Celebrating World Space Week with Kids
Wild Thing (almost 5) loves space. He's known all of the planets for awhile now and often reminds me that Triton is a moon of Neptune, something I definitely did not know before he learned it through a space book or video (probably in both). So, this week, we'll be celebrating with lots of space activities (and I'll be sharing, later in the week, some of our favorite space books as well as some favorite Star Wars book for early readers since in addition to this week being World Space Week, Oct. 4-11, it's also Star Wars Reads Day on Oct. 11). So, here's some space inspiration for meals and snacks this week.
Lunch inspired by Space Boy by Leo Landry, a book shared by J Daniel 4's Mom in her Read.Explore.Learn series. Not sure my rocket sandwich will looks as good as hers, but I'll try!
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Planetary Pizza for Dinner -- We've got some leftover pepperoni pizza (representing the red planet, Mars) and I'll be making a Veggie Venus Pizza too.
Alien Bento Box for lunch inspired by this awesome Alien Invader Bento from My Small Potatoes. I especially love her boiled egg alien, which could also be a fun breakfast idea this week.
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Toy Story Alien Snack - Creative Kid Snacks made an awesome Toy Story Alien Snack using, primarily, green grapes. When I make ours, it might become Yoda instead for my Star Wars loving boys.
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For dinner, we're having Jupiter Stew -- an orange stew with a red storm brewing! I'm making Twice Cooked Sweet Potato Soup garnished with diced red pepper to be the storm. It's a recipe from a good old fashioned cookbook, so I'll share it on my Facebook page this week since there's no link.
Red Planet Stuffed Peppers for Dinner. Mars is Wild Thing's favorite planet, so I'm hoping these peppers are a hit. I'll probably adjust this recipe a bit to fit his taste, which basically means I'll be simplifying it a bit.
On the weekend, we love to have a family movie night. I'm thinking we might give E.T. a try since Halloween is coming soon and we've got a lot of interest in space right now. We've done an E.T. Family Movie Night before, but in all honesty, back then, the boys really didn't watch the movie, but wondered off to play as we watched it. We'll be enjoying some Intergalactic Popcorn with our movie (that means popcorn that I'll let them add cheese or sprinkles to) as well as some breadsticks and pretzels with dipping sauces inspired by E.T.'s glowing finger, and, of course, some Reese's Pieces.
How will YOU celebrate World Space Week? Share your favorite space activities, crafts, books and more, and if you blog, share a link as I want to add more fabulous ideas to my All About Space Pinboard. And, here's hoping your week is out of this world!
Sharing at: After School Activities Linky and In and Out of the Kitchen Linky.
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