I just wanted to send you all a friendly reminder that you signed up for the Space Station Imaginary Play center. Barbara would like A LOT of hands on activities for the children. Listed below are your fellow committee members
Group Coordinator: Person A (2 Day)
It is the Group Coordinators job is to delegate jobs to everyone else. To make sure that everyone is helping as necessary. To keep up with communications between group members as well as to make sure that when collecting donations that everyone knows where to go so that everyone doesn’t go to the same exact store. The Group Coordinator must also keep track of all items needed and collected so that they can ensure the Imaginary Play area has all that is needed. The group coordinator is also responsible for setting up a date where everyone can get together to create the Imaginary Play theme and also to decide who will be helping with clean up.
I know it sounds like a lot but don’t worry I am always here to help and I am more than happy to do so.
*Here is an idea for delegation you change the job description or needs as necessary
Members: Person B (Class) Collect Donations and specific items (Help w/ setup)
Person C (Class) Collect Donations and specific items (Help w/ setup)
Person D (Class) Collect Donations and specific items (Help w/ setup)
Person E (Class) Create Something Specific (Help w/take down)
Person F (Class) Create Something Specific (Help w/take down)
You will be responsible for setting up AND taking down this center. The setup date will be ---- and the take down date will be---- If you are unavailable it is YOUR responsibility to trade with someone from another month.
The School/ Teacher Barbara has the Following:
• Voting Booth to create outerspace backdrop
• Space suits, goggles, gloves, coveralls
You will need to Create, Collect, or Get Donations for the Following:
• A Very Large Refrigerator box either cover it in foil or paint it silver
There is a Refrigerator/ Air Conditioner Store in Lake Forest wehere you can get large boxes here is the info
Phone (949) 586-3669
Lake Forest, Ca 92630
Hours of Operation
Tuesday thru Friday 8:30-5:30
• The Spaceship can be round or square with towers. Windows or Portholes cut out would be fun
• Pie tins attached can be control knobs
• Make astronaut helmets for the kids (milk jugs)
Trim the neck off the jug
Cut an opening for the child’s face
Cut a slit from the bottom of the face opening to the neck so the child can get the helmet on easily
Cover the edges with tape (duct, masking, or electrical tape work best)
Spray the jug with non-toxic silver paint or cover with foil
• Use voting back drop to create Outerspace
• Old snow boots spray painted silver
• Control panel (does anyone have Computer Monitors we can use) we need as many buttons , switches, lights, beeps and controls as possible
• Make planets (perhaps Paper Mache or Bouncy Balls)
• Little Christmas lights, strobe light, small blinking lights
• Glow in the dark stars
• Old calculators and kitchen timers
• Old computer keyboards and head phones etc.
• Try making an intercom system made from PVC pipes or Dryer Vent Tubes that go from the rocket to mission control desk.
• Jetpacks made from two 2liter bottles duct taped together add should straps
• Moon rocks (rocks and Styrofoam pieces spray painted silver)
• Scale and rulers to measure “Moon Rocks” and chart to record findings
• Head phones
• Space Terrain- Bubble wrap
• Board with computer parts for touching and exploring
Turn the area under the stairs into a virtual Outer Space area. Cover floor completely with bubble wrap (layer- so not just one sheet, make it thick) use black curtains to separate area and christmas lights to light area under stairs.
•Game- Box- opened on bottom, Use tongs attached (duct taped) to paint sticks or something longer to try and lift ping pong balls at bottom of tall box, create smaller opening at top to make game a bit harder.
•Flower stand- run Christmas lights through holes where flowers were
• Any other ideas?- We value your ideas and thoughts and quite frankly we need them! Please let us know how we can make this theme even better!
WE NEED TO MAKE THIS SPACESHIP You can find directions by clicking on the link
Go Here for the Donations letter for the Space Station of basic items needed remember you can always add to it as needed. Simply Copy and Paste into a Word Document (change Font size as needed)Include the Base Donations Letter along with the specific Donations Letter for the unit you are working on
Please “REPLY TO ALL” and keep me in the loop with all emails so I can stay up to date with your progress and ideas.
We can make something like this for the kids to talk to each other through maybe connect it to the top of the loft so that they can talk to each other from above and below
Can we replicate this chair?
Lets make a similar game we just need golf balls, gloves and a box.
Last years photos
Below is just a cool work station they will be doing
I wrote LPPP with stars on the backdrop which we spray painted black
The computers are on a wooden stand one has a camera that is facing out so the kids can see themselves the other has a screen saver going of different space scenes. The Keyboards are not connected so the kids can play on them without changing the screen
Our Virtual Space Area. There are glow in the dark stars a black light and layers and layers of bubble wrap and packed air packing products taped together to create a Virtual Space area
We ligned the top of the under loft area with lights
One of my favorite things ever a Space Ship Fix- it area. Above this board it says " What Makes a Spaceship Work?" The kids can plug and unplug cords, ribbons, etc. They can move and remove memory cards, RAM, and other pieces.
The back is all anti- static bags
This was made from computer parts I had in my garage!
Above you can see our communication system it connects to the spaceship
Moon rock exploration: The kids can weigh, measure and log their findings
Our Science Lab There are Test Tubes filled with different liquids, beads etc. There are science bottles and baggies
The above baggie is one of my favorites I have ever made it is Styrofoam packing peanuts, hair gel, and glitter.
Our Gravitiy, Inertia, Propolsion Testing
We created this out of cardboard packing material
We have a basket at the bottom and a bucket connected to a pulley system that takes the bucket up to the loft
Kaia dressed in her astronaut apparel
We have a space set aside for the Astronaut apparel and accessories to be stored
The inside of the Spaceship, a light strand is attached to the top top light the spaceship
Dryer vent tubes attached to rubber gloves are used for space exploration and plastic bowls from the Dollar Tree make lookouts.
Egg cartons attached to the top create texture
Our solar system made from wood trim from Home Depot and different sized bouncy balls balanced on the wood
In the back is a giant Sun the kids worked on