Anytime GLITTER is involved, the kids will LOVE it! :)Today our awesome teacher award goes to Mrs. Linda, who taught us a little bit about galaxies and then let us use GLITTER!! I had to laugh a little bit, when all the girls in our group saw that she had brought glitter, they literally started CHANTING, “glitter! glitter! glitter!” HA!! poor deprived homeschooled kids whose mommas don’t let them use glitter often!! :)This little craft project was very simple, but went perfectly with teaching them about what a galaxy is AND of course there is the glitter component.
One of my favorite things we’ve done this year for astronomy is the CANDY SOLAR SYSTEM!! We did not follow any specific instructions, we drew circles on a paper plate and then just found candies of different sizes. The gummy rings were perfect for Saturn! 🙂
We also sang this song together to help us learn the order of the planets from the sun.
(to the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”)
I know the planets one by one
Starting with the one that’s closest to the sun.
Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars,
Are the first four among the stars.
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Are the next planets in my tune.
Pluto’s the farthest one from the sun.
I know the planets one by one.