I know I have exhausted most of you with my talk about my recent move from Florida to Tennessee but, oh my gosh it could not be better timing. The Solar Eclipse just so happens to have its path of totality right through NASHVILLE ( don’t make me get sophisticated because I am still learning about this eclipse stuff LOL). Basically, we get a really good view of this thing and there’s some sort of black out for about 2 minutes but, I am not sure how true this is. This thing is such a hype around town we have people price gauging the “special glasses”, people are fueling their cars, stocking up on groceries. Feels a whole lot like Miami during a hurricane right now. HA!
If you happen to be watching the Eclipse make sure your glasses are not recalled I know there has been some talk especially from vendors who sold on Amazon. This eclipse seems to be a big deal and can cause damage if these glasses aren’t worn.
**If you are local to the Nashville area most of the libraries have been giving them out for free but, are running out FAST! If you purchase online remember to double check with the NASA site that they are approved. **
In order to get the kiddos prepped I wanted to incorporate some time to teach them and learn for myself about this eclipse and what it’s all about. Below I will include some activities and printables we found online all for FREE and be sure to give credit where it’s due if you decide to try these out or repost them on your page. If you have any activities y’all are incorporating feel free to share in the comments. We are all about getting hands on and finding fun ways to incorporate educational opportunities. We will also be starting our first official year of homeschooling and I cannot wait to bring you all along our journey!
Here are some free printables that we have loved:
- Coloring Page
- Word Search and Coloring
- Solar Eclipse Hat
- Solar Clipse Coffee filter craft
- Solar Eclipse Interactive Model (our fav)
Turns out our backyard was a great viewing spot for the eclipse and the kids LOVED it! Especially my daughter she got a kick out of using her Interactive model I linked above and recreating what she was seeing. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, couldn’t snag a pair of glasses, or whatever the case may be feel free to check out the printable and use them as a learning experience with your little ones! It was totally a HIT. And don’t worry the next one is coming in 7 years but, at least there is ample time for planning.’
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