Space is the ultimate frontier, and my kids are constantly asking me questions about this amazing thing that they think must only float above the sky in the dark of night. We have talked a lot about the Solar System recently and we have started to learn a bit more about the world around us. My kids love to learn and they love to do hands-on activities that give them real-world experiences.
They have been very inquisitive recently about the way that the Solar System works and where it goes during the day. My husband and I have decided that it was time to help them gain a better understanding so we purchased are going to purchase a fun DIY kit that will let them build their own Solar System. We found a set that is easy for kids under 7 to complete and we jumped on it.
This kit from Amazon allows for the kids to paint their own planets (it even has glow-in-the-dark paint) and hang it in their room. We will use the kit to experiment with flashlights so that the kids can see how the planets move and why things are not visible in the daylight. Since the planets are Styrofoam and can hang we can mimic the movement of the sun and the planets with the flashlight.
The kit is very simple and very fun. It is sure to wow any kid, or adult, that has a fascination with the planets and space.