We are exploring Outer Space this month. We started a week early to prepare for our field trip to the Children's Museum. I've been stocking up on anything spacey or glow-in-the-dark to use for this theme. I didn't find much at the dollar store for the first time. I had better luck at Meijer and Hobby Lobby.
I found Glow-in-the-Dark spitballs at Hobby Lobby. They come dehydrated and look suspiciously like blue water beads. When I hydrate them, they turn clear and are water beads. They glow blue in the dark. The melon scooper is the perfect size for water beads. The large end will fit two, while the little end fits one at a time.
I guess I didn't completely strike out at the dollar store, because the star glass containers and glass beads come from there. This activity is using tongs to scoop Kryptonite into the "safe" star.
Mix and match space stickers. These are so fun. You can make aliens, robots, rockets and astronauts.
Ben-10 counting and matching.
Meteor wiffle balls.
Crayola Glow Explosion Glow Magic.
Bobo put the spinner together himself using a screwdriver. The planets, comet and spaceship really glow!