I live in Kentucky, so it is definitely a must that this year, my daughter and I might catch the Kentucky Derby when it comes on. It usually happens the first Saturday in May. While I won’t bet on the Kentucky derby I thought I might use this time to teach my daughter some things about horses and make some delicious well known food in the state of Kentucky.
To some, horse racing is about betting and money, but to “horse-people”, like my daughter — it is all about the horses. She has loved them since she was a little girl. I started doing some research online to see what I could find and here is what I came up with:
- Homeschool Share has a great lapbook study on The Kentucky Derby.
- Tip Junkie lists 23 different party ideas for the Kentucky Derby.
- Teach.com has lots of resources such as songs, recipes, crafts, and more to learn about the Kentucky Derby.
- Follow the daily prep for the Kentucky Derby by visiting the site.
- Make your own crazy Kentucky Derby party hat — the hats are always a treat to look at.
I think we are going to have a lot of fun learning about the derby and how it got started as well as creating some yummy recipes! On the menu, we are going to work on making Kentucky Hot Browns, a non alcoholic Mint Julep, a new version of tea (because the south is known for their tea), and hopefully I will make some Fried Green Tomatoes.
We will also be spending some time at the library getting books about horses — and will definitely have to take a field trip to go riding!
How would you study the Kentucky Derby?