What You’ll Need
- Thin cardboard
- Colored cardstock
- Wiggle eyes
What to Do
- On thin cardboard, draw the outline of a rocket ship taking off, or a spaceship on a light beam. Cut it out.
- Cover the ship with foil. Cut out the exhaust shape or light beam from cardstock, and glue it in place.
- Add details with cardstock, markers, and wiggle eyes. Write a message on the cardstock.
- Now, rocket into reading with a good book!
Extend the Fun
For younger kids: On the back of your bookmark, draw a character from outer space. Ask your parents to help you learn more about the astronauts; do any of them have a name like yours? Write your name and their name on your bookmark.
For older kids: What’s it like to live aboard the International Space Station for a year? As a family, read aloud excerpts from Scott Kelly’s book, Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, to find out. Then ask each other: “If you were going to live on the space station, name five things you’d want to take with you.” Compare your choices with those of your friends and family.