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Edible Solar System: Hands-on Science Fun

This month's Poppins Book Nook theme was "Out of This World."  We have had plenty of fun exploring moon craters, constellations, and the solar system in lessons past-- so last minute, I decided to revisit the planets by making an edible solar system while reading the book, Planets by Ellen Hasbrouck. {post contains affiliate links}.
hands on science activity

The kiddos went trick or treating this past weekend, so we have a surplus of candy.  And since learning while eating always makes for a memorable and tasty activity, we used some of that candy to make our solar system.  Nevermind the sugar high we all experienced afterwards!!!  It was a fun experience!
To make our galaxy, we made up a pan of chocolate brownies and as we read our book, my son added candy for the sun and planets.  We flattened a yellow starburst for the sun, used m&m's and skittles for the planets, licorice for the rings, and a gumdrop for Jupiter.  Oh, and sprinkles for the stars : )
hands on science activity
Excited to be partaking in this month's giveaway! Best of luck to you!
Beyond Our Planet Bundle Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win a bundle of fun for the theme of Beyond Our Planet.  This bundle will include a copy of the storybookThe Moon Book by Gail Gibbons and a Space& Astronauts Bucket Playset.

Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Rafflecopter terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom's disclosures found here {}.  Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

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Stay tuned for nex month! 

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