Monday, September 20, 2010

Pretend Play: Making Helmets and Moon Shoes

This week, we're exploring the moon!  One of my very favorite books on the moon for preschoolers is from the Usborne Picture Book series.  I tried sharing several different moon books with my little ones, but I couldn't seem to hold their interest.  There was just too much information in them.  Then, I read On the Moon.  They loved it!  The illustrations are captivating, it shares enough information without overwhelming them, and it got them thinking about making their own spaceship!

After reading the book, we began brainstorming ideas for making our own spacesuits and spaceship!  We began with a SIMPLE helmet and moon shoes!

SPACE HELMET

You need:
Paper grocery bag or gift bag
Scissors
Embellishments

1.  Place a paper bag or gift bag (we used an old one from my used gift bag container) over your child's head.  Locate their face to plan where to cut the hole.

2.  Cut a hole for the face.  Decorate if desired!  


MOON SHOES

You need:
Two large sponges
Rubber bands

1.  Place a rubber band around the sponges and your child's feet.

You could always use snow boots for your spacesuit if you don't have sponges!

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1 Comments:

Blogger Jackie H. said...

I want to do this so bad but my little guy will be wearing that everywhere... church, grocery store, the park...

October 1, 2010 at 11:14 AM  

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