After we lapbooked we spent some time coloring the spaceship my husband kindly put together last night. My brother had given this to my kids last Christmas and I knew it would be perfect for Cycle 2 so I saved it! I enjoyed watching the kids role play with the ship in their astronaut suits. What a great learning experience there alone!
To start the kids out, we had to prepare for our mission like all good astronauts and train! So into the gym they went and we had a small obstacle course set up.
They first had to test out their "sleeping pod"...
So fun and easy today - for me and the kids! :)
|The Best Book of Spaceships
By Ian Graham / Macmillan
Rockets, space shuttles, satellites . . . this colorful volume introduces your 4- to 9-year-olds to them all! Your aspiring astronauts will find out how a rocket works, discover all the things that satellites do, learn about daily life on a space station, imagine what it's like to walk with no gravity, and much more. 33 pages, hardcover from Kingfisher.