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Night of the Moonjellies Part 2 Jellyfish Sensory Bin & Jellyfish Craft (FIAR)

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Are you ready for glowing sensory fun? I’ve found most kids love when things are glowing; they are drawn to the excitement of something bright and different. So get ready for crafts, great books, and activities your kids will enjoy! The best part is the kids will be having so much fun; they won’t even realize how much they are learning.
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 Night of the Moonjellies ~ FIAR Activities

This Sensory play was such a great part of our Night of the Moonjellies activities. You can see the Jiggle Slime and Jellyfish Life Cycle here.

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Are your kids ready to play with moonjellies? This activity is so easy to set up. First, you’ll need a container to play in; this one is an under the bed container from Walmart. You will also need a couple of plastic grocery bags, and a few glow sticks. I added sea glass and blue food coloring to the water (optional).  Glow sticks can usually be found at the dollar store and Michael’s craft store, but if you want to stock up for a great price, I suggest getting them from Amazon.
To make the jellyfish, it is easy. First, you want to put approximately 3/4 cup of water into the bag, add your lit up glow stick, then tie a knot (that is the round body) take the rest of the bag that is hanging and cut a few slits lengthwise for the tentacles. Put them in the water, and you are ready for some play.
Five in a row sensory play, Night of the Moonjellies, Jelly fish sensory play and unit study that is AWESOME!!! Classic book and Activities
We love sensory play and try to make it a part of our weekly learning. Keep in mind that what you believe is play, is actually when a child is learning the most. Kids retain a lot more information when they are engaging their senses.
We also enjoyed some under the sea activities from 1+1+1=1. We used our favorite color coded magnet letters  to spell out several “under the sea”
words. You can grab free Ocean Themed Printables here and here.

I knew I wanted to add a fun craft to this week of learning, so we painted jellyfish. The kids painted a small paper bowl and picked out the ribbon that they wanted to use as their tentacles.  When the bowls were dry, we attached the tentacles and hung the beautiful jellyfish in our window.

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These Jellyfish were super easy and so much fun.
If you want to extend this unit out with other fun ideas, here are a few more suggestions of what we did. We watched The Magic School Bus On the Ocean Floor, and The Magic School Bus Takes a Dive. We enjoyed reading the books Under the Sea, Over in the Ocean, and Our Ocean Home. The older boys and I started reading and exploring Sarah, Plain, and Tall.

If you missed out on Part 1 with the Jellyfish life cycle and homemade jiggly jellyfish, you should definitely head over and check it out. You don’t want to miss that.  

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