Blast Off To Space

Blast Off To Space

The boys have been really enjoying our blast off to space unit this month, they both can now say the planets in order from closest to furthest from the sun, and have learned many space related facts! Our first 2 weeks were filled with many fun hands on learning ideas from our Mother Goose Time Curriculum, these last 2 weeks were no exception either.

Blast Off To Space

We have been using our moon sand outer space sensory bin, and earlier in the month we shared a new space sensory idea for kids if you want to check out our sensory ideas for the month. We also added in some extra fun activities for Ethan who is older, I shared some of them on my post of over 100 Outer Space Ideas for Kids.

We played a fun game of planet matching. I somehow didn’t get pictures of the game, but did get some of them cutting them out.IMG_1591

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Both of the boys enjoyed doing our story problems provided by Mother Goose Time Curriculum using our Balancing Moon, which has been a hit this past month!
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One of the favorite activities for both of the boys is using the story props and reenacting the story of the month. You can tell by the looks on their faces just how much they love reenacting the stories each month. We have to go in my bedroom to do it because they laugh so loud it can be quite distracting to the older boys doing school in the next room  🙂 !IMG_1898 IMG_1899 IMG_1900 IMG_1903 IMG_1908

Gabe adding stickers to his galaxy page in his book for the month.IMG_1933

Working hard to color the page black. IMG_1937

Both of the boys really enjoyed this activity Swirling Neptune, Gabe was laughing the whole time that he was rolling the ball around on the cookie sheet. It was super easy squirt some paint on to the paper, tape the paper onto the cookie sheet, put the ball onto the sheet and tip to roll around the paint.IMG_1961 IMG_1965 IMG_1966

Gabe’s completed picture. We set them out to try for the day and finished the project the next day during school.

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Ethan didn’t want to do much swirling of his ball, so I didn’t manage to get many different pictures of him working on his project.
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For Ethan’s we put it into a box instead of using a cookie sheet.
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After the paintings were dry the boys cut them out in the shape of a circle and then added 14 white sticker moons around the planet.IMG_2302 IMG_2304 IMG_2316 IMG_2318

The boys enjoyed the Saturn Wands. Ethan spent quite a long time decorating his stick to make it just perfect. He has been doing that with many different projects lately, so I have been making sure to give him plenty of time to be creative!
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Making glitter galaxies was such a fun activity for the kids to make, even big brother wanted to make one as well.IMG_2014 IMG_2015 IMG_2024 IMG_2025 IMG_2027

Space Race was a fun board game for the month, and the kids got a chance to learn shapes. Anthony played with Gabe this time. It is so sweet watching big brother be a helper, Anthony is so patient and helpful to the little kids.IMG_2028 IMG_2029

Making astronaut puppets was a fun activity for the kids. IMG_2110 IMG_2114 IMG_2115 IMG_2119 IMG_2135
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The kids love adding things into their journal through out the month. It is a great way to look back over everything we have learned through the month.IMG_2163 IMG_2182

Ethan decided to pull out some of our Montessori outer space tray ideas. It was great fine motor practice to use the chopsticks to place the marbles onto the stars.
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I love to look on his face while he is working.IMG_2202

The astronaut puzzle was lots of fun for Gabe to put together.
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We decorated dice to roll and played “walking in space”. When they rolled the sun the way they acted like they were melting, it was hilarious.
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Our set of markers contain some scented markers in them. Of course that means you need to smell each of the markers even the ones that don’t smell.

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The green marker did not smell good according to him, which is why he plugged his nose the entire time he colored with it lol.IMG_2265 IMG_2268

When he rolled the sun he melted to the ground lol.
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And of course since big brother melted on the ground when he rolled the sun, Gabe had to follow his actions.IMG_2288 IMG_2293

They both drew their pictures onto their postcards, Ethan’s favorite thing for him to learn about for the month was the stars and moon.IMG_2326

Gabe’s favorite thing to learn about was rocket ships.IMG_2327 IMG_2331

They had a great time making their English/Spanish book.
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Ethan has been really getting into coloring lately and has spent quite a bit of time coloring any of his work. IMG_2346 IMG_2358

Taping the pictures into the book is one of Gabe’s favorite things.IMG_2370 IMG_2372 IMG_2374

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The boys spent quite a bit of time putting together their rocket ship twirlers just perfectly. IMG_2379 IMG_2394 IMG_2395 IMG_2396 IMG_2399 IMG_2401

They enjoyed running around the house with their rocket ship twirlers, even if it was pretty distracting to the older boys working on their school  😉 !IMG_2405 IMG_2407 IMG_2408 IMG_2414 IMG_2422

Moon Phases was a fun way to learn about the phases of the moon. We also used a flashlight and ball to simulate the moon phases. This was a great way to show them why the moon changes shapes.IMG_2425

We have had such a great time learning about outer space this past month. Our next theme is Ocean which I’m sure the boys will enjoy.

Disclaimer: As a Mother Goose Time Ambassador I am provided with the curriculum at no cost to me, I have not been compensated in any other way. All opinions are the opinions of my children or myself. Read my full disclosure for more information. 

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