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All Star Day - Jim Thorpe

Today we’re grabbing our cleats, pads, and every other tool we need to play our hardest! There’s no better time to get outside and play than now and for All Star Day, we’re going to do just that! Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Jim Thorpe. His hometown is Prague, Oklahoma. Thorpe was one of the most all around talented athletes in the world! His birth name was Wa-Tho-Huk meaning bright path. He attended both Haskell and Carlisle Indian schools and quickly became a well-known athlete. He competed in the 1912 Olympics and won the pentathlon and decathlon (and set a new world record!). Thorpe spent his life in athletics and working to better the opportunities for all in professional athletics. You can learn more by reading Jim Thorpe’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.

Oklahoma has so many all stars! You can learn more about others like Russell Westbrook, Mickey Mantle, Steve Largent, and so many more!

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Movie Time! Do you have a favorite sports movie? One of ours is The Rookie! You can rent and stream it now. You can also watch Charlie Brown and the whole gang play sports!

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Storytime! Our story today is about a character named Peanut! You can hear Peanut Goes for Gold read aloud now. This awesome resource lets you learn more about all of your favorite sports. Just click on the icon and it’ll tell you more!

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Arts & Crafts! What’s your favorite sport? We love football and we can make our own football with this craft! We love baseball too! Check out this fun baseball paper plate craft that walks!!

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Make & Eat it! When we think of sports, one thing we think of is big spreads of food to watch games! There’s nachos, hotdogs, cotton candy, and one of our favorites… sliders! Check out these delicious looking sliders from Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman!

Listen to it! We need to get pumped up for our time to compete! Try this playlist from Spotify to get ready! There’s also this awesome playlist just for kids.

Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home as an allstar! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Allstar Day and share them with us: #ohofathome

We'd love to see the art you make! Share with us by emailing your name and a picture of your project to info@oklahomahof.com. We can't wait to see your awesome crafts!

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