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The Kiddie Pool Digest will be back each week with a new fun theme and interesting activities, facts, and bits from around the web for curious kids of all ages.

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 Week 1 | Bees • Week 2 | Swimming • Week 3 | Solstice • Week 4 | Camping • Week 5 | Cooking • 06 | Circus

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon on July 20th, 1969 and then spent two and a half hours making footprints on a surface no foot had ever touched. Not a bad way to spend a summer afternoon. So, on this July 20th, let’s celebrate the innovation and curiosity of the men and women who’ve given us a close up to space, that mysteriously cool world beyond our own.


Saturn Planet In Space Drawing

Fun facts

There might be another planet out there. Scientists are looking for "Planet Nine" just beyond the solar system.
Since there is no wind, liquid water, or volcanos on the moon, your footprint on its surface would last forever.
Scientists think the mass of one planet in another solar system could be made of 1/3 diamonds.
Space is silent because sound waves have no atmosphere to travel through. Astronauts need radio waves to communicate.
More energy from the Sun hits the Earth every hour than the planet uses in a year. We can't currently capture it all due to weather and the expense of technology.

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Watch & Learn

What’s inside a black hole?

The Solar System Song

Full Moom Silhouettes

Space Rocks

The sandwich that nearly destroyed a space capsule

Appollo Missions

Please pass the space food

The planets

Johnny Express, The best delivery in space

Jokes for your kids

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Q: What is a spaceman’s favorite chocolate?
A: A marsbar!
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Q: How do you know when the moon has enough to eat?
A: When it’s full.
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Q:What kind of music do planets sing?
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Q: Why did the cow go in the spaceship?
A: It wanted to see the mooooooon!
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Why are elephants so poor? (Because they work for peanuts!)

Free Nasa “Space Tourism” Posters

Download Hi-Res Files of these posters here

Free Nasa Posters

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Phases of the Moon – Oreo-style

TAKE A DEEP DIVE With this Activity
  • Eight Oreos (plus some for munching, because no kid is going to let an Oreo go without a fight)
  • Plastic knife or butter knife
  • White construction paper
  • Glue
  • Marker

Very carefully, with Mr. Miyagi finesse, open each Oreo so the cream is intact on one side.


Using this diagram  carefully scrape the cream center of each Oreo with plastic knife or butter knife to look like the eight phases of the moon: First Quarter, Waxing Crescent, New Moon, Waning Crescent, Third Quarter, Waning Gibbous, Full Moon, Waxing Gibbous

Arrange Oreos in the order listed above in a circle on your white construction paper going clockwise.

Glue down and label each phase.


Optional: Draw an earth to go in the center for your Oreo moons to orbit!


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Covet & Collect


Astronaut Ice Cream ($10.59)  •  Rocket Space Tent ($29.99)  •  Space Rocket Backpack ($24.95)  •  Lunar Phases Wall-Mounted Light ($19.99)  •  Space Rocket Poster ($7.26)  •  Astronaut Bedding ($169)  •  Draw 500 Things in Space | 20 Ways to Draw A Star ($10.79 | $11.19)  •  This Book is a Planetarium: And Other Extraordinary Pop-Up Contraptions ($25.64, Pre-order)  •  Water Rocket Kit ($14.12)


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Get your groove on

  1. Star Trek Theme Song
  2. I Don’t Want to Live on the moon – Sesame Street (featuring Ernie)
  3. Space Oddity – David Bowie
  4. Man on the Moon – R.E.M.
  5. Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
  6. Galaxy Song – Monty Python
  7. There’s a Moon in the Sky – B-52s
  8. Space Invader – The Pretenders
  9. Looking for Astronauts – The National
  10. Walking on the Moon – The Police
  11. 2,000 Light Years from Home – Rolling Stones


kiddie pool summer digest for kids, booksPage Turners

National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space


by Mark Kelly

I Love You to the Moon and Back

by Amelia Hepworth

Child’s Introduction to the Night Sky

by Michael Driscoll 

This Book Is a Planetarium: And Other Extraordinary
Pop-Up Contraptions

 By Kelli Anderson

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Really, we could “moon” over any constellation this week, but let’s celebrate the heroes of space with Perseus, the mythical Greek hero who defeated Medusa with his trusty sword. The Perseid Meteor shower is one of the biggest and brightest and can be seen in the northern hemisphere between mid-July to the end of August.

star walk


Star WalkStar Walk for Kids: Learning Astronomy and Space 

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Kiddie Pool summer digest, save the bees world environment day

01 | Have a BEE – autiful World Environment Day!

Kiddie Pool summer digest, swimming pool

02 | Swimming! Into the Deep End

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03 | Celebrate Solstice

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04 | Camping

05 | Kids in the Kitchen

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06 | Circus

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