Tuesday, April 06, 2010

what to do with empty pringle containers


I wanted to teach the students about constellations and what they look like and that they are made of stars.

So i took the empty pringle containers and used push pins to copy constellations I found in books and on the internet. 

They also had a great time finding out that the pringle containers are attracted to magnets.  This is a great activity cause it is very inexpensive and easy to make.

2 comments:

Deborah (Teach Preschool) said...

Great Idea Noey! I will have to keep that one in mind for my next space week?

Liz H said...

If you cut black circles to the same size as the lid you can make the constellations on the black circles, insert it into the lid and on to the can. Then push a push pin through the bottom of the pringles can to make a small hole and look at the papers you placed in the lid (one at a time of course) This way the kids can see lots of different constellations and they get to use that fine motor skill to push the push pin on the marks on the black cardstock. We store the circles in the pringles can!