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God’s Little Explorers Week 27
- Theme: ”u” is for Up (in the Sky)
- Bible Story: Jesus’ Ascension
- Bible Verse: “After He said this, He was taken up beforetheir very eyes; and a cloud hid him fromtheir sight..” —Acts 1:9 NIV
- Letter: u
This week we talked about “u” is for up, so we talked about all kinds of things up in the sky–sun, moon, stars, and even kites! Be sure to check out the lesson plans for most of the activities, but here are a few that we did:
I gave the girls a thumbtack (supervision required!!). I had them put a piece of black paper on a pillow and poke holes in the paper with a thumbtack to make their own special constellation!
We stuck them in the window, and the girls loved how they “lit up”.
I cut an apple core in half and removed the seeds. Then, we used the core like a stamp to make “stars” on the number practice printable (included in the download). She was supposed to put stamps or star stickers to correspond with the number. She couldn’t quite get them to line up straight, so I put a ruler across for the later numbers. That seemed to help!
You can find full “Starry Stamp” instructions here.
This was probably the most fun! I took a pair of scissors and poked holes in a big box we keep in the shed for free play. Then, I poked some of the bulbs from a strand of Christmas lights down into the holes. We turned out the lights in the garage, and they had a great time!
Again, this activity requires parental supervision!
She said she was counting the stars!
I have a few more photos to come of some sun activities and kite activities!
- Shadow Stomp Game
- Shadow Guessing Game (or Basic Table Setting Placemat)
- Paper Plate Sun Catcher
- Faded Sun Prints
- Tasty Tuesday — Solar S’mores Snack
- Moon Phases Crayon Rubbing
- Pretend Play: Space Suit Oxygen Pack
- Experiment: Making Moon Craters
- Tasty Tuesday: Eat Like An Astronaut
- Pretend Play: Making Helmets and Moon Shoes
- Goodnight Moon
- Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
- Great Explorations Celestial Super Kits – Wonder Stars Super Kit
- Cloud b Twilight Constellation Night Light, Turtle (we don’t have this, but it looks fun!)
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