Monday, August 2, 2010


We are off to outer space this week to explore the sun, moon, stars and planets.  We may even have an alien encounter!

Heavenly Mobile- we'll use glue and lots of glitter to make a sparkly mobile

Starry Night Drawing- wet chalk on dry, dark paper will help us create a night time sky scene

Toilet Paper Tube Rocket- get ready to blast-off with our very own rocket ship

Alien Antennae- this fun headband will transform us into creatures from another planet

Planet Sort- we will arrange the planets in size order from biggest to smallest

Star Patterns- using the felt board and our felt stars, we will create various patterns and try to figure out what come next

Night Sky- Eva will get to hone her fine motor skills decorating the exploration station with tiny star stickers to create her own constellations

Heavenly Body Toss- using a tissue paper sun, moon and earth, we'll try to toss them into a galaxy (aka laundry basket)

Moongame Happy Birthday, Moon (Moonbear)MooncakeGood Night, Baby BearMoondance The Sun Is My Favorite Star I Want to Be an Astronaut You're a Genius, Blackboard Bear Wallpaper From Space Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I'm Off To The Moon Space Guys! (A Holiday House Reader, Level 1) Beep! Beep! It's Beeper!: Brand New Readers Green Wilma, Frog in Space Max's Starry Night New Moon And If the Moon Could Talk See You Soon Moon Bringing Down the Moon When the Moon Is High Long Night Moon Moon Rabbit The Moon Book If You Decide To Go To The Moon (Booklist Editor's Choice. Books for Youth (Awards)) The Third Planet: Exploring the Earth from SpaceOur Stars The Planets in Our Solar System (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) 


  1. Hi! I stumbled upon your blog from This is wonderful! I'm a former 1st grade teacher turned stay at home mom as well and want to start doing some more "structured" activities with my almost 2 year old to gear him up for preschool next year. I think he'll love this!

  2. So many books about starts, that's wonderful. Plus you can always found a moon bounce somewhere close and go explore that, maybe some footage (tv) and I know you can get your hands on space station journals and read some silly clips to kids. I know it can be a stretch for little ones but you really never know what will stick. My 2.5 year olds constantly stumble me with all the information they retain.

  3. Thanks for stopping by Monkey See, Monkey Do. You have so many fun and exciting things to do for space and all of those! Can't wait to see pictures.