Did your family take part in the eclipse? We did but we were only to receive a partial eclipse so at the time of totality it looked like a stormy cloudy day. I hope we’re able to travel to the next one, it looked like such a fun event for those who experience 100% block out.
My daughter wasn’t too impressed with the actual even but became interested in space as my boys were watching a documentary of some of the space missions that had failed.
To give her a bit of excitement in our daily math routine, I created these space counting cards to see if it would spark a love of space for her. She thought they were cute but isn’t going to become an astronaut which is no problem.
Try these space counting cards printables to help your kids count to 20.
Print out the cards onto cardstock and cut them out. You can use clothes pins and have your kids clip the correct answer with them. You can laminate them so you can reuse them again with dry erase markers.
To extend the activity, read your favorite space books, watch a really good space documentary and go star gazing on a clear night outside of the city. It’s hard to see them all with the bright lights of the city. We do this when we go camping. See if you can spot any constellations.
Get the entire Space Math Pack for Preschool with fun counting, addition, subtraction, patterning worksheets and more.