Weekly Themes #38 Here Comes the Sun for 6-8 year olds

Don’t you love a warm sunny day!  The sun’s rays feel so good against my wings, like it’s sending me hope and love and kisses.  All life on earth depends upon the sun.  Let’s give thanks for our special star, the sun, and read all about it in a book!

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Books to Read Together 

Here are some books to read together! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.

The Sun Takes a Bath

  • Why does the Sun want to play with the fish?
  • What kind of games do you play with your friends?

Baby Giraffe and the Sun

  • Why does Baby Giraffe eat the sun?
  • If you could help your mom, what would you do?

Where is Yellow?

  • Why doesn’t yellow want to be a part of the painting?
  • Can you name something else that is the color yellow?

El Sol se Toma un Baño

  • ¿Por qué quiere jugar al sol con los pescados?
  • ¿Qué tipo de juegos juegas con tus amigos?

Bebe Jirafa y El Sol

  • ¿Por qué se quiere comer el sol bebe jirafa?
  • Si pudieras ayudar a tu mama, ¿como lo harías?

Unnie y Innie

  • What is Unnie reading about? 
  • What do you want to do during summer vacation?

En la luz del sol naciente

  • What items did Shital forget?

Bunty pasa las vacaciones con su abuela

  • What happened in the garden? 
  • Who did Bunty find in the garden? 
  • What vegetables grow in Grandma’s garden?

Things to Do Together

  • Shadow drawing – take a piece of paper and some small toys/objects outside. Put the piece of paper on the ground and then put the toys/objects so that their shadow falls on the paper. Draw around the shadow and decorate the object. 
  • Sun fading experiment: Take a piece of colored paper outside in the sun and place some objects like a cup on it. Please leave it in the sun for at least a day. Over time the sun will bleach the paper (making the color lighter), and when you lift the objects, you should be able to see the outline of the objects (as they will have protected the paper underneath them from the sun). You can do this with all sorts of shaped objects to get the outlines!
  • Play sunshine dress-up! What kind of clothes and objects do you need for playing in the sun? Collect hats, sunglasses, swimsuits, towels, sunscreen, and other items from around your home and take them out to play in the sun when the weather is right!

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read and what you did.

  • What is one new thing you learned about the sun?
  • What is one way you can enjoy the sunshine with your family this week?

More Ideas To Build Young Readers

Come back each Sunday for new Weekly Themes from BookSpring. Meanwhile, keep reading for more parent tips and recommendations!

  1. Learn how to make a DIY sundial–video and instructions available in Spanish 
  2. Watch this short video to learn more about the sun! O haga clic aquí para ver el video en espanol 
  3. Here’s a cool time-lapse video of the sun cooking an egg from our friends at PBS Kids
  4. Learn about shifting shadows and sunlight from this PBS Kids video, available in Spanish as well!
  5. Watch the sun move across the horizon as the summer goes on in this cool time-lapse video from our friends at PBS kids!

More Themes

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Weekly Themes #38 Here Comes the Sun for 6-8 year olds
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Weekly Themes #38 Here Comes the Sun for 6-8 year olds

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