by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Garth Williams
This story is about learning to wait. Wait Till the Moon is Full is a story about learning to wait. It is important in early childhood as later in life this is an important ability in many ways. Little Raccoon wants to do many things outside, and asks his mother over and over when he can go outside. She always answers, “Wait until the moon is full.” She also sings songs about the moon and night. Finally, Little Raccoon is able to take his baseball bat and go outside and play when the moon is full.
There are few stories about waiting that have such a clearly impatient character, and this is a good story to read to children who are impatient for events to happen.
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The bubbling snowman is simply a version of using baking soda and vinegar which children never seem to become tired of doing. When the bubbling begins, it looked like it is snowing. Please see the blog post here for more information and a short video.
Observe and journal about a tree for an outdoors science activity. Visit the same tree a each season of the year to notice what is happening. More information and a free PDF is available at the blog post.
Have you see the dancing dime experiment to demonstrate that warm air takes up more space than cold air? See the post at this link for more information as well as a very short video.
Solar Bead Necklaces are amazing for children but do not tell the secret while inside and working on the project. Let children discover for themselves how the sun causes these beads to reveal their colors. They will be happy to share the information with you! For information please see the blog post at this link.
Watch Me Grow, Rabbit is a nonfiction book for children with facts, information, and photos that show how rabbits grow and live. The free printable at the blog post has a worksheet and answer key to accompany the text.