One night when the moon is up, lie with your child on your backs on a blanket or lounge chair in the backyard. Look up at the moon and the night sky. What do you see? Can you connect the stars to make a picture? Can you make out a face on the moon? Imagine what it would be like to be an astronaut flying into space in a rocket. What would you expect to find on the moon? What would you do there? How would you feel about being so far away from earth?
Source: Excerpted from 365 Days of Creative Play by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray ( Sourcebooks, 1995)