Create your own model to show how the Earth orbits the Sun while the moon travels around the Earth. Great manipulative to help explain the concept. Identify and describe characteristics of the sun, Earth and moon as familiar objects in the solar system.
Super easy rocket craft made from a balloon, a straw, a rubber band and some paper. Kids will have fun launching these! (Using different colored balloons makes it easier to find your own rocket.) Great reunion activity for kids!
Kids transform into mini Astronomers! 2 freebies from Austin Kids and Girl Start (both featured above). Stick the printable templates over a flashlight, turn off the lights, and go stargazing indoors! Also, check out Moon Phase Viewer and Cloud Viewer!