Have the children glue the numbers in the correct order. Allow them to add stickers and paint fire coming from the rocket.
Song: "Stars! Planets! Action!"
(Sung To the Tune of London Bridge)
The planets spin around the sun, (Child will spin 3x.)
Around the sun, around the sun.
The planets spin around the sun.
We live on earth! (Place hands on chest.)
The sun is found in the middle, (Child will squat 3x.)
In the middle, in the middle.
The sun is found in the middle.
It keeps us warm. (Child will hug his own body.)
The stars are twinkling far away (Hands will twinkle 3x.)
Far away, far away.
The stars are twinkling far away.
Now make a wish! (Blow on finger as if you are blowing out a candle.)
Sung to: "The Farmer in the Dell"
We're flying to the moon
We're flying to the moon.
Blast off, away we go
We're flying to the moon.
We're going in a spacecraft
We're walking out in space
We're landing on the moon
We're collecting moon rocks
We're flying back to Earth
We're landing on the Earth
What you need: Empty toilet paper roll, construction paper, pipe cleaners and glue.
Assist the children in wrapping their rocket with the color of their choice. Help them draw the shapes and identify what the shape is. Allow older children to cut out the shapes under supervision.
This is a good open-ended art activity for kids. Cut out pieces of construction paper for the kids to build their own robot.
What you need: Construction paper, googly eyes, paint and pipe cleaners.
Assist children in cutting out the head band and circles. Allow the children to paint whatever color of alien they would like. Glue on the eyes and tape them to the pipe cleaners.
This a fun and easy sensory project to do with kids. All you need to do is make a pack of jello and put it in a bag with googly eyes. Let the children play and squish it under supervision.
As we wrap up our week of space adventures, we would like to provide some online aids. Computers can be useful learning tools if used in moderation. Here are a few educational sites that you can use to aid the learning experience.
Invention at Play's "Cloud Watching"
The Smithsonian's "The Dynamic Earth"
The Smithsonian's "Sizing Up the Universe"
The Smithsonian's "Walking on the Moon"
NASA's "Space Place"
Discovery Kid's "Space: Our Solar System"
These are some great sites with educational FUN games! They can easily be paired with our projects from earlier this week. In case you missed them, they are Outer Space Literacy, Space Numbers, Space Songs, Toilet Paper Roll Rocket, Outer Space Hat, Build Your Own Robot, and our Alien Eyes Sensory Bag.