After reading and rereading our stack of space-themed books, the girls were rattling off facts they had learned to anyone who would listen! Don’t kids have amazing memories? Anyway, I asked them if they would like to make lift-the-flap books with questions and answers about space – yes, of course they would!
We used some blank board books as our base. We folded pieces of card stock in half for the flaps, then attached them to the book pages with glue dots when we were done. (I have found with my girls it’s much less frustrating to throw away a “messed-up” flap than to make a mistake right on the book page.)
Since this book required a lot of writing, I agreed to write their questions, and they wrote the answers. Using our space books as reference, they chose the information for their books. Natalie’s main goal was to stump her readers with tricky questions!
Stickers were the finishing touch. The girls have really enjoyed sharing these with our extended family – what a fun way to reinforce what they learned about space!
Tip of the Day: Teaching someone else is an excellent way to deepen your learning. Maybe your child would like to make an informative book or poster, teach a lesson to a younger sibling, or give you a test!