We had a great time looking at the Solar System.
It all started with a few new books and a trip to the library of course...
We talked about the order of the planets from the sun and I made a little sun, moon and earth from felt so that we could enact the orbits singing:
"The earth turns round and round,
the earth turns round and round,
once a day every day, the earth turns round and round.
The moon goes round the earth,
the moon goes round the earth,
once a month every month, the moon goes round the earth.
The earth goes round the sun,
the earth goes round the sun,
once a year every year, the earth goes round the sun"
(I've seen this little ditty on several sites so I wouldn't know who to credit it to)
We did several activities...
We made glittery night time pictures
Stuck star stickers onto a star outline
Star and planet cellophane cookies
And matched our planet cards to colour our planets correctly.
(The colouring sheet is from www.coloringcastle.com. The planet cards came from Montessori Print Shop)
Lamb had a lot of fun on the Nasa Website playing games and things and we visited the planetarium at Scienceworks which was fun for all of us!
There are tonnes of great You Tube clips one can watch too on Aurora Borealis, shooting stars and the like.