The theme for the Poppins Book Nook this month was Beyond our Planet.
The book we read was: Jake in Space Moon Attack
There is a website that goes with this book that contains a few activities for parents and teachers,
which you can find here: Jake in Space.
We did quite a few fun space activities, which our boys really enjoyed, especially this first one: Sugar Cookie Solar System. They loved eating these biscuits.
We made a Sugar Cookie Solar System
And just for fun, the boys made an edible Solar System out of food we had in the house.
They used a pumpkin for the Sun, blueberries for Mercury and Mars, Grapes for Earth and Venus, a grapefruit for Jupiter, an orange for Saturn and mandarines for Uranus and Neptune.
As part of our space learning, we made this awesome Galaxy Slime from TWODALOO. Though, being in Australia, we had to change a few ingredients. I was able to find Elmer’s glue in small bottles at Woolworths and instead of the Sta-Flo liquid Starch, I used Fabulon Starch. I purchased the spray bottle and took the lid off to pour it into the mixture. I also don’t have liquid watercolours, so I used food colouring.
The boys loved playing with this slime and as you can see I did it outdoors which turned out to be a great idea. While they were playing with it, I had a phone call. By the time I had finished on the call, they had it everywhere. Boys will be boys!
We have had an awesome time this month, learning and completing activities relating to space! We hope you have enjoyed seeing them too.
Check out what the other co-hosts have been up to this month!
(clip art used in this design by: Melonheadz Doodles)
The wonderful bloggers that participate in the Poppins Book Nook are:
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