Sunday, June 16, 2013

Nuffer Family Summer Camp, week 1: SPACE

I was so excited to get started with our camp!  The first week went really well!  I had to move a couple weeks around to fit different attractions in Lubbock, so we started off with Space Week.  

First, we watched a video about the planets on YouTube and then we made our own solar system and rocket.  They absorbed more about the planets than I thought they would.





Tuesday we visited the space section of the Science Spectrum.  We saw a real astronaut suit, a real space shuttle engine, meteorites, and a satellite!  The boys weren't as impressed as my mother and I were...  It was really cool stuff!



And then they pretended to be weather men.  Hey, weather is brought to us by satellite so it's still a space activity!


Wednesday we made constellation cards and a constellation craft.  The constellation cards were kind of a fail for several reasons, but the craft was a hit!  The even named their constellations all by themselves.


Thursday we watched a moon phases slide show and made the different moon phases with Oreos!  They loved the Oreos part!
Austin was upset about something, I just think he's a cutie pie even when he's upset.



Friday we played with galaxy dough!  Just FYI, this stuff was a HUGE mess to make!!  HUGE!!  It was dough made from corn starch and shaving cream which I made blue with a little food coloring.  It smelled great and easy to clean up, but making the stuff was very messy and time consuming (getting the right consistency).  Austin wasn't sure about it at first, but he caught on and got into it-




Overall, there were a few hiccups, but it was a really fun week!  Jackson told everyone he saw (in the store, or at the post office, or people that came over) that it was space week day 4 (or whatever day it was).  They really got into the crafts and the theme.  Pirate week is coming soon!

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