English Club : The Solar System

I love English Club. 

I love working with older kids – especially the teenagers. They are so full of laughter and joyfullness! πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

I used a book with a chart of the solar system in it for the children to use visually, while I read a description to the kids about each planet – the size in relation to eachother, where the planet lies in relation to the sun, what materials each planet is made up of, and how each planet looks.

  
  
Using fruits and food pieces, the kids tried to make our solar system, according to how the planets are in relation to the sun (the orange slice)….

    
   

We then went on to use playdough to form our planets – the size they were in relation to eachother, and how each planet looked….

  
When we had done this, we went down to the playroom, and using toilet paper, and a chart, we measured how far each planet was from the distance of the sun….

  
   
    
 A fabulously fun way to learn about the solar system! 

And doing this topic with older children also makes me realise how much more meaningful it is to them, instead of doing it with preschool and kindergartan children, which I have done before – and who really can’t be expected to grasp this at all! πŸ˜³πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ƒ

 

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