7.10.2012

Build-your-own Constellations...the tasty way!

Hello, hello!  

Today we kicked off our week of learning all about Outer Space!  My kids love this theme and we always have a lot of fun learning new things.  Today we are talking about stars, and specifically constellations.

First up we talked a little bit about what constellations are.  I was very impressed Kendall knew right away...I'll have to thank her preschool teacher for that! ;)  Once we talked about it the kids wanted to make their own.  I gave them some black foam, glow in the dark paint, and star stamps.  They went to town stamping stars all over their foam, and when it was all dry they drew lines connecting each star together.  It was really fun to see them use their imaginations to tell me what they thought their constellations were :)  The BEST part though was all going into our bathroom, turning off the lights, closing the door, and seeing all the constellations glow in the dark...my kids thought that was THE coolest!

 
After we did our simple craft (really...it took less than 10 minutes) I asked the kids if they wanted to make some more constellations...ones that they could eat!!

I bet you could guess their answer ;)

All you need to make your own Starry Constellation Snacks are some pretzel sticks and star-shaped Jello Jigglers.


I divided up the jello and pretzels and let the kids go to town!


They really loved doing this...I think they always feel a little wild when I let them "play" with their food :)

Skylar was so proud of her rainbow constellation and Kendall was beaming about her house.  Britton had no idea what his was...but he sure thought it was yummy!

Oh...and Avrie??

Yeah...she was pretty excited about the Jello :)



After we had made a bunch of different constellations the kids finally got to their favorite part...eating them all up! :)



I hoped you liked this fun craft and snack...my kids sure did :)  If you like what you see make sure you keep coming back, there is lots more fun left in Outer Space week!  Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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5 comments:

Michelle Paige

What a fun activity. Love those jello stars!

Hollie Hanson

Cute! Cute! Cute!
I'm pretty sure Avries face is the cutest thing ever!

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things

Oohhhh how fun! We love learning about space in our house too but I've never tried a snack to go with it. Can't wait to try this! Thanks for another amazing idea!

JDaniel4's Mom

I love this idea! What a fun way to recreate constellations or make your own. I pinned them!

Shiloh

What a fun idea! Absolutely everything is better with food, especially if it's jello jigglers.:)