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Friday, July 22, 2011

Moon

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  • Moon Craters
    1. Give the kids a circle cutout to represent the moon (yellow or grey/white).
    2. Show the kids a book or photos of the moon & point out the craters.
    3. Lead the kids to notice that their moons do not have craters.
    4. Glue on several cheerio craters to their moon! They could use the craters to form the first letter of their name or the letter M on their moon.

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  • Hey Diddle Diddle
    1. Learn the rhyme "Hey diddle, diddle, the cat & the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon. The little dog laughed to see such sport & the dish ran away with the spoon"
    2. Use stick puppets to recite the rhyme. I’ve had a hard time finding “Hey Diddle Diddle” clipart to use for stick puppets. I would check resource books at the library for good reproducibles. 

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  • Make a moon mobile for Hey Diddle Diddle (using the page above).
  • Go outside on a clear night and find the moon. If possible, check the moon for several nights and see the shape change.

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  • Read Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown.
    1. Re-read the story one more time with a collection of clipart from the book on the table (you can use the clipart below or choose your own!)
    2. As you read, let your preschooler pick out the picture that matches the story.

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Snack Ideas:

  • Moon Cakes
    1. Cut 2 slices of white bread into circles.
    2. Spread one slice with peanut butter and one slice with jelly. Sandwich together and eat!
  • Moon Rockets
    1. Peel and cut a banana in half.
    2. Press 2-3 chocolate chips (windows) point first into the banana near the top, one on top of the other.
    3. Place a spoonful of whipped cream on a plate.
    4. Stand the rocket banana upright in the fluffy smoke, cut side down.
    5. Cut a strawberry Newton in half diagonally and place both on either side of the banana rocket for the wings.

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