I created the moon's environment in some pie pans (Foss Kit). The kids used magnetic marbles (which were meteorites, asteroids, and comets) to create craters on the moon. We started by sitting on the floor and dropping them into the pan. Then they stood up and dropped them. They made observations about what they observed.
We also created some Space Art! Students traced their hands and feet on a large piece of white paper. They added the rest of their details and outlined with black crayon. They used black to fill in the background.
And a VERY happy birthday to this sweet girl!! She brought in these cupcakes which were quite impressive (and delicious too).