I used several free worksheets for math, reading and writing practice including a space themed math worksheet, the introduction of new sight words, space themed beginning letter worksheets and writing practice with the word rocket.
Then we had a ton of fun with space slime! I made the recipe simpler than the ones I've seen on pinterest and you only need two ingredients!
DIY Space Slime
- purple Elmer's clear glitter glue
- liquid starch
1. Pour the entire bottle of glue into a bowl.
2. Slowly add up to 1/2 cup of liquid starch. I did not use the entire 1/2 cup. You will be able to mix with a spoon to start but once it starts to get stickier you will need to use your hands. If you add too much starch the consistency will not be what you want so add a little and mix. Then decide if you need more.
Lilly was initially hesitant to play with it during the creation process but once I got my hands on it she couldn't wait! Arthur really enjoyed it too. I was very pleasantly surprised by both of their reactions.
Shaving Cream Art Prints
- shaving cream
- liquid tempera paint
- baking pan
1. Create a smooth layer of shaving cream that is about the size of a piece of paper on your pan.
2. Squeeze some paint onto the shaving cream in various colors. We used blue, purple, black and yellow to mirror Van Gogh but you could use any colors.
3. Use your comb to swirl and mix the colors.
4. Place a piece of paper on top of the paint coated shaving cream and gently press down to transfer the paint to the paper.
I hope you find some fun ideas for your kids from day one of Mommy Camp: Space! Check back for the rest of our space week where we will be focusing on astronauts, the moon, the sun and the solar system!