At-Home Agenda: Week 4 – Cosmic Creativity that is Out of This World

Creative adventures your family can do at home

By Sarah Hauge, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Englewood-Greenwood Village-Centennial April 14, 2020

Looking for at-home ideas to keep kids busy, happy, and learning? We've created a sample schedule to help you brainstorm ideas that will work best for your family.

This week, find your family fun® with the SOLAR SYSTEM.

Sun Bagel

Supplies needed: bagel, cheese, fruit

1. Cut a piece of cheddar cheese to cover the bagel.
2. Surround the bagel with pieces of cantaloupe, oranges, pineapple, or other yellow/orange fruit.


Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed
Margaret and the Moon by Dean Robbins
Nerdy Babies: Space by Emmy Kastner
Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton
Sun! One in a Billion, Moon! Earth’s Best Friend, and Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty
Photo credit: Nicole Hoeper, Macaroni Kid CO Springs

Marshmallow Constellations

Supplies needed: black paper, toothpicks, marshmallows, chalk

1. Re-create your favorite constellations using marshmallows and toothpicks.
2. Label your creation.
3. Get creative! Make and name your own constellation.

Photo credit: Nicole Hoeper, Macaroni Kid CO Springs


Supplies needed: wooden embroidery hoop, parchment paper, cookie sheet, clear Perler beads, glitter, hot glue

Get the step-by-step instructions here.

Galaxy Calming Jar

Supplies needed: empty container, tape, glitter glue, glitter stars, hot water

1. Combine glue, glitter, glitter stars, and hot water. The more glue you add, the slower the glitter will flow. 1/4 glue + 3/4 water is a good proportion to start.
2. Seal the container with heavy-duty tape.


Download FREE printable postcards .

Print the designs on cardstock paper. Color and cut out your artwork. Address and stamp your postcards, and then send them to family and friends.

Want to show us your celebration of the solar system? We'd love to see your photos! Be sure to tag @macaronikid on social media so we can see how you've brought the joy of summer camp into your own home.