennedy Center Teaching Artists Present: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKcw8FT1mrfD5IfXvytfu2-U0L258XdZ6

 Elementary Music: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIwCWzgecIkjq1IErpaiciiOP_iOfnFMq \

Elementary Dance: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIwCWzgecIkg5MiF1ZEoAKX30L5vCx60B

Middle School/High School Dance: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIwCWzgecIkiD6e-Ff1Hcl6zAv9BuqWga
Lunch Doodles with Mo Williams: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL14hRqd0PELGbKihHuTqx_pbvCLqGbOkF 

Lakewood Discovery Center

Outdoor activities available - these programs are designed for social distancing while learning about our environmental world.  All of these programs are $6 and available for registration on the Parks and Recreation website (https://secure.rec1.com/KS/salina-ks/catalog). 
The deadline is set for the day before each program.

Monday March 15 – S.C.A.T. 1-2:30 pm

Wednesday March 17 – Backyard Detectives  9 – 10:30 am

Thursday March 18 – Lakewood Games 10 – 12:00 pm

Smoky Hill Museum

The Smoky Hill Museum has three ways to help put a little wonder, discovery and fun in your spring recess!

1)      Stop by the Museum during the hours we’re open, Tuesday, March 16 through Saturday, March 20 to pick up a craft kit. Hours are at the bottom.

2)      Go to the Smoky Hill Museum website, www.smokyhillmuseum.org . Our logo is near the top. Under that are things for you to choose from. Fun & Games will take you to a page full of puzzles, word finds and more! Online Exhibits lets you explore past exhibits.

3)      Take a look at these awesome videos you can watch from home! There are virtual field trips, books, a fun how-to and more.


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!

Discover the first permanent home – that was above ground!

Let’s Go!: Salina’s First Permanent House – Nona Miller



Introduce yourself to an early Salina park!

Let’s Go!: Germania Park – Nona Miller



This artwork also teaches!

Let’s Go!: Oakdale Park/Carver Swimming Pools



Here are other videos – each one has something different to offer!


Have fun following along as this book for young readers is read in Spanish.

Kansas A to Z: Read in Spanish – Imani De la Cruz & Melani Zapata



Here’s a great project to do with an adult!

Build Your Own Speaker - Josh Morris



Get up close and personal with an awesome artifact!

Soap Box Derby Car – Jennifer Toelle


Enjoy this short history of Salina.

Short History of Salina - Susan Hawksworth


We’d love to see you at the Museum. Our hours are Tuesday – Friday 11:00a-4:00p and Saturday, 10:00a-4:00p. We’re at 211 West Iron Avenue. Our number is (785)309-5776. We’re always free. We’re also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SmokyHillMuseum/.

Salina Community Theater - Center for Theater Arts

CTA Spring Break Camp!

Dates: March 15-19

Time: 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Virtual Performance at 3PM on final day!

Tuition: $200.00

Who: Children Grades K-5

Why: While your children are out of school for Spring Break, they will be able to grow creatively in a safe environment here at Salina Community Theatre. Call the theatre at (785)827-6126 to register!

Salina Art Center

@ Home Art Kits, $25, Enroll at https://www.salinaartcenter.org/art-kits  or call the Salina Art Center, (785)827-1431

Art & Flower Kit at the Flower Nook, $30, enroll at https://www.cognitoforms.com/SalinaArtCenter/FlowerDissectionAndCreations or call the Flower Nook.  (785)827-0351 

Spring Break Create with Krista DeMars

Explore the creative idea of “things that fly” and be inspired by the wind and the skies! Projects will focus on acrylic painting, printmaking, and collage with the subject matter of birds, insects, aircraft, kites, and even time. Learn and develop basic techniques while exploring different mediums.

Grades K-2: Morning from 9am-11am

Grades 3-5: Afternoon from 1pm-3pm

at Art Center Warehouse Education Studio, 149 S 4th St
CLASS FEE: $50, Enroll at https://www.salinaartcenter.org/spring-break or call (785)827-1431

Spring Break Art Camp: Figure Drawing with Paul Alexander
Understanding form and learning how to draw portraits and people is an essential part of developing as an artist. This week-long course will introduce students to the human form’s foundational study, drawing from mannequins and a life-sized skeleton! Projects will include sculpting faces and figures in clay before drawing in pen.

at the Art Center Warehouse Education Studio, 149 S 4th St. There will be a lunch break, please bring a sack lunch.
CLASS FEE: $75, Enroll at Enroll at https://www.salinaartcenter.org/spring-break or call (785)827-1431