It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Captain Monsterica and The Purple Protector! With these straw rockets you can make your own Captain Monsterica and The Purple Protector fly through the sky. These straw rockets are lots of fun to play with and are also a wonderful learning tool to learn the name of the planets. Watch Captain Monsterica and The Purple Protector soar through space and save the day in The Balloon Rescue to learn about the planets, then practice planet name recognition with your own straw rockets! Read on for all the details to make your own!
Things you’ll need
- Captain Monsterica and The Purple Protector Straw Rockets Template – printed
- Three straws, different sizes: one large and two small
- Clear Tape
First, cut out all of the shapes from your printed template: Captain Monsterica, The Purple Protector, stars, red balloon and all the planets.
To make your straw rockets, cut 2″ pieces from both of your large straws, so you have two 2″ pieces.
Then, block one end of the 2″ pieces by covering the opening with a piece of tape. Do this on both straw pieces.
Using tape, attach a 2″ straw piece to the back of each superhero. Now insert a small straw into the large straw piece attached to the superhero to complete your straw rocket.
Aim your rocket, blow into the small straw, and watch them fly!
Turn It Into A Game
Stick your planet cutouts, the balloon and star to a wall. See if your Captain Monsterica and Purple Protector can fly to each of the planets looking for the red balloon.
To practice planet name recognition, call out a planet’s name, then have your little one fly their super hero to the correct planet. If you are playing with two people, see who can get to the correct planet first – Captain Monsterica, or The Purple Protector!
Enjoy this fun space activity – it’s out of this world!
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