Space fun – astronaut helmets

We forgot all about updating our 5 a day books this week. There were a couple of days when we did not get all 5 books read so we are stretching our week. I will get back on track with the 5 a day books on Sunday. If you would like to read about this challenge and understand a bit more about why we are doing it check out The Imagination Tree who started it.

So part of the reason we forgot about updating our books is because we were loving reading the choices we had last week. Our favourite has to be Winnie the Witch and Winnie in Space, although all 5 books were popular this week. Daisy is learning about space in preschool this week and they had the option to dress up as an astronaut or space alien today. Of course she chose the astronaut. I googled for ideas and they all looked a little challenging for a busy day full of errands. I found two boxes, ignored all the fancy handmade costume ideas and got out the duct tape.

Duct taping took a little time and patience with two very willing helpers. It is sticky isn’t it? But team work and a short break for a snack got us through it.

We made name labels for the back and Canadian flags for the front.

Rose kept hers on for all of 20 seconds but we had lots of fun building a rocket and playing astronauts. Daisy was a very bossy commander and enjoyed giving us orders. Here are some of comments Daisy made:

“Commander to control, come in control”

” 5,4,3,2,1, Blast Off!”

“Oh the Earth looks so pretty from up here.” (quite appropriate considering the carpet they are playing on!)

As for the rest…I was too busy playing to remember them!

2 thoughts on “Space fun – astronaut helmets

  1. What a great way to recycle diaper boxes. As a daycare provider who requests diapers be brought by parents, I can stock up on the boxes until I have enough for all the kids to be astronauts. Thanks for sharing this activity!

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s