The boys and I planned out our space “travels” over the weekend, and this morning we got up and read about our solar system. The decision was made that the funnest way to learn about our system, was to make one. I pulled out some heavy black boards, and some foam pages and paints.
Using some round cookie cutters, we cut out enough planets for each kiddo, and then laid the boards out to begin.
They had so much fun, and it was great to be able to just talk about the solar system by recreating it on the board.
The solar system now sits prominently in their art room, and they will most likely give quite the solar system lecture to anyone who walks through the door. the morning ended with my oldest exclaiming, “Mom, this was so much fun! You are the best teacher I have ever had”. Oh the joys of homeschooling.