I snuck outside while they were watching tv and drew the solar system on our driveway.
She noticed that I’d excluded Pluto and was highly offended. Oops. Guess she’s decided not to subscribe to the Pluto isn’t a Planet team.
I had a couple ideas for ways to use our chalk solar system.
Race to the Sun review game.
I like to have them pick a number between 1-20 to decide who goes first. It’s easy peasy and has eliminated the griping. I’m a big fan of less griping.
Whoever wins the number pick gets the first review question.
Each correct answer means a hop to the next planet.
I know his feet positioning looks like he’s ready to run the other way…but he really enjoyed this game a lot. Even if the eleven in him won’t let him admit it!
We also just hopped forwards and backwards down the solar system naming the planets in order. In the direction we were going, of course.
Another way we’ll play (an impromptu play date interrupted us though) is to use a squirt bottle to erase random planets and see if we can remember and name the missing one.
Just a little fun School Lite stuff we did today!
Other Solar-y System Stuff: