This is the first post in my series of three: here are Part Two (Art Appreciation & Painting with Van Gogh) and Part Three (Full Moon Artwork, FREE Counting Stars printable, & Galaxy PlayDough)
This is a three-part series that I will be publishing this week. I hope you enjoy exploring the night sky as much as we have!
Night Sky Sensory Bin
- rice, coloured with black liquid tempera paint (I just squeezed a few globs into the rice, then mixed it around until it was all covered, then laid it on cookie sheets to dry for a few days. I really did use paint that was labelled black, but it turned out dark blue -very weird! I actually prefer the dark blue in the end, so that is fine!!)
- glowing stars (from a toy store; I've heard you can get them at Dollar stores, but haven't been so fortunate)
- glowing rocks (from a special friend!)
- clear plastic diamonds (Dollarama)
- glow sticks
- LED tealight candles
Black Paper & Chalk
Keeping A Moon Journal
My next Night Sky posts will involve some Van Gogh inspired painting (really, how can you not involve the guy when you are learning about night skies and art??), testing out some Galaxy Play-dough, a Star Counting printable, and some full-moon artwork.
This activity uses this Principle of Design in Visual Art:
- Contrast: viewing the difference in opposing colours
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