If You Decide to go to the Moon Free Book Companion Set
Launch your outer space theme with this Free If You Go to the Moon Pre-k book companion! This set includes a printable craft (straw rocket), book review, discussion questions and vocabulary review to compliment the book If You Decide to go to the Moon by Faith Mcnulty.
Our Pre-K Book Companions each feature a different book that preschoolers are sure to love. These companions are a great tool for early childhood educators to engage young learners in essential language and literacy skill development.
After reading the book engage your students in a discussion about vocabulary from the story. We also include a list of discussion questions to review before, during, and after reading.
Next, preschoolers can do their very own book review! This activity encourages children to recall information they heard in the book. Be sure to have the book available for children to review as desired.
Each of our Pre-K Book Companion packs includes a hands-on component! In this activity pack we included a rocket printable to create a fun straw rocket.
Straw rockets are a blast to play with and can be used to facilitate the learning of math skills such as measurement and counting backward from 10 to 1.
This activity is the perfect compliment to an Outer Space Theme!
Create a Straw Rocket
To create the straw rocket you will need a few supplies:
Assembly is easy, preschoolers can complete their rocket with little adult support.
Print the rocket of your choice, either color or B&W. Your preschooler may enjoy adding their own flair to their rocket using the B&W version.
Begin by cutting out the rocket. When preschoolers cut their own rocket out they are working on hand-eye coordination and developing fine motor skills.
Wrap a square of paper, about 2 inches long, around the end of the straw and secure with tape.
Alternately you can simply use an additional straw that is slightly wider and cut down to about 2 inches.
Fold the paper over at the end, or if using an additional straw simply cover with tape. The goal is for air not to flow through the end.
Remove the straw and tape the piece of paper to the back of your rocket.
Insert the straw into the paper on the back
Countdown from 10 to 1 and then....blast off!
Blow into the straw to launch the rocket!
Extend this activity
This activity can be extended in many fun ways. Here are a few ideas:
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