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Saturday, February 20, 2016

February 20: John Glenn Becomes First Man to Orbit Moon (1962)

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To celebrate the day, kids can play this space-themed game:



  • A chair


  1. The astronaut begins in the middle of the play area touching a chair (a spaceship).
  2. The astronaut can leave the spaceship for only ten seconds at a time before he/she must go back for air.
  3. During the ten seconds, the astronaut tries to capture as many satellites (other players) as possible.
  4. Any satellite tagged by the astronaut goes to the chair and becomes another astronaut.
  5. If an astronaut fails to make it back to the ship in ten seconds, then one satellite must be given up.
  6. Play continues untl only one satellite remains. This person becomes the new astronaut.
Source(s): Toolbox Training’s book 100 Game Activities for Kids (activity A14)

Check out the full February calendar. It includes floating holidays, specialty weeks, and specialty months.

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