Are you getting excited about the solar eclipse coming up on August 21, 2017? My kids don’t know about it yet, but I am busy planning some great activities and a fun little party to celebrate. I’ve been scouring the internet for some great resources and products just for this event. Trust me, it’s never too early to play for this rare event.
This is the first time many people in my generation have seen or remember seeing a solar eclipse. The last one was 38 years ago on February 26, 1979. And according to reports, it wasn’t seen by many here in the U.S. because the weather wasn’t great and the path it took across the sky. However, this year the path will travel from coast to coast and should be visible by most of the United States. However, if you’re not on the path, you can always join the virtual viewing party at NASA. The NASA site also has some great activities near the bottom of the page, so be sure to scroll down.
As this phenomenon approaches, there are some great resources out there to help you make the most of the event, as well as create a plan for a spectacular viewing party. Whether you live in a peak city or will have to watch online, this is one event you don’t want to miss in 2017!
Don’t miss this Fun Sun Facts for Kids printable from Itsy Bitsy Fun
Astronomy Magazine shares 25 Facts and a Free Guide to prepare for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
NASA has a 3D Printable Pinhole Projector that is perfect for viewing parties
A Plus Homeschool has a FREE Solar Eclipse Mini Unit Study
This printable Find the Main Idea: Solar Eclipse printable from K12 Reader is geared toward High Schoolers, but could be used with younger readers as well.
School of Dragons has a free Solar and Lunar Eclipse printable perfect for elementary ages.
Want kids to know the difference between a solar and lunar eclipse? Grab this freebie from Education.com to help kids remember.
Apologia has created a 20-page eBook, A Day with Two Dawns, specifically for the 2017 Solar Eclipse.
If you’re in the path of the eclipse and you want to plan a party with your friends, there are some things you will want to know. Mother Nature Network has a great list of tips and ideas for planning the best party during the 2017 Solar Eclipse. You will want to read through these now and start working on your to do list.
Some may say you can’t photograph a solar eclipse, but Science Notes gives some tips on how to Safely Photograph the Solar Eclipse.
Galaxy Bark | Life with the Crust Cut Off
Galaxy Fudge | Very Best Baking by Nestle
Galaxy Toast | Pop Sugar
Galaxy Popcorn | Raising Whasians
Galaxy Layer Cake | Sweetapolita
Galaxy Print Cake Pops | Craftsy
Galaxy Donuts | Ginger Vegan
Galaxy Jell-O in a Jar | Bakingdom
Homemade Galaxy Ice Cream | Some of This and Some of That
Whatever you choose to do to celebrate the 2017 Solar Eclipse event, I hope you have fun and make memories! This is one event your children (and adults too) will talk about for years to come!