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Night Sky
Submitted by: SL Pearson, Evelyn Meador
Audience
• Pre-school • Schoolage
Books
Over the Moon by:Rachel Vail
A backstage look at the events of the classic nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle".
And if the Moon Could Talk by:Kate Banks
Evocative imagining of the things the moon might see from above.
Kitten's First Full Moon by:Kevin Henkes
Little kitten is certain there is a giant bowl of milk in the sky. And she wants it.
The Night Eater by:Ana Juan
The Night Eater goes on a diet with dire consequences for the earth.
Mommy's Little Star by:Janet Bingham
Little Fox asks his mommy where the top of the sky is. Is it at the tops of the trees? Is it above the rainbow? Is it next to the moon?
The Moon Ring by:Randy DuBurke
A ring falls from a blue moon sky. Could it be a magic ring?
Songs
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle twinkle little star
how I wonder what you are
up above the world so high
like a diamond in the sky
twinkle twinkle little star
how I wonder what you are
Deep in the Heart of Texas
The stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas
The prairie sky is wide and high
deep in the heart of Texas
The sage in bloom is like perfume
deep in the heart of Texas
Reminds me of the one I love
deep in the heart of Texas

Hey Diddle Diddle
Hey diddle diddle
the cat and the fiddle
the cow jumped over the moon
the little dog laughed to see such fun and the dish ran away with the spoon
Craft
Constellation tubes: Create a constellation tube by covering the end of a cardboard tube (paper towel roll) with aluminum foil and then poking holes in the shape of the constellation in the foil.

From an article by
S.W. de Graffenried http://www.examiner.com/article/learning-about-the-night-sky-astronomy-projects-and-crafts-for-kids
Other
Have books with information about star constellations available so that the kids can design their constellation tube.