Kids Nook Loves: The Moon

Just like our friend Mouse, we love the moon at Kids Nook. Not only is it beautiful to look at during the night time, it plays an important role in how the Earth works! It helps with our environment, and it even helps keep the Earth at the perfect tilt.

If you’re like us, and you want to share this with your kids, then check out our links below!

  1. Erupting Moon Rocks

2. Moon Crater Experiment 

3. Moon Craft Mobile

4. Phases of the Moon

5. Moon Painting

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(Inter)Stellar Links!

I’ve had a love affair with space ever since I was seven and I saw the Millennium Falcon go into hyper-space for the first time. I relished doing space activities both as a student and as a teacher, so of course I was drawn to space crafts on Pinterest. Look below to see some of my favorite activites and see if anything catches your eye!

 

Sparkly Space Playdough! We play with a lot of kinetic sand, clay, and other fun kinds of sculpting toys here at Kids Nook, and I can imagine nothing better than jazzing it up to look like the brilliant night sky!

Anyone else wanna visit the planets within the comfort of your own home? Try this great Solar System in a Box activity from Playful Learning (complete with a Pluto option).

Now this activity combines two of my favorite things: sewing and stars! The Stargazing Sewing Cards are a great way to learn about constellations and help with your child’s fine motor skills. Even better: you can download these cards for free!

Now of course no trip to outer space is truly acheivable without taking your very own rocket ship! This activity at Science Sparks is a great way to learn about the science of pressure and rockets. But if getting messy isn’t really your thing, you can always go with the classic Balloon Rocket Ship.

So there you go guys! Great space activities to get you and your child in a Super Nova mood! Now get out there and explore the final frontier!

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