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Space Busy Bag

This busy bag went great with both our space theme and our adventure theme.  We took many adventures through space together while reading some fun books and this was another way for The Dragons to visualize what is in space.

Before I brought out the busy bag we read a book called About Space.  It was a nice read for children, not boring, and full of info about our galaxy and solar system.

This busy bag helped further the understanding of some new words we learned this week.  Such as meteor, asteroid, comet, planets, space station, and satellite.

This busy bag includes: 

  • various pictures of planets
  • asteroids
  • stars
  • space shuttles
  • space stations
  • satellites
  • telescopes
  • and more!  

The main part of the busy bag is a sheet of paper that has two columns; Planets and Not Planets.  

The Dragons sorted all of the pictures into one of the two categories. 

I left The Dragons to this activity while prepping a snack.  I wanted to test their knowledge of the words they were given.  I  had not explained to them what makes a planet a planet so this was a nice discovery activity.

I am not sure how hard The Dragons tried at this because things like shuttles and space stations were in the planets column.  But after some explanation The Dragons repeated the activity correctly.

They are now ready with a new vocabulary for adventures in space!

To see more of our adventures during adventure week click here.


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