Take a boy that is obsessed with space, add some sidewalk chalk and a sunny day and 3-2-1 LIFT OFF!!! Here is one of the rockets he drew this week. (Ahem--I am not sure which way is up, so use your imagination.)
Here is another:
Here is one of mine that James added more flames to (in blue):
And an alien spaceship that he added pink flames to:
After more rockets and aliens were drawn, we started a super-sized word find thingy. He has been enjoying word finds, so I started by asking him to give me a space word, then another, and we linked them all together.
Make no mistake--this kid is reading these words, no problem! (Nice, but does he listen? No. Is he nice to his sister? No. Does he pick up his dirty clothes? No. But one step at a time, right?) Here is a big view of the whole shebang:
(Yes, here is Ella dashing thru, about to run and draw on the house, the garage, the swingset and the Adirondack chairs with chalk. SO CUTE!!!!)
I asked him what his favorite space word was on the word search and he ROLLED HIS EYES and said "C'mon Mom!!! Pluto, OF COURSE!!!")
Does it get any better than this? My heart will simply BURST if it does.