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Blippi Learns and Plays at NASA! Day 1


In the first part of this special one-hour video, Blippi takes you and your child on a tour of the Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida. You and your child will learn some fun facts about space exploration, and do some silly movements along with Blippi.

Prepare to watch the first half of the video by completing the “What Do We Know? What Will We Learn?” activity with your child. Then, play the video and learn and have fun with Blippi! About halfway through, stop the video and take a break to do the “Moon Footprints” activity.

Then, use the same process to complete the Day 2 activities together.

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Before the Video:

What Do We Know? What Will We Learn?

What you'll need:

A quiet place to talk.

Activity steps:

1. Introduce the Activity

Tell your child that you’re going to watch a special Blippi video about space. Explain that, in the first part of the video, Blippi will explore a space exploration museum called Kennedy Space Center.

In the second part of the video, he’ll hop into his Blippi-mobile to check out each of the planets in our solar system.

2. Talk About What You Know

Ask your child what they already know about about:

  • Exploring space
  • Astronauts
  • The planets in our solar system

3. Talk About What You Want to Know

Ask your child what they want to learn about each of those topics. You might make a mental list (or paper list!) of questions your child has, so that you can revisit the list after the video.

If they have a difficult time coming up with questions, you might prompt them with one or two of your own.

4. Reflect

Ask your child how their mind and body feel right now, after thinking about all the questions they have about space. Explain that there’s no right or wrong way to feel.

During the Video:

Move with Blippi at the Space Center

What you'll need:

  • The Blippi Learns and Plays at NASA! video — head to to watch it! 
  • Space to move and get silly.

Activity steps:

1. Introduce the Activity

Invite your child to join you in watching a special video with Blippi. Remind them that in this first part, you’ll be learning all about a space exploration museum called Kennedy Space Center.

Explain that during the video, Blippi will invite you to move your bodies, and you’ll do the movements along with him.

Tell your child that you’ll be stopping the video about halfway through to do an activity related to what you learned about the Kennedy Space Center, and that you’ll watch the solar system part later.

2. Make Room

Find a place that has enough space for both of you to move comfortably.

3. It's Time!

Explain that now you’re going to learn and explore with Blippi today, and that when he does silly or fun moves, you’re going to do them along with him!

Play the video and do the moves together.

Stop the video when Blippi leaves the space center and blasts off into space.

4. Reflect

When the video is over, ask your child if any of their questions were answered. You might remind them of the questions they came up with in the pre-video activity.

Ask them if they thought of any new questions while they watched.

After the Video:

Moon Footprints

What you'll need:

  • A patch of loose dirt at least 2 feet by 2 feet OR a flat surface on the ground that is easy to clean
  • If using dirt outside, you might want to get it a little wet. 
  • If using a different flat surface, you’ll need 
    • flour
    • an unbreakable tray

Activity Steps:

1. Introduce the Activity

Ask your child if they remember what the footprints on the moon looked like. If they have trouble recalling, show them this image:

footprint on the moon

2. Get Prepared

Have your child predict what their own footprint on the moon might look like if they do the following things:

  • Tiptoe
  • Walk
  • Jump
  • Hop

If your moon is made of loose dirt, head outside.

If your moon is made of flour, pour a layer of flour into a tray or directly on the surface (you’ll need to wipe it clean when you’re done).

3. Walk on the "Moon"

Invite your child to perform each of the above actions on your moon, pretending they’re an astronaut.

Observe what happens and note together whether their predictions were correct or incorrect.

4. Reflect

Ask your child which footprint looked most like something they might see on the moon, and why.

Remind them that Blippi told you that footprints last a REALLY long time on the moon, because there’s no wind to blow the dirt around. Ask how it might feel to know that your footprints are on the moon for many years.

5. Extend the Activity

You can extend this activity by having your child experiment with different types of shoes, or even barefoot!

You can also see what happens when different objects land in the dirt/flour.

What Else Can You Do?

Design a Patch for Your Space Mission

Remind your child that Blippi taught you that astronauts made patches that showed something about the space mission they’d been on. Ask your child to help you think up what your space mission might be, and use art materials or items found in nature to design a patch together!

Build a Rocket in Nature

Work together to build a rocket with things that you and your child find in nature! Try to make parts Blippi talked about in the video, like a service module, command module, main rocket, boosters, and engines. What will your rocket look like? Where will it go? Take a picture of your rocket and share it with family, friends, and us! @GoKidPower #GoKidPower #PowerUpGuides

Practice Something Challenging

Remind your child that Blippi taught you that the scientists and engineers who made space suits practiced making the suits many times so they could keep getting better. Ask your child to think of something they want to practice with you. Maybe they want to ride a bike, tie their shoes, or draw a picture of a rocket. Whatever it is, help them practice and get better!

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