Kentucky Derby Activities and Projects

The Kentucky Derby seasonal pages will provide you with resources to make a run for the roses. Ideas and activities within this section include: puzzles, scavenger hunts, lesson plans, and more.

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Kentucky DerbyThe Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest Thoroughbred horse races held in the U.S. It takes place each year in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May.

Kentucky Derby dates:
May 04, 2024
May 03, 2025
May 02, 2026

Check our May Events Calendar for more important dates

Enchanted Learning Resources
Printable horse resources.

Kentucky Derby 101
An overview of the Kentucky Derby from history to handicapping to how to attend.

Kentucky Derby History
The official site for the race. Choose your year to get the race history.

The Kentucky Derby Grades Intermediate
An "Every-Day Edit" activity from Education World.

The Kentucky Derby Museum
Museum for the most famous horse race in the world.

Kentucky Derby Museum (Activities)
Fun facts and downloadable activities.

Kentucky Derby Scavenger Hunt
This is a FREEBIE over on TPT.

Kentucky Derby Winners
A list of all the Kentucky Derby winners with their connections, winning time, post position, odds, and winning margin plus a link to the chart for the race.

Planning a Kentucky Derby Party Grades Various
This resource wasn't designed for the classroom, but you can easily make the needed modifications to fit your needs.

A collection of horse photos.

State Quarters Grades 2-3
The Kentucky quarter was released in 2001. Reverse side depicts a mansion with a thoroughbred racehorse beihind a fence, with the words "My Old Kentucky Home"

Virtual Field Trip Grades Primary
Take your students to the Kentucky Derby without ever leaving the classroom.

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