Book: There is No Place like Space! by Tish Rabe
I have to admit, I think I was more excited to read this book than the kids!
As they walked in the door I said "Mallory Valerie Emily Mickles Just Saved Up Nine Hundred and ninety nine nickles! Who knows what that is?" Blank stares....
Well let us find out! So it began, a journey through space narrated by The Cat in The Hat! There are certain topics that will always be a hit with children...space and dinosaurs...are definitely two.
This book from The Cat in the Hat learning series teaches children about the solar system in a fun and imaginative way. I added to the fun by decorating the room with a 3d solar system. Of course since the planets were basically beach balls we had a little fun throwing Earth and Venus around!
The children all wrote that they loved the book and of course the rhyme that allows them to remember the planets ordered by distance from the sun!
Mecury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune!
Parents, don't worry, I told them about Pluto...poor demoted Pluto...lost its planet status in 2006.
We then did a craft with glitter....I'm now rethinking glitter! The glitter was so overwhelming for ME...I forgot to take pictures...seriously...who created glitter?? :)
See their space craft from Arty Pants Studio!