When I was a kid my dream was to become an Astronaut. I was in that Punky Brewster/ Challenger era where we were obsessed with the thought of galaxy’s far, far away. The dream of going up into space and seeing all the stars, and the planets made me – and many of my classmates -super excited. Anytime there’s been a space launch I’ve watched or listened on the radio. There is just something so fascinating about the whole process. What’s out there? What is it like to look down on the earth from above?
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My kids haven’t really been around long enough to know the excitement of astronauts going off into space – sure they’ve heard of it, but to watch it on T.V. as they countdown and feel the rush of excitement as it takes off? They don’t understand what I’m so excited about.
To get them excited about what is to “infinity and beyond” I decided to find some creative space/science crafts and projects. I found a ton of stuff for us to do! I put together a great round-up of things to do, you can check them out here. (Here’s a preview of some of the great things I found).
My daughter’s have started their own research about Space and even started requesting some books at the library (Score 1 for Mom). They also found this really awesome articles including my favorite, 8 Facts About Space That Will Rock Your World (seriously – it’s true, it totally will – for example, did you know the Apollo astronauts footsteps on the moon will probably stay there for 100 million years? Talk about leaving your mark on the world!). They’ve really taken such an interest in it, that after watching the previews for the new Interstellar Movie I knew I was going to have to make it a family event. (Plus what Mom doesn’t love Matthew McConaughey??!)
Synopsis of the movie: With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.
I absolutely cannot wait to see this movie! With the stellar effects and drama, we are definitely taking in this movie via IMAX!
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My kiddo loves space after visiting OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry). He wants stars and moons on everything now, and rocketships are now awesome.
This is the first I’ve heard of the movie. It sounds incredibly interesting, and your craft idea collection is awesome!
I have to check out some of those science experiments. My boys love stuff like that.
I am so ready for this movie. Thanks for the activities link.
We must have been in the same era! I’ve not heard of this movie but will check it out.
This is the first time I’ve heard about this movie. My kids loved space when they were little.
Nice share! We’re lucky we can feel what it’s like to be in space with IMAX.
This movie looks like it’s going to be awesome. I definitely want to see it on an IMAX screen!
These space crafts are really cool! I especially like the little hand made UFO!
I have been waiting to see this movie. I will be going this weekend and i cant wait.
I have not heard of this movie. I will have to check it out. Love all the great craft ideas.
Where have I been? I haven’t hear about this movie. But now I am curious and want to see it.
That’s fun that you had them make crafts to build up the momentum. The crafts came out great too!
My son is really into outer space lately. I bet be would love this movie!
I haven’t heard of this movie until right now! It looks awesome. Will have to keep an eye out for it in theatres.
That picture of Punky Brewster got me. Used to love that! I will totally watch this movie.
I remember when the Challenger crashed. They came to my school to talk to us about it. I haven’t seen any previews for this movie yet. It sounds really good.
This looks like a really great movie. I am so glad it will be in imax!
I’m interested in seeing InterStellar. It looks like a really interesting story.
I’m chomping at the bit for Interstellar. Anything that involves outer space sci-fi and Matthew McConaughey is going to be good.
I remember that episode of Punky! I can’t wait for this movie!
That’s a great way to get your children excited about astronauts! Love the crafts! This looks like a great show.
Seeing that photo of Punky Brewster brings back memories. Looks like a great movie, we are always looking for good flicks!
We love watching these types of movies. They are definitely interesting.