Cowboy Day - Jim Shoulders

Today we’re putting on our boots and spurs for Cowboy Day! Do you know any cowboys? Are you a cowboy? Today we’re going to learn about some of Oklahoma’s cowboys and even make our own hats!

Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Jim Shoulders. His hometown is Henryetta, Oklahoma. Shoulders, or “Mr. American Cowboy”, ran the rodeo circuit riding bulls and broncs. He was the only professional cowboy to be inducted into the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame, where he won his first bull riding competition in 1947! You can learn more by reading Jim Shoulders' Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.

Do you know any cowboys? There are other members of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame that are! Harold T. ‘H’ Holden is a cowboy and an artist! Gordon W. Lillie participated in wild west shows and became known as Pawnee Bill through his performances.

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Movie Time! Who is one of your favorite cowboys? Because one of ours is Woody! You can rent and stream Toy Story on Amazon now. Can’t get enough of Woody and the gang? There are now four Toy Story movies!

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Storytime! Story time is one of our favorites, and we love it even more when we get to read a story from an Oklahoma author. Tami Sauer’s Cowboy Camp is such a fun read for the whole family. Need more to read on cowboys? Check out this great resource!

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Arts & Crafts! What’s a cowboy without his trusty steed? Try this fun paper plate horse craft! There’s also a cowboy hat craft.


Make & Eat it! Here’s a yummy Cowboy Quiche from Oklahoma Hall of Fame member Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman. It’s good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Listen to it! Country songs can be fun to sing with catchy rhythms and foot stomping tunes. Here’s a fun playlist of country songs for the whole family!

Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home exploring the wild west! 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 Cowboy Day and share them with us: #ohofathome

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