We know that staying home during COVID19 can be a challenge. Therefore, each day schools are closed, (cool) progeny will offer easy activities to keep the the whole family engaged. If you try any of these activities, post pictures to Facebook and Instagram and tag us (#coolprogeny and @coolprogeny). After all, we’re all in this together!

Today’s fun? SPACE! Everyone is craving a little space right now, right? Get outside, check out the stars, and go on a space adventure right in your own family room.  You can download a PDF of these ideas here

Did you miss a day? No worries! You can view all of our (cool) fun at home ideas here.

DAY FOUR - Space - (cool) progeny

Cool Fun at Home: Space!

Explore Outside

Star Gazing

This is great for both the early risers and the night owls of your family! Download the free app Star Tracker and Let StarTracker guide you to explore the universe. Just hold up and point the device to the sky and have fun! You can see any stars, constellations and deep sky objects you are watching in real time. You can download the app on Google Play or iTunes.

Learn

What are Stars?

What are stars and how do they work? Head over to SciShow Kids to find out all about stars! 

Create a Soda Bottle Shuttle Stomper

Try this aerospace challenge from The Maryland Science Center and see how high you can get your straw shuttle to soar!

Creativity Challenge

Design Your Own Rocket Ship

Create a rocket ship that could take you to another planet! Join Ms. G-H from The St. Paul’s Schools on an adventure through space with a special friend.

Make Constellation Art Cards 

Before you go star gazing, make your own constellation art cards! Here’s the tutorial.

Move

Blast Off Like a Rocket

Blast off like a Rocket, Leap like a shooting star or spin like a Galaxy! Download these gross motor cards and cubes by 3 Dinosaurs for some “out of this world” fun and start moving.

Eat

Make a Health Moon “Cake” Snack

Spread peanut butter, cream cheese, or jelly onto a rice cake, english muffin, or round piece of bread. Use sliced fruit (like bananas or kiwis) and put a few slices on the rice cakes. Sprinkle Cheerios® or other fun cereal on top of the moon “cake.”

Story Time

Story Time from Space!

Watch astronauts on the Space Station read children’s books and perform science demonstrations through Story Time from Space! Science, literacy, and FUN? That’s a win for everyone!