We all love the idea of the Man on the Moon so for this week’s #GiveTheGiftOf theme of Discovery, we’re helping you discover how to get closer to him with our awesome space activities for kids.
This fun hands-on activity teaches children how astronauts survive in space by showing them how to prepare food in zero gravity. Find out how some parent bloggers found the challenge: Zoe at Playing by the Book Joy at PinkOddy
Our amazing Convertible Spaceship for toddlers folds out into a real spaceship for them to sit in and pretend to fly through the universe. Young children aged 3+ will simply love this interactive book that encourages roleplay – pretend you are on an important mission to the Moon!
Taken from Emma at Adventures and Play, you can bring the planets into your own front room with this simple homemade creation that is great for sensory play and fine motor skills development.
Taken from Anna at In The Playroom, this glittery dough is easy to make and can help children learn about the Moon’s surface and moon rocks.
Where and when to watch: You can see stars more clearly in the countryside away from city lights. If you live in the countryside you will be able to see the sky clearly enough with the house lights off. Choose a dark, clear night when there are no clouds.
What you need:• Warm clothes• Something to sit on – deck chair• Sleeping bag• Blanket• Torch• Watch (to make note of the time)• A compass (to know in which direction you’re looking)• A hot drink in a flask to keep you warm• Star chart, binoculars or telescope (if available)• A pencil and notebook to write down your observations.
…or download our FREE moon fact file from our Space Handbook.
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