Thursday, June 24, 2010

Astronauts, Aliens and Rocket Adventures

Today, we read the book Astronaut Piggy Wiggy by Christyan and Diane Fox.  What a cute, imagination story for preschoolers.   Piggy Wiggy takes us on a space adventure.  He shows us that food floats in outer space, and he must fix his rocket from the outside.  He meets new "friends" and travels to new places.......All while eating his breakfast.  Such a cute and easy to read story.  Nathan loved it and wanted me to read it over and over again.


To go along with the book, Nathan made a rocket.  He also made alien friends (Sarah, Zachary and Nicholas did as well).  It ended up being a cute project for all of them to do.

We used the Enchanted Learning website to make the rocket.  You will need an empty paper towel tube, construction paper, glue, tape and scissors.  You can also use crayons, markers or stickers to decorate your rocket as well.  Click on the above link for the rocket ship directions.


You can't really see the picture very well, but the aliens have lots of eyes, hence the wiggle eyes the kids glued onto the aliens that they drew.








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8 comments:

Z-Kids said...

Love those drawings!
Z-Dad

Rebecca said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :) My son would like these crafts- he loves anything to do with space, because of Buzz Lightyear ;)

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Love Eye-stein and Pink Eye! Too funny.

Alissa said...

Looks like fun! I did a space storytime at the library once and it was a blast. I'll have to do one again some time. I like the idea of making pictures of aliens.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

How fun, I see you could've also done a pig activity this week too. Although I think a rocket looks like a lot more fun! I love all those eyes on the aliens! Cute drawings☺

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The eyes really make the space creatures. What fun book! Enchanted Learning has such great ideas.

Cathy said...

My son is going to LOVE this craft. Thanks for the ideas!

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