Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Space Lesson

This week we are learning about space. With it still being dark fairly early my little one had gotten very curious about the stars and moon so we decided to spend a week on space. Here are a few things that we did during that week. Good luck little Astronauts! 

Star-cave - Dramatic Play, Sensory, Gross and Fine Motor

Needed Items:
  • A large box. (I used our XL dog kennel)
  • Construction or Card Stock paper
  • String or yarn of some sort
  • Flash Light
  • Cost $0.00

What to do:
  1. Cut the paper into stars of various shapes.
  2. Suspend stars from the top of the  "cave"
  3. Tape Stars to the sides of the "cave"
  4. Drape a blanket over the cave so it is completely dark
  5. Give child a flash light and let him explore!

    Getting ready to explore our Star Cave!
 Inside our star cave! 

We counted stars, and talked about constellations!  

Make a shooting star - Fine Motor / Art / Creativity

Needed Items:
  • Pom-poms or a collage material
  • Construction or Card Stock paper
  • Paint
  • Popsicle stick
  • Ribbon or streamers
  • Cost $0.50

What to do:
  1. Have a large star cut for your child to use.
  2. Invite them to paint it.
  3. Invite them to glue collage material on it.
  4. Once dry glue or tape it to Popsicle stick 
  5. Add ribbons 
  6. Let the fun begin!

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