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Monday, October 5, 2009

Theme Box- Space

SPACE
Our Playschool Themes



IN THE BOX

Fun Items:
"fun items" that are meant to be used as props, activity helpers, free play/sensory activities or crafts helpers. They are mostly from the dollar store or dollar sections at Target, Michael's, or Joann's. Some items we already own, others I bought specifically for this theme. All "fun items" will be kept with school stuff to be used in other themes, lessons or as props etc.
  1. Felt/Cardboard Astronaut Coloring Board
  2. Astronaut puzzle
  3. Space Shuttle Dye Cuts
  4. Freeze Dried Ice cream
  5. Large Space Dye Cuts
Gallon CRAFT Baggies
Each baggie contains a prepped craft & all/most of the elements needed to complete it. I let Zorro Choose the craft by showing him a hand drawn photo of the craft and explaining what we do (paint, cut, glue, etc..). We don't plan on getting to all of the crafts. The left over crafts are preped and ready for any other time we wish to use them.

  1. Marble Painting The Earth
  2. The Moon
  3. Shuttles In Space Craft
  4. Free Painting a spaceship
  5. Astronaut Helmet Craft
  6. Spaceship Craft




ACTIVITIES
1. Dress Up Like An Astronaut
2. Moon Sand - Sensory Tub



WEEKLY REGULARS


Scripture Repeating:
Psalms 8:3-4
"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him..."

Starfall.com: LETTERS A, S
Sensory Tub: Moon Sand
Library: Find 5 or 6 books at local library relating to theme
Book Picnic
with library books (lunch outside or in LR while reading all themed books)
Field Trip LA: California Science Center (AKA Museum or Science and Industry)
Field Trip LA: Griffith Observatory
Field Trip SD: San Diego Aerospace Museum

Squeeze in if time provides/additional activities:
Themed snacks
Music & Fun songs with our instruments.


OTHER BLOGGER SPACE CRAFTS:
The Crafty Classroom- Lots of fun stuff
Raising Itty Bitty Bookworms- Astronaut Crafts and more

No Time For Flash Cards- Recycled Rocket, Puffy Paint Moon, Rocket Craft, & more


Other Resources and Craft Ideas:


FOR MORE THEMED IDEAS CHECK OUT THESE LABELS:
THEME/SCHOOL BOX- Our Playschool Themes
CRAFTivities -Crafts and activities
FIELD TRIP- Theme related outings in Orange County, CA

9 JUICY LOVE NOTES:

Alicia said...

ok seriously you need to come visit me and motivate me to do all these awesome activities with my kids!! i love this space unit!!

Ticia said...

You guys did a lot for space. I made sure to remember some of them for whenever we do space stuff again.

valentine said...

i love the dollar spot at target.

you come up with such awesome craftivities

One Sassy Girl said...

My sis is a teacher and they once tried to build a boat that could float from a few random items. It was amazing what they came up with. Good luck and way to get inventive!

Mom and Kiddo said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! This looks interesting. My son has been interested in space lately and we have been doing some moon activities.

mom2three said...

oh my gosh that is the cutest idea ever...however I do wish you would come motivate me too...with 3 kids I am lucky if I can get them all to color a page nicely without fighting over something!

Raising a Happy Child said...

You are so well organized, and you come up with great activities. This space unit is rocking awesome.

Susana said...

This is an AWESOME box! Thank you for this idea. I LOVE it!!

mommytoalot said...

Soooo cool..love the helmet..man you have given me so many good ideas..with this being the long weekend and all..i can keep my entourage busy

 
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