We have already shot for the stars, the sun, and the planets, and today we land on the moon with our little ones. This day can invite conversation on physics concepts such as light and gravity through play and hands-on exploration.
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Daily Warm Up:
- The More We Get Together
- 1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Planets..
- Head and Shoulders Knees and Toes
- Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.
- Clap Your hands as slowly/quickly as you can
Once again, we will read our featured book of the week. Although is is available on YouTube, I appreciated having the book at arms lengths for the children to explore, reference, and enjoy through out the entire week. You can find the book on Amazon here.
Day 4 The Moon
The ActivitySupplies: TPT More Time 2 Teach where the kids actually get to manipulate the orbit of the moon and the Earth around the Sun. The kids color, cut, and the caretaker places the brad through to create the revolving effect. Easy-peasy, and a whole lot of fun!
Additional ActivitiesMoon Phases
When B was young, and having to travel from state to state between mom and dad he took his Uncle Milton moon in My Room, it creates a soft glowing light that allows not only comfort, but is light weight and has a remote where the child can change the moon through its phases.Astronauts
Dress up like an astronaut and discuss the functions of the suit and helmet. Find a NASA inspired toy rocket and explore the shape, the interior (if you can) and the exterior parts. Make some guesses and suggestions of what life is like on the rocket, and why is it designed the way it is.Gravity
Why do we land back on Earth each time we jump? Gravity. So how much force does it require for a rocket to leave Earth’s atmosphere?