|This rocket has a built-in space broom and |
sweeper to help keep space clean. Obviously.
I usually use this as one of my first painting lessons in order to give kids practice with filling in areas and painting around others. I suppose it would be WAY easier to just use a black piece of construction paper for the background. It would also be WAY less fun for my students. First graders love to paint. Of course you know that already.
This is a project that ends up being pretty successful all around. I love integrating science curriculum into my projects so it's a bonus for everyone.
I don't want to take full credit for this lesson. I think I may have originally found a similar lesson on Deep Space Sparkle or another blog, but I don't remember which. I wrote up my own plans for it and you can check them out here.