The Way Back Home is a great read about a martian and earthling both working towards a common goal. The book depicts how new found friends help each other find their way back home. While reading this book, we took the opportunity to talk with Gus about the sky, stars and the moon. Last night we went out side and pointed to the stars and the moon, to help him with recognition. At only 14months old we are keeping it pretty simple but for your older kids you could go more in depth. As we read the book again we made sure to point out the stars and the moon in the illustrations. This book can also be bought in the set, Once There Was A Boy. We have the set and adore the other two books, Lost and Found and How To Catch A Star.
This Week's Featured Book:
Supplies For Activities:
- Empty Juice Box
- Large and Small Popsicle Sticks
- Wooden Craft Bead
- Lego Figurine
- Coffee Filter
- Whipped Cream
Activity #1...Clothespin and Popsicle Stick Airplane
Gus has been loving anything trains, airplanes, and trucks these days, so this popsicle stick airplane was a hit! Start by painting 2 large popsicle sticks and 2 small popsicle sticks the same color. Then paint the clothespin and the wooden bead another color. I used a hot glue gun to attach the popsicle sticks and wooden bead to the clothespin. There you have it, the cutest little homemade airplane.
Activity #2...Juice Box Walkie Talkie
The next time your little monster finishes their juice box, don't throw away that empty box. It will soon be their very own walkie talkie. Start by painting the box and then cut out a square and circle from tinfoil. Poke holes in the tinfoil and attach to the front of the box. Last just attach a red felt button to each side of the box and your walkie talkie is complete.
Activity #3...DIY Parachute
In this book the boy decides to parachute from the moon to the earth to get the necessities to help get these 2 off the moon and back home. This activity had Gus laughing pretty hard when the little lego guy parachuted off our stairs. We used string and a coffee filter to create our parachute.
Activity #4...Banana Airplane Treat
This cute little treat was super easy and included all of Gus' favorite fruits. In about a month Gus will be taking his second airplane ride to Hawaii. Now that he is a little older this trip will be even funner for him. For snack time we talked about our trip and how we get to ride in a great big plane! I used blueberries for the windows and whipped cream for the clouds.