Space Exploration Day
Every year on July 20, we have Space Exploration Day. This holiday, which is also called "National Moon Day," was made by President Ronald Reagan to honor the first crewed mission to the moon and landing on the moon on July 20, 1969.
President John F. Kennedy set a goal for the United States to land on the moon by the end of the decade. It took eight years for the Apollo 11 mission to be successful. The day also aims to get children interested in and excited about careers in space sciences and space exploration. So, let's look up at the stars and think about all the amazing progress we've made in space so far, and dream about where we can still go.
Space Exploration Activities
INGREDIENTS: You will need 1 cup flour, 1 cup water, whisk, cotton balls, grey food coloring, tin foil, cookie sheet, small toy hammers for the children.
DIRECTIONS to make the Moon Rocks:
Lay the completed rocks onto another cookie sheet lined with foil. Once the Moon Rocks are cooled, have the children explore each of the rocks. Invite them to crush the rocks using the toy hammers or their hands (although using hammers would be way more fun).
*Archived from H&H's Constant Contact Newsletter [7.13.2022]