18 months -
|SPECIAL TOYS & GAMES
||Make Telescopes: Decorate paper towel tubes. Use as telescopes to look in the sky.
||Toy Wash & Swap
"Do everything without complaining and arguing."
Pages 44 - 51
Attention Getter: Tell this story while eating Oyster Crackers (Manna) and water.
Sign Language: Sun
Climb Aboard the Spaceship!
Tune: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Climb aboard the spaceship,
We're going to the moon.
hurry and get ready,
We're going to blast off soon.
Put on your helmets
And buckle up real tight.
Here comes the countdown,
Let's count with all our might.
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Flash Cards and/or Felt Shapes:
Letters: C, D
Number: 3, 4
||Make a Hanger Planet Mobile: Make a sun (yellow) and 8 planets out of paper. Decorate the circles how you would like them and glue them on cardboard to strengthen. Punch a hole and place string or yarn through the hole and tie off. Tie on a hanger and display.
At night I see the twinkling stars
(fist up and open hands over your head)
And a great big smiling moon
(circle arms overhead)
My Mommy tucks me into bed
(Lay pointer of one hand across the palm of the other hand)
And sings a good-night tune.
(Rock your hands back and forth)
||Teach this God Saves His People Lesson. Choose one or more activity to do.
||Watch The Prince Of Egypt
||Hands-on Space: Put inexpensive hair gel into a Ziploc bag and add glitter and stars. Double bag it and glue or tape shut. Explore "space".
||Go on a Moon Rock Hunt: Search for rocks outside that could be "moon rocks". Collect and display them in the classroom.
||Space Picture: Give the children a black sheet of paper and star stickers to make a space picture.
||Put cushions, foam mattress, or some sort of mats on the floor and go on a Moon Walk.
SNACKS & ALTERNATE ACTIVITIES
Star-shaped cookies or sandwiches
|Learn the Names of the Planets by hanging up a large poster with all the planets on it. Teach the children the names of them: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, ?Pluto? and don't forget the Sun and the Moon.
||Tape or glue two sturdy paper plates together back to back to make Flying Saucers. Decorate with crayons or markers. Take turns throwing them inside or out.
||Bend and Stretch
Bend and stretch, reach for the stars.
There goes Jupiter, here comes Mars.
Bend and stretch, reach for the sky
Stand on tip-e-toe, oh! so high!.
|Paint Moon Rocks: Decorate rocks by painting them.