Saturday, July 8, 2017

What's In The Sky for July!

Happy Full Moon Pals!  The full moon is exact on July 9 at 13:10.

What are this months full moon names? The names for the July Moon are Ripe Corn Moon, Summer Moon, Ghost Moon, Crane Moon, Rose Moon, Mead Moon and Moon of Mid Summer.

This is a full month with the DELTA AQUARIUS METEOR Shower Jul 21-Aug 23 and the PERSEIDS Jul 13-Aug 26!

Coming in August we also have the Partial lunar eclipse August 7 and Total solar eclipse August 21!

Did you know we call the moon names?

Don't worry we are being kind!  The moon has been given names from different peoples based on the calendar and their culture for centuries! Some of May moon names are: The Flower Moon, The Milk Moon, Bright Moon, Hare Moon, Grass Moon, Planting Moon, Panther Moon, Dragon Moon and the Moon When Leaves Are Green.The Arapaho Indians referred to this Full Moon as "when the ponies shed their shaggy hair"
See the names for every month: 

Learn more about the Full Moon Names,  Moon Phases and Moon Facts at Planetpals!

Monday, July 3, 2017

How Important Is Caring For Earth - Let Kids tell Us!

Teachers Help Kids Illustrate How Important Environmental Responsibility Is!

Kids around the world illustrate how important caring for the planet can be.

Canton Elementary School Student Andrew , first grade, drew his rendition of Planetpals Earthman.  


Kids Illustrate how to Care about earth with art
Muzak thought up his own Planetpals Characters....and shared them with us. This creative poster idea was part of an art compitition organized by HRCA mega events, Pakistan. Muaaz Salman and in the first grade received silver medal for this.


Kids Illustrate how to Care about earth with art

Simple ideas by using newsprint and printed type, teach us to plant trees. Drawing by Christie.

Kids Illustrate how to Care about earth with art

Division 1,  K-1st grade student Jonathan R. from Samoset Elementary Manatee County teaches us about water conservation.


Kids Illustrate how to Care about earth with art

Teaching us many things!  This clever poster by first grader Rachel Watson illustrates everything we can foo to help Earth.She won first prize.
Kids Illustrate how to Care about earth with art
There are many more great ideas for Teachers to Teach responsibility at Planetpals.  All Earth all the time!







Thursday, June 8, 2017

Think Pink this June Full Moon!

June's full moon, will reach its peak this Friday, June 9, at 9:10 a.m. EST.  Known as the Strawberry Full Moon, the Strong Sun MoonMoon When Berries Are Ripe, the Dyan Moon, Moon of Horses, Planting Moon, Windy Moon, Green Corn Moon, Lotus Moon and Rose Moon.  Think about those while you view this special moon! 

This months moon is at 

The Full Moon will be in Sagittarius (Sun in Gemini opposite Moon in Sagittarius. 
Also on June 9, Jupiter ends its retrograde motion.


Learn more about the full moon pages and names.

Friday, June 2, 2017

How We Transformed A Swing Set Into A Tree House For Growing Kids

This recycle idea is not for the birds!

Playthings swing sets are a great addition to your yard when kids are young, but they soon outgrow them.  What do you do then?  
With three boys , one family in Canton MA had a unique idea.  Why not transform the existing swing set into a tree house, hence, get a few more years out of it!  It was a great building project for the kids as well as a lesson in the art of the 4 R's....Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Remake.
A photo story from beginning to end:
The original Playthings Williamsburg swing set configuration.  

Family and friends had plenty of fun on the old swing set through the years.


A front view showing the new configuration as a tree house (still utilizing the swings)
 
Close up of the Tree House  section, roof and deck added, as well as, a bench inside. Allowing more room for grown kids and additional play space.

A side view of the new Tree House 

Brenden, Andrew, Christopher and friend Josh show off the final Tree House!  Notice the ropes tied to the front and sides for safety and adding a fun look.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Patriotic Craft Ideas for Summer Holidays

Whether you are celebrating Memorial Day, 4th of July,  Labor Day  or any other patriotic day or event check out these great craft ideas for the US Flag, decor or parties.




These RocK!  Painted Flag Rocks.  Fun to find the stones and fun to paint. 


Decorate your Camp site with Red, White, Blue And Oh So Green Patriotic Campers


Have a crafty Summer Pals!