Today is Look Up At the Sky Day!

April 14th, 2010 3:00am

One of the most important lessons kids teach us is to take time in our day to observe and appreciate the simple things in life! For instance, one of my favorite games to play with my kids is the “cloud game”. We lay out on the grass or the trampoline and we try to find pictures of things in the cloud formations. Sometimes, we even make up stories about what we see. It really gives you and your kids a chance to show off your imaginations! Even my toddler will sit back and play this without getting bored! While my kids get a kick out of observing the clouds changing, I get a moment of near ¬†meditation as I listen to my kids, breath in the air and enjoy the sun. It also reminds me of how small and yet how important we each are in the grand scheme of things.

So in honor of ¬†“Look Up at the Sky Day”, I suggest a few opportunities for kids and parents to appreciate this simple pleasure in life…our beautiful sky! Whether it is by night or by day, there are some visual adventures to be had from this amazingly huge realm hovering above us!

If your kids get a kick out of the night sky wonders, we’ve got a great reference for you. Check out KidsAstronomy.com for some great tips on observing and finding objects in the night sky. Susan Caplan of Kidscrafts Suite 101 has some additional fun nocturnal games for your little ones!

So grab some binoculars, head outside and LOOK UP AT THE SKY today!

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