- Balls or balloons
- Electronic music (e. g., The Planets by Horst)
For this activity, children represent the sun, moon, and planets, and imagine they are in space above and around the Earth. Using balls or balloons of different sizes or their arms in round shapes, they move around each other turning and spinning. This activity is an opportunity to learn about rotation and revolution and the names of familiar planets. Children can also imagine they are satellites, spaceships, flying saucers, and astronauts. Play the music as a celestial background.
From 365 Days of Creative Play by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.
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