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Learning About Stars

We’ve been doing a lot of star-themed activities thanks to our Babbabox, and so my kids were very excited to learn more about the stars by watching Big Bird’s Adventure: One World, One Sky at the Boston Museum of Science. The show turned out to be less about the stars and more about how we are all beneath the same sky, whether we’re on Sesame Street or in China, but they did learn about the North Star and the Big Dipper, as well as that the sun is a star. And I’m guessing that is about as much as they would have gotten out of any show. The tone of the show was perfect for my kids, as well as four of their friends – two we had arranged to meet up with and two more who just happened to be there!


Are your kids learning about the moon and the stars? Here are few other activities they might enjoy:

And from this blog:

Do you have any space-themed activities to share?

We received free tickets to the planetarium show, as well as to the Boston Museum of Science. All opinions are my own.

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

23 thoughts on “Learning About Stars”

  1. I love this space activity and the others you shared. We will have some space stuff coming up in the new year, so I am sure I will be asking to include this!

  2. I really like how I see the same moon here in Australia that friends and family see around the world. :)

  3. We had a solar system obsession last year and did quite a bit. I highly recommend a book Postcards from Pluto by one of my favorite non-fiction writers Loreen Leedy, I think both Emma and Johnny will enjoy it.

  4. Varya @ littleartists

    Sounds like fun! We only talked about stars so far, the Sun and the moon. Would be interesting to try – Miss T at the age where she questions everything and draws pretty interesting conclusions

  5. Sounds like a great show for preschoolers (and how I wish we still got Seasame Street in the UK :( ). Thank you for including our pinterest board. We’re starting to become fascinated by the night sky as unlike in the summer J is awake to see it – we currently have Mars in view and the moon beautiful at the moment as well can see what our furture will bring with even more space themed stuff.

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