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August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017 with Toddlers

solar eclipse 2017


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:

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.’

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

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  • Alma

    This is so awesome ! Great tips

    August 22, 2017 at 5:12 am Reply

      Thanks girl! Hope it came in handy!

      August 22, 2017 at 6:20 pm Reply
  • Katrina

    I adore these photos of your littles! My little girls are learning about the eclipse this week since there’s no better time, and although we aren’t in the path of totality we did experience 94% coverage. We can’t wait for the next one when they will understand better what is happening. Loved this post, thanks for sharing the printables!

    August 22, 2017 at 6:18 pm Reply

      You’re so sweet! I’m glad you enjoyed it! How old are your little ones?

      August 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm Reply
  • courtney

    How awesome, great tips! I actually watched the solar eclipse here in Atlanta yesterday. So cool!

    August 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm Reply

      Hey Courtney! I love Atlanta! My husband sometimes goes out there for work we should link up! ?

      August 22, 2017 at 6:20 pm Reply
  • Allie

    What an amazing lesson for the kiddos! You put so much thought and time into this. What an experience for the whole family (: also, really scary that some glasses sold were recalled or didn’t work properly. Loved this post so much!

    August 22, 2017 at 6:25 pm Reply

      Thanks Allie! Real credit goes to the amazing women at teachers pay teachers and the help of the creatives on Pinterest but, I’m happy to help share their printables ! They do amazing things for our littles!

      August 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm Reply
  • Kelley

    The pictures for this post are so sweet. I wish I had little nuggets to look after during the eclipse but I was working. I did get to go out and see a little bit of it, though!

    August 22, 2017 at 6:29 pm Reply

      Awe Kelley! At least you got to see it! How amazing was that?! Great history to witness!

      August 22, 2017 at 6:31 pm Reply
  • Sophia Dang

    Great post and pictures! I was too scared to go out with my LO (8 mos) because I was paranoid that she’d look up. Glasses didn’t stay on quite yet 😉

    August 22, 2017 at 8:01 pm Reply

      2024 will be a great year to experience it!

      August 22, 2017 at 8:05 pm Reply
  • Ashley Feste

    Something you’re all going to remember forever! SO cool.

    August 22, 2017 at 8:06 pm Reply
  • Liz W

    So much fun! I used to work for a children’s museum, and I miss putting together awesome activities with kids!

    August 23, 2017 at 2:44 am Reply
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