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Monday, July 20, 2015

July 20: First Landing on the Moon (1969)

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Planning a Trip to the Moon


  • children’s books on the moon, find suggestions at
  • paper and writing material or computer
  • props as chosen by kids


  1. Ask kids what they would take on a trip to the moon.
  2. How long do they think it will take to get to the moon?
  3. What supplies would they need?
  4. What do they need most?
  5. What won’t work on the moon?
  6. What will the kids do when they get to the moon?
  7. What do they think they’ll find on the moon?
  8. What materials do you have in your program which could be used for a prop box?

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