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6 Fun Ways to Explore Outer Space

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Once you realize what you children are interested in, you can provide the materials to expand their learning in those areas.  

Here are 6 fun activities for those space loving children out there.

1.

CREATE A CAVE OF STARS

All you need is a large cardboard box, some Christmas lights, and a screw driver to poke the holes.  Its a great place to snuggle up and read books….about space, of course.  ;)

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2.

RECREATE A SAND STORM 

All you need is a LIGHT PANEL (or not), COLORED SAND, and a straw.

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3.

CREATE PLANETS IN ORBIT

For this activity we used ACRYLIC FILLABLE ORNAMENTS, acrylic paint, fishing line, and FINGER LIGHTS

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4.

Grab some balloons, ice molds, and LIQUID WATERCOLORS to make

ICE PLANETS

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5.

FLY TO THE MOON

Using an “old school” projector ($30 on Craigslist) and some TRANSPARENCIES, your child can take a trip to the moon!

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6.

ILLUMINATED PLANETS

Our all time favorite.  Use push lights and acrylic paint to make illuminated planets!

(Yes, I know Pluto is no longer a planet.)

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