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German Straw Star Ornaments

German Straw Star Ornaments

Every year, we make ornaments for teachers, friends, and family. Last year, my children made traditional German Star Ornaments, called Strohsterne. I first spotted these stars at a neighbor’s during trick or treating and I found out that you can order a straw star kit with straw, a 6-strand straw splitter, a placement ring, and instructions.   Pin It We bought Kit 1 (I have received no product or other compensation for this post) and made some beautiful stars. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 9-11 (Elementary), 9-11 (Elementary), Featured, History and Culture, Logical-Mathematical, Mathematics, Visual-Spacial

Outer Space Crafts, Activities, and More!

Outer Space Crafts, Activities, and More!

Pin It Who hasn’t gazed up at the stars and wondered about the universe beyond our own planet? Looking at the night sky has the added attraction of staying up late–a sure-fire way to sneak in a little learning with children. For outer space week of the Smart Summer Challenge*, we saw plenty of out of this world ideas! Here are some of the outer space crafts and activities my family did: Pin It Constellation Pictures Pin It Outer Space Songs for … Read entire article »

Filed under: All Ages

Constellations: Stars in Your Eyes and in the Skies

Constellations: Stars in Your Eyes and in the Skies

As far back as we know, people have looked at the night skies and seen pictures in the stars. Before modern navigation technology, it was essential for ship’s captains to know their stars.  Now, it is still a lot of fun to find the constellations in the night sky. Pin It This simple activity is a fun way to learn more about the constellations. Materials an image of the stars in a constellation (We used the constellation connect the … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergarten), 5-6 (Kindergartners), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 6-8 (Early Elementary), 9-11 (Elementary), Featured, History and Culture, Mathematics, Science, Smart Summer Challenge