Week 1

Art Projects

DIY Telescope

Courtesy of Highlight

To make your own DIY Telescope you will need:

  • Paper towel roll

  • Cardstock paper

  • Outer space stickers

  • Markers

  • Rubber bands x2

  • Tape

Make sure that you have an adult/supervisor to help if needed.

  1. Roll a piece of cardstock paper over the cardboard tube. Add some rubber bands.

  2. Decorate with outer space stickers and/or markers.

  3. Pull the tube to make your telescope longer.

Bubble Print Planets

Courtesy Mrs. Plemon kindergarten Bright ideas

To make your own bubble planet craft you will need:

  • bubble wands

  • food colored water( hot water)

  • bowels

  • dish soap

  • corn syrup

  • cups

  • pre-outlined circles

  • black construction paper

  • glue

  • scissors

Make sure that you have an adult/supervisor to help if needed. Craft may be best done outside to control the mess.

  1. To Make Colored Bubbles:

    • Pour 6 cups hot water in large bowl.

    • Add 2 cups of dish soap and stir well.

    • Add 3/4 cup of corn syrup to the water and stir well.

    • Separate into a few cups.

    • Add food coloring to each cup. (I wanted dark colors so we added about an entire vial of each color)

  2. Then place the pre-outlined circles in a contained area such as a box or plastic bin to help contain the mess.

  3. Begin blowing the colored bubbles all over the pre-outlined circles.

  4. Once dry cut out the circles and glue onto the black construction paper

Reading Challenge

Read a book about planets and/or stars.

Steam Project

How to make Astronaut ice cream (meringue)

Courtesy of Teach Beside Me


  • 6 large egg whites, at room temperature

  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

  • 1-tablespoon vanilla extract (or 1 tsp peppermint extract)

  • Gel food coloring (optional)

  • Mini chocolate chips for the mint chip flavor

Making the astronaut ice cream:

  1. Start by separating your eggs and saving only the whites in a large bowl. Begin mixing them with an electric mixer until slightly foamy. Next, add in the cream of tartar and mix again until it is white, foamy, and soft peaks form. This will take a couple of minutes.

  2. Next, you will add your sugar. Be sure not to dump all of it in at once or it will deflate the foaminess! Slowly add it in a spoonful or two at a time while mixing. Add your extract and coloring in at this time, too. Mix it again until stiff peaks form- these will not bend over as you pull up a spatula or spoon.

  3. We made two flavors with ours so I split it in half and made half vanilla and half min chocolate chip. Yum!

  4. Scoop into a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in an oven preheated to 200 degrees for 2 hours. This allows it time to sufficiently dry out and get crispy.

  5. Cool completely.


Take your telescope outside with mom, dad, or guardian and look up at the stars and moon.

Puzzle - Space Sorting

Puzzle - If I Were An Alien