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Discovering the Enchanting Northern Lights

Embark on a journey to explore the mesmerising beauty of the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights.

Unveiling the Mystery of Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are a natural phenomenon that occurs in the polar regions of the Earth. They are a mesmerising display of colorful lights dancing across the night sky, creating an enchanting spectacle.

The phenomenon is caused by the interaction between the Earth's magnetic field and charged particles from the Sun. When these particles collide with the Earth's atmosphere, they create beautiful light displays in various colors, including green, red, purple, and blue.

Aurora Sensory activity

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This activity is a fantastic sensorial experience that can be recreated for children in the most fun way!

Our children at Hatching Dragons will be learning about the Aurora lights with projector with dimmed lights. This not only benefits their sensorial seeking but also enriches their learning about this beautiful phenomenon through playful way!

Our recommendations for  projectors for Aurora activity are here.


Aurora Play-dough

northern light playdough Lights play-dough is simple and fun! Use the ratio of 1:1 of flour to cornflour; add a spash of oil; and mix it all up with hot water from the tap! 

Divide your playdough into four parts and then knead food colouring into each part to make green, red, purple and bllue. For a special magical touch sprinkle some eco-friendly glitter starts! Let the children mix and have fun to create their own unique Aurora patterns in play-dough! 

Fun fact: did you know that Northern Lights are very unique to Northern Europe countries and appears only in Norway, Iceland, Alaska and Sweden! In the very most recent years the Northern Light has been observed as near as Scotland!