Help your early years students learn about Dr Mae Jemison with a fun craft activity.
🚀 Blast Off with the First Black Female Astronaut!
Learn about a doctor, scientist, and NASA astronaut, all in one out-of-this-world pioneer.
In this activity, students will identify 2-D shapes and colour them according to the key. When they’ve finished colouring each icon, students will cut each out and glue them to cardstock or construction paper to create a rocket that sends Dr Jemison on her newest space mission.
Place this activity in your math centre and direct fast finishers to complete it once your lesson is complete.
✂️ Hand Them the (Safety) Scissors 🖍️
You don’t have to cut these elements yourself. This template makes for a bonus cutting skills activity, depending on your students’ ages and abilities.
With adult supervision, cutting skills help students work multiple muscle groups and their brains, plus:
- Strengthen finger and hand muscles
- Build dexterity and fine motor skills
- Improve hand-eye coordination
- Develop focus and attention
And all of these skills are necessary to use a pencil, a toothbrush, a fork; button a shirt, zip-up pants, tie shoes; write, type, and swipe.
Scissor skills are brain and muscle skills!
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A version with alternate illustrations is available for students who may find the original illustrations below their age level.