This week for Minno Currents, we’re doing something a bit different – we’re rounding up the best articles and ideas for sharing the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse with your kids!
Whether you live in the path of totality or far away from it, you’ll be able to experience this natural phenomenon as a family. Here are some great ideas from around the web –
Start here! Put in your zip code and this simulator will show you what the eclipse will look like where you live. Now you can prepare accordingly.
This is a very helpful explanation of what happens during a solar eclipse and how to protect your (and your kids’) eyes from being damaged.
Can’t find those elusive certified solar eclipse glasses? Here is an easy DIY project that will allow you and your kids to safely watch the solar eclipse.
The National Park Service made a free download activity pack just for the total eclipse! It is full of fun and informational activities. If your kids collect NPS Junior Ranger badges, they can even return their completed activity book to earn a special Eclipse Explorer Junior Ranger Badge!
PBS Kids has shared this free full episode of Ready Jet Go on YouTube – and it’s all about solar eclipses! It’s the perfect way to get your kids ready and excited for the eclipse.
We’ve picked out some of our favorite space, science, and nature themed books, videos, and printables to celebrate God’s amazing creation!