Here is a fun simple way for children to make star ornaments for the ” Christmas Tree”! You will need the following supplies to get started!
Pre Cut Star Shapes
Confetti Suggestions: See List Below
Iridescent Metallic Confetti
Sparkling Snow Confetti
Blue & White Snow Flake Confetti
Hole Punch ( Optional)
Place individual stars on newspaper.
Place a hole in top of star for ribbon.
Cover pre cut star shapes with glue.
Sprinkle confetti over glue covered star.
Let star dry.
Once dry hang your stars on your tree!
Our night sky may appear to have stars of the same color. Look closely the next time you view the stars at night. You will notice that some stars are colored. Colored stars help us to determine the temperature of a star. A star can be defined as a natural luminous body visible in the sky especially at night.
Temperature Star Information
Blue White Stars- Hottest
White Stars- Warmer Than Average
Yellow Stars-Average Temperature
Orange Stars-Cooler Than Average
This holiday seasons create a little fun in the kitchen with some cool simple “Star Temperature Cookies”. Please view directions below!
Baked Short Bread or Sugar Cookies
Food Coloring – Red, Yellow, Blue
Place cookies on individual plates.
Mix food coloring with white icing to create the following colors: Red, Yellow, Blue .
Red + White= Red Icing
Yellow + White = Yellow Icing
Blue + White= Blue Icing
Icing cookies to create your simple “Temperature Holiday Star Cookies”!
Eat & Enjoy
Keep Looking Up At The Stars The Holiday Season!
As you Trick or Treat down your neighborhood streets take a look in the sky to see who you just might meet! As you Trick or Treat! Look up above at the groups of stars in your sky on “Halloween Night” to meet your seasonal constellations. Constellations can be defined as a group of stars that make an imaginary shapes in the night sky. They are usually named after mythological characters, people or animals and objects.
Here are a few characters you can look for:
The Winged Horse Pegasus- Four bright stars that form a square.
Princess Andromeda- Andromeda is connected to ” Pegasus” forming a “V”.
King Cepheus: Stars forming an upside down stick figure house.
Queen Cassiopeia- Stars forming the letter “W” .
HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!!!
Boys and Girls have you heard the news! The planet, stars, comets and asteroids are on the move! Stay tune for more fun activities related to our Solar System. In the mean time lets play a game. Use the word bank to complete the following statements! Creat a postcard or wirte a letter about the Solar System and send it to a friend!
See you soon!
Solar System Post Card Game
I am a star!
I am the fastest planet!
I am the hottest planet!
You live on me!
I am the Red Planet!
I am a rock floating between Mars and Jupiter!
I am the largest planet and also home to the” great red spot”!
I have more rings than any other planet!
I am the only planet tipped on my side!
I am the eighth planet from the Sun!
Solar System Word Bank
Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Sun Asteroids Comets