My son has been into learning about space since this past January, when I ordered a set of books about the solar system from his Scholastic book order at school. We read those space books several times as bedtime stories (as per requested by him :) , and I've 'caught him' looking through them during the day numerous times as well.
I had been planning on making the kids some "space play dough", and it turns out, that space is this months theme in his kindergarten class. It seems to have taken his space enthusiasm to a new height! Bonus!
So yesterday, I created some space play dough. I used this recipe, and added a pretty large quantity of blue food colouring to get this color. I would have loved to get a deeper blue dough, like this one, but I didn't have those particular food dyes on hand.
When it was time to knead the dough, I took out my iridescent glitter from my craft supplies and sprinkled liberally, several times. I think you can see it sparkle a bit in this picture?
Then I took out some marbles that I bought a long time ago and kept hiding. I thought they were perfect for this. They sort of look like planets, don't they? But any marbles would do! I also had some of those glass beads that are flat. I had small and large ones, so I took them out too :)
They were so concentrated on their creations, that even his tongue was sticking out. I love it when he does that!
I also love when he helps his sister. The tongue sticking out again, see:
Their collaborative project:
They had so much fun, it kept them very busy while I was crafting at the table with them ;)
My daughter's master piece. I love this one!
My adorable daughter in her p.j. shirt (in the middle of the afternoon). What can I say, yesterday was one of those lazy Sundays, and it was great!
And just because, one last picture of my son's tongue sticking out.... I think it must help with his concentration or something ;)
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