Fun activities are the best source of enjoyment for the kids. These activities not only make them glad but also helps in boosting a child’s fitness, his/her physical well-being, and improves social, interpersonal and behavioral skills, and if these activities contain educational components, then it becomes the important source of learning which help them increasing their cognitive and intellectual skills. Kids with growing age become curious and adventurous; they show more interest in interactive activities than conventional teachings, because conventional teaching at times becomes boring especially for grown-up kids. I have been already described number of fun learning activities for toddlers and preschoolers in my previous articles. Therefore, in today’s article I am going to share an interactive fun activity to do with kids which I am sure will be quite encouraging, interesting and informative for your kids.
Little Astronaut – To Explore Galaxies:
During the winter my attention was attracted to the changes in the stars and planets in the sky (Paul Nurse)
Similarly, our children remain very curious and attracted towards changes in stars, universe, solar system and its revolving mysteries. Especially, when they see the character of astronaut and the whole scenario of solar system and stars in cartoons and movies, they get more attracted and interested in becoming an astronaut. If you ask any child what he/she wants to be, probably majority would answer to be an “astronaut”. Even you ask the same question to teenager or adults the answer of going into space would be top of their priority. And to satisfy the curiosity of their learning and exploring about space travel, know about planets, stars, moon, and solar system, organize this simple activity at home with recycled material.
What You Need…
Cardboard is an amazing recycling material to turn into your real object. Take two medium size boxes and a large rectangular box, tape, and scissor and off course your little one energetic partner. Give the shape of your own choice to your craft and get ready.
- To prepare this craft take rectangular shape box because it is easy to stand it vertically and cut the circular shape hole from top.
- To create top pyramid shape, cut cardboard into triangular shape and joined them with tape to reinforce the pyramid shape.
- To make its wings, cut the other board in triangle shape and also make a vertical cut with the help of sharp cutter to attach it side by side.
- To make it more bright and colorful give your kids freedom to be more creative and let them make it more bright and shine with aluminum foil paper and glitter card sheets.
- Give them markers, colors, paints to decorate their craft in their own way and draw buttons, control panel, screen of their own choice.
- You can also prepare props like stars, planets, sun, moon and enjoy the whole activity with your kids.
Take another small box to prepare the helmet. Keep its one side open and cut other side in square shape. Trim the strip from box and stick them inside the box to give it a helmet look.
Once the craft and helmet are ready set the music of star wars and let your kido to move his craft into the next galaxy. Even your whole family can be a part of this activity.
This simple interactive activity is perfect for winter days and you along with your kids can share a lot of fun together without being bored. Your kids not only love your presence in the activity but also learn more about planets, stars and solar system. They get learn their names, their purpose which you can explain them during pretend play. The best you can do is to create an atmosphere of universe in a room and play the background music of explosion and craft sound. I am sure this would be the best activity you can enjoy with your kids.
So, Wonderful parents I hope you would like this activity, as it is family fun activity, apart from playing preparing your own craft is a very interesting task to do which I am sure you and your kid will enjoy the most. You can also use tissue roll, plastic bottle or soda bottle to prepare small size rocket ship for your little one and can enjoy the astronaut activity with toddlers too. We parents are teachers of our children we should not leave everything to the school to get them educate, by organizing these activities at home we can not only make them physical fit but also can help them improving their knowledge and learning.
Do your kids love astronauts and cardboard craft? Have you ever experienced this pretend play with your kids? How your craft was turn out? All mums and dads share your experience below!