Recently Boobear has gotten very interested in space. Not surprising in this family!
He asked his grandmother to buy him a pack of little foam craft balls. She did and we were expecting him to do something with them that was related to Minecraft or Angry Birds.
Nope – instead he wanted to make a model of the solar system.
While he worked on the planets, we looked at photos from NASA of each one. We talked about the rocky inner planets, the asteroid belt, the gas giants and the moon. We talked about how the sun is a star, Jupiter the largest planet and Pluto a dwarf planet. We talked about comets and the Milky Way.
He loved every moment. He’s very proud of his little planets. When we can, we’ll buy some foam balls in different sizes to make a proper model.