Bright Ideas to Celebrate the Solar Eclipse with Kids

The total solar eclipse on April 8th, 2024 is swiftly approaching in North America! But as any seasoned adventurer knows, preparation is key to maximizing the experience. Helping your child prepare for what’s about to happen will help them understand and have more fun! 

Providing youngsters with a basic understanding of the science behind the eclipse and what to expect during its partial and total phases sets the stage for maximum fun during this solar phenomenon. At Micro Kickboard, we believe in turning ordinary moments into extraordinary memories. So, let's explore some bright ideas on how to celebrate the solar eclipse with kids!

Eclipse Viewing Party

Get together with friends for an Eclipse Viewing Party! Set up a cozy spot in your backyard or local park with blankets, snacks, and eclipse glasses. Ensure everyone has proper eye protection to safely view the eclipse without damaging their eyes. No glasses? No problem! You can also use a disco ball to reflect the phases of the eclipse around you and avoid looking directly at the sun!

Solar Eclipse Scooter Parade

Charge up your Mini Glow Plus LED scooters (using UV rays!) and get those LED wheels spinning on your Mini Glitter in Galaxy Navy. It’s a solar scooter celebration! Zoom around your neighborhood on a parade to celebrate this rare event. The next one happens in 2044!


Eclipse Activity Printable

For an extra dose of eclipse-themed fun, we've created a free activity printable! Download and print Micro’s Solar Scooter Eclipse Bingo game, perfect to help your kiddo prepare and stay engaged during the eclipse. Simply mark off each square as you spot different phenomena, from spinning scooter wheels, to clouds, the sun, moon, and more!

[Download Solar Scooter Eclipse Bingo Printable]


Safety Note: Viewing the Eclipse Safely

While witnessing a solar eclipse is an unforgettable experience, it's crucial to prioritize safety. Never look directly at the sun without proper eye protection. Try certified eclipse glasses, solar viewers, or our favorite - a disco ball. Regular sunglasses aren’t cutting the mustard today! Additionally, avoid using cameras, binoculars, or telescopes to view the eclipse without appropriate solar filters. 

With these bright ideas, you're all set to celebrate the solar eclipse in style! Share your solar scooter adventures with us on social media @microkickboard. Happy eclipse-watching, Micro friends!

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