Rock and Roll Day - Kay Starr

Today we’re grabbing our guitars and leather jackets to celebrate rock and roll! What better time to learn about something new, right? Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Kay Starr. Her hometown is Dougherty, Oklahoma. Starr began her singing career at the age of 8! By the age of 13, she had a job with a Tennessee radio. She has performed with artists like Frank Sinatra, Bob Crosby, and Charley Bennet’s band, who she travelled the world performing with during World War II. She even received a gold record for her achievements! You can learn more by reading Kay Starr’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.

Know any other Oklahomans that rock? Check out Wanda Jackson, a rock star in her own right!


Movie Time! Rock-A-Doodle is an awesome movie all about rock stars! You can rent and stream it now. You can also watch this fun cartoon about rock and roll from The Chipmunks and The Chipettes!


Storytime! Stories about rock and roll? Yes please! Rock ‘N Roll Mole is a great story for the whole family. You can hear it read aloud here! You can also learn all about the history of rock and roll.


Arts & Crafts! Do you dream of being a rock and roll star? Start with your own hit record out of a coffee filter! You can also make your own microphone to show your family your awesome talents.


Make & Eat it! Rock and roll stars need fuel to do all the work they do! Homemade pizza rolls sound like they would do the trick, don’t they? We think so! Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, has some great recipes that will keep you energized!

Listen to it! Of course we have rock and roll music to listen to! Spotify made an awesome playlist just for kids to enjoy rock music. There’s also these fun classic rock songs for kids.

Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home enjoying this rock star of a day! 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 Rock and Roll Day and share them with us: #ohofathome

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