A is for Astronomy

Karen from Two Tiny Hands has decided to challenge people to the #ABC123Challenge. I do like to teach my daughters and have fun with arts and crafts in the process. Having fun makes learning easier and we start at the very beginning of the alphabet this week with the letter 'a'.
A is for Astronomy

There are a number of projects we could have undertaken beginning with the letter 'a' but in this house my thoughts turned to 'astronomy'.

Homemade Wrapping Paper

A is for Astronomy

The first activity I have to share with you is very simple. Just take a piece of black paper or card a cookie cutter in the shape of a star and some yellow paint. Apply the yellow paint to the cookie cutter and place it down on the paper. Repeat the process so you have a starry sky. This would make a great homemade wrapping paper. Don't worry if the star smudges a bit you could always pass it off as a shooting star.

A Telescope and Binoculars

A is for Astronomy

Our thoughts then turned to how we view stars in the night sky. We may spy them by our eye but then there's a telescope and binoculars that lead to seeing them a little closer (unless they are pretend of course). So we got two toilet paper tubes coloured them in with crayon and bound them together with coloured glitter tape.

A is for Astronomy


I'm certain that there are many more activities you can do with astronomy in mind. My Star Wars bunting I created last year for one. You could also take a walk under the night sky and try spotting the moon and stars like we've done.

A is for Astronomy

You could also team these activities with books such as these by Oliver Jeffers.

A is for Astronomy



If you are looking for more activities beginning with the letter 'a' why not head over to see what Karen has been up to.

Sciemce Week runs from 10-18 March this year.



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Comments

  1. Ohh! What fab ideas. I love the homemade wrapping paper. #MMBC

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  2. My girls would love the binoculars! #globalblogging

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  3. I love the wrapping paper. I love crafty stuff. Unfortunately Cygnet seems to hate it. Oh well. Pen x #mg

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  4. I love the wrapping paper idea it looks so good. I bet splatter painting would work for this to be able to make clusters of stars! Great ideas and a great A! Sharing from the #familyfunlinky

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  5. Oh what lovely ideas, the wrapping would be a fab way to receive a gift #DreamTeam

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  6. I love the How to catch a star book, but I hadn't heard of The way back home! I love your idea to pass it off as a shooting star that makes perfect sense and adds to the fun. The Star Wars one is great too, my eldest may be a bit old to make it although she loves art and crafts so maybe she would as she is totally Star Wars obsessed, she recently had a friend over and they watched as many episodes as the could until 2 am when I said that's it go to bed! Luckily it was school holidays. thanks for linking up #mg

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  7. These are great ideas, thank you! 🌠 #FamilyFunLinky

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  8. I simply love this! Bravo! #mg xoxo

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  9. Great ideas. My two love making loo roll binoculars and the number of times I’ve been caught short when it comes to wrapping paper is rediculous. I usually end up wrapping it in plain white A4 then getting the kids to draw all over it or add stickers, I love the idea of using cookie cutters as stamps.
    Thank you for joining #FamilyFunLinky x

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  10. The telescope & binoculars look great - and I love that you've included a couple of picture book recommendations that run along with your theme also.

    I look forward to more of your posts in this challenge.

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  11. Homemade wrapping paper - brilliant!! I'm passing this on to my brother for his kids to do! #GlobalBlogging

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  12. Our two love a home made pair of binoculars. I think they really do believe that they can see things better with two toilet rolls! Lots of fun and I love the wrapping paper idea. Thanks for linking to #DreamTeam Helena x

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  13. The homemade wrapping paper is a lovely idea. I love stars. Thanks for sharing this with #TriumphantTales, hope to see you again on Tuesday!

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  14. Lovely ideas - love crafts on a theme! #bloggerpinparty

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  15. What fantastic ideas. My eldest loves crafts and space. We also love how to catch a star.

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  16. What super ideas! Space is very popular here too! #kltr

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  17. Some great ideas here, my daughter used to be space-mad when she was younger so would have loved these! Maybe I could try them with my son and see if she gets interested again! #KLTR

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  18. Astronomy is so much fun to teach the kids. They really get into star gazing and all of the fun projects you can do.

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  19. Ooh, lovely ideas! I think we'll have to give these a go! #bloggerpinparty

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  20. Ooh I love this idea, my daughter is currently learning her letters so I think she would really enjoy doing this. Thanks for linking up to #KLTR

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