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      You can learn about the prairie in many ways -- by reading a book, by learning about the plants on the prairie, by exploring the Web, or by doing activities in the classroom or on the prairie. Here a few resources to get you started on your adventure.

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Available as a PDF (Portable Document File), you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read and print these files.

This activity on using prairie plants to make dyes for cloth and paper is for grades 5 and up. It is an experimental activity rather than a pre-made recipe activity.
Dye plants

Imagist prairie poems can be used for grade 3-12, or younger with more teacher guidance on using evocative words to create a mental picture and an emotiion about a plant, animal, or scene of the prairie.
Imagist Prairie Poems

This quilt activity is suitable for K-8. It involves printing out a prairie image or digital collage onto transfer paper, which is ironed onto cloth. A quilter will assemble the blocks.
Prairie Quilt

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