Blast off with us using this out of this world astronomy themed morning basket. Full of space-tacular resources perfect for your homeschool.
We are planning to spend the fall semester studying Space. We are so excited about the topic that we decided to extend the fun to our morning time.
What’s A Morning Basket?
Simply put a morning basket is a collection of things that allows you begin your day with beauty, goodness, and truth as a family and is normally placed in a basket. It is a time to bring everyone together to connect before transitioning to the more individualized subjects. Most people fill their basket with books, quiet activities for their kids to do while reading and maybe a quick game. Morning basket can look different for each family, no two are the same.
What Do You Put in A Morning Basket?
The four main catergories of things that we include in our morning basket each month are read alouds, madlibs and/or trivia, hands-on activities, and games. The main reason we include these are because they are Emily’s favorite things and I find I like to start our day by connecting and filling her love tank.
Where Does A Morning Basket Fit Into Your Homeschool Day?
Each morning (or whatever time we start our homeschool day) she enjoys the hands-on activities while I read aloud, then we do either a mad lib or some trivia, and we finish our morning basket time by playing a game together. What’s in this basket might look like a lot but chipping away at it every day for a month or so normally ensures we will get to enjoy it all.
What’s in Our Astronomy Themed Morning Basket?
Mad Libs and/or Trivia:
- Dr. Maggie’s Grand Tour of the Solar System
- You Choose: The Race to the Moon
- You Choose: Apollo 11 Moon Landing
- You Choose: Space Race
- You Choose: International Space Station
- Who Was Galileo?
- Who Was Neil Armstrong?
- Who Was Sally Ride?
- Mae Among the Stars
- The Boy Whose Head was Filled with Stars
- What Miss Mitchell Saw
- Buzz Aldrin Reaching for the Moon
- Look Up! Henrietta Leavitt
- One Giant Leap
- Always Looking Up
- Hidden Figures
- Caroline’s Comets
- Margaret and the Moon
- Counting on Katherine
- The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon
Hands-On Quiet Activities:
- Paint by Sticker Kids Outerspace
- Usborne Solar System Book & Jigsaw Puzzle
- Lego Creator 3 in 1 Space Shuttle
- Brocolli Boxes Space Sensory Box
- Top Trumps Space
- Brain Busters Card Game Space
- Professor Noggins Space
- Brainbox Space
- Connectors Mission Space
Join Our Morning Basket Community
We would love to have you join us in the Morning Baskets Facebook Group. Morning Baskets & More Facebook Group is a resource for homeschooling families who wish to add morning baskets to their day. This community is a place to share your morning baskets, ask questions about using morning baskets in your homeschool and get inspiration from others.