In What the Sun Sees/What the Moon Sees by Nancy Tafuri, beautiful pictures show a few of the things that the sun and moon look upon. In this activity, children get to make their own pictures to show what the sun and moon see in your community.
- Construction paper
- Read What the Sun Sees to children. Discuss with them what the sun sees in your community. Talk with children about what they see on their way to and from school. Make a list on the board of the things they name.
- Turn the book around and read What the Moon Sees to children. Talk to them about what the moon sees in your community. Point out that in the book, the sun and the moon look at the very same places, but that the places are different during the day and at night. Make a list of children's ideas on the board.
- Divide the class into two groups — the sun group and the moon group. Give the members of each group construction paper, markers, and crayons.
- Ask the sun group to draw pictures of what the sun sees in your community. Ask the moon group to draw pictures of what the moon sees.
- Ask children to write what the sun or moon sees at the bottom of their pictures.
- Hang the sun group's pictures on one half of the bulletin board. Post the label "What the Sun Sees in Our Town" above the pictures.
- Hang the moon group's pictures on the other half of the bulletin board. Post the label "What the Moon Sees in Our Town" above those pictures.