This week we are studying the moon and the planets. For our focus story we read Off! to the Moon by Stephanie Marbury. In the story a father shares a story with his son about a trip he took to the moon when he was a young boy.
For our craft we made a moon. First we glued beans to a small round paper plate. After they dried we wrapped the plate in aluminum foil pressing down on the indentations from the beans for the craters of the moon.
Here Emma is picking up the beans and gluing them to the plate. Good fine motor skill practice.
Here is the final product. Not perfect but still a good idea. (I read about this idea somewhere but can't remember where. Sorry.)
It was a fun and very simple craft (the only kind I do) and a cute story.
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