agriculture · education · entertainment · western heritage y t i v i act 4 1 0 2 · t e l k o o b While the Houston Livestock Show and RodeoTM and its activities are not related to, or sponsored by, your school district, the school district has approved the distribution of this activity booklet. The Houston Livestock Show and RodeoTM awards scholarships every year to graduating public high school seniors living in the Houston area and throughout Texas. Since the Show began in 1932, more than $350 million has been committed to the youth of Texas. Currently, more than 2,000 students are on Show scholarships, attending more than 100 different Texas colleges and universities. The value of these scholarships is approximately $30 million. As you grow older, you may want to raise an animal such as a calf, pig, lamb or goat. When the animal grows up, you may even want to show it at the Houston Livestock ShowTM. You can sell your animal at the Show’s auctions and earn scholarship money for college. Remember to stay in school, do your homework and make good grades! One day, all of your hard work might earn you a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarship. TRY YOUR BEST TO UNSCRAMBLE THE EDUCATION WORDS BELOW! ETST CHOSLO E AT H R E C UDSTY RNLAE Answers: TEST, SCHOOL, TEACHER, STUDY, LEARN Be sure to visit Fun on the Farm in Kids Country at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo from March 4 – 23, 2014! At this interactive educational exhibit, you can explore what life on a working farm is like and take part in exciting daily chores, such as: »» Gathering eggs from the hen house »» Planting vegetables, such as peppers and tomatoes »» Harvesting fruits and vegetables »» Milking a cow After making your way through the farm, you will complete your chores by selling your collected goods at the Farmers Market and spending your earnings in the grocery store. This is the ideal exhibit for you to see how food gets from the farm to your table! 1 = BROWN 2 = GREEN 3 = DARK GREEN 4 = PINK 5 = BLUE 6 = YELLOW »» Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up. »» Baby horses are able to walk and run shortly after they are born. »» The eyes of a horse are larger than any other mammal that lives on land. »» A male horse is called a stallion and a female horse is called a mare. »» A young male horse is called a colt. A young female horse is called a filly. »» Horse’s height is measured in “hands.” 1 hand = 4 inches »» A pony is not a baby horse. The horse and pony are related, but not the same animal. »» Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the official bird of the United States of America rather than the bald eagle. »» Domestic, or tame, turkeys are raised on farms and weigh twice what a wild turkey does. »» Most domestic turkeys are so heavy that they are unable to fly. »» Baby turkeys are called poults. When they hatch, poults are unable to fly for the first two weeks of their lives. »» A male turkey is called a tom. A femaled turkey is called a hen. »» The flap of skin under a turkey’s chin is called a wattle. It turns bright red when the turkey is upset. The flap of skin that hangs over a turkey’s beak is the snood; it also turns bright red when the bird is upset. »» Only tom turkeys gobble. Hens make a clucking sound. »» A nest full of turkey eggs is called a clutch. »» ...do not sweat because they don’t have sweat glands. This means they are naturally clean and become dirty when they roll in the mud to cool themselves off. »» A pig’s sense of smell is very strong and sensitive. It can smell food from a few feet away, even below the ground. »» Pigs also are referred to as swine and hogs. »» A female pig is known as a sow, while a male pig is a boar. »» Hogs have four toes on each foot. Each toe ends in a hoof. »» Young pigs are called piglets. »» A sow can have a littler of up to 12 piglets about twice a year. »» Some pigs have straight tails while others have curly, corkscrew-like tails. »» Fully grown hogs can weigh up to 300-500 pounds. TRY YOUR BEST TO UNSCRAMBLE THE PIGGY WORDS BELOW! Answers: SNOUT, LITTER, HOG, PIGLET, BOAR, SWINE »» $10 Value Wednesday Rodeo/Concert Ticket (includes Reliant Park admission) »» superstar entertainer »» championship rodeo action »» upper level of Reliant Stadium »» $5 Value Wednesday Reliant Park Admission (does not include Rodeo/concert admission) »» Free Value Wednesday Reliant Park Admission (for seniors, 60 and over, and children, 12 and under –– does not include Rodeo/concert admission) »» $5 off a $25 or more purchase at any official Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo merchandise booth »» Value Wednesday pricing at various food and merchandise vendors 2014 »» $10 Carnival Pack ($30 Value): One Fun Card with 22 tickets (for rides and games), 4 refreshment coupons, 1 FREE game coupon and $5 OFF official Show merchandise »» $50 Carnival Pack ($127 Value): Two Fun Cards with a total of 150 tickets (for rides and games), 9 refreshment coupons, 2 FREE ride coupons, $5 OFF official Show merchandise and 2 FREE game coupons. Reliant Park Admission »» World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest Admission Ticket (Valid Only 2/27-3/1) »» Adult (Age 13 & over): $15 »» Child (Age 3-12): $5 (2 & under FREE) »» Reliant Park Admission (Valid Only 3/4-3/23) »» Adult (Age 13 & over): $10 »» Child (Age 3-12): $5 (2 & under FREE) »» Season Pass (Valid 2/27-3/1 & 3/4 - 3/23): $25 Half-Price Carnival Packs may be used during the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest or the run of the Show (March 4-23, 2014). Rides and games require multiple tickets. To enter the carnival, you must have a Reliant Park Admission Ticket, Season Pass or Rodeo ticket for that day. Admission tickets and Season Passes are not valid for Reliant Stadium or Rodeo Uncorked! events. World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest and Reliant Park admission tickets are not interchangeable and are only valid for the specified dates. Allow 3-7 days for processing. 2 3 4 5 6 ACROSS 3. Rodeos take place inside this. 5. Cowboys try to hang on for 8 seconds to these thousand-pound beasts! 6. A sporting event where cowboys and cowgirls come together to compete. DOWN 1. These horses are bred to buck cowboys off during two different events in the rodeo. 2. Cowboys need these to sit on when they ride their horse. 4. riding events. 6. This long piece of equipment is one of the most important tools to a cowboy. Answers: 1. BRONCS 2. SADDLE 3. ARENA 4. CHUTE 5. BULLS 6. (across) RODEO; (down) ROPE 1 Celebrate the Western heritage of Houston and the state of Texas by dressing in your best cowboy or cowgirl clothes on Go Texan Day! Can you finish the words to these songs about Texas? “The stars at night, are big and bright ...” _________________________________________________________________ “Texas, our Texas ...” ___________________________________________________________________________________ “The eyes of Texas ...” __________________________________________________________________________________ “If you’re gonna play in Texas, you gotta have ...”__________________________________________________________ Answers: 1. DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS. 2. ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY STATE. 3. ARE UPON YOU. 4. A FIDDLE IN THE BAND. The Houston Livestock Show and RodeoTM is a great Texas tradition. Since its beginning in 1932, the Show has entertained millions of fans with livestock competitions, horse shows, a world-class carnival, commercial exhibits and exciting rodeo action. Use your favorite colors, designs, patterns, shapes, textures and more to complete your own Rodeo masterpiece. Winners from each school with receive tickets to the Houston Livestock ShowTM. Student’s Name: ___________________________________________________________________________ Grade Level______________________ School District:____________________________________________________ Teacher’s Name:_____________________________________________ School:____________________________________________________________School Phone:______________________________________________ School Mailing Address:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ School City:_______________________________________________________________________________State:_____________ Zip:_____________ All entries must be received by Feb. 3, 2014. Submit your entry to: Lauren Bunger, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Coloring Contest 2014, P.O. Box 20070, Houston, TX 77225-0070. Visit www.rodeohouston.com for more information about the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
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