Activities for ages 3 to 8.
I love geeking out on outer space activities! You too?! These 20 outer space activities will have young astronauts exploring, learning and smiling for days. The science, math and literacy activities have so much variety that the print and play pack is perfect for kids from preschool to second grade.
To help aspiring Buzz Aldrins and Sally Rides learn about our solar system, the outer space pack leads them through loads of hands-on science activities.
Kids make solar system hats to learn the order of planets from the sun. (Middle Brother was CRAZY about this craftivity!)
Then they review the order with a fun puzzle.
Then learn about each planet one at a time with ready to read fact cards and planet fact sheets.
They use Oreos to learn about the phases of the moon.
Children run a simple experiment to see whether Earth has more water or land.
And they complete an in-depth space book exploring the sun, moon and planets.
Older kids can work on it independently while younger kiddos can complete it as a class.
Plus they play Planet Match Up and use clothespins to complete planet clip cards.
To make it easy for you to incorporate the outer space into your literacy program, the pack includes plenty of hands-on writing activities, sight word games, alphabet activities and even early reader books for younger kids.
Children write fiction stories in several no prep space books.
They take a trip to the moon to work on telling sequenced stories.
Preschoolers and kindergarteners practice letter names, letter sounds and letter formation with space-themed handwriting activity sheets.
They play a motivating round of upper and lowercase match up.
More advanced readers practice words in Roll an Alien. (It’s EDITABLE so you can work on any words under the sun – sight words, spelling lists… even names!)
Plus even more sight word games and fun, spacey little reader books!
For some out of this world math fun, kids use dice to practice recognizing 1 to 6 or adding two or three numbers together.
Astronauts in training work on AB, ABB and ABC patterns.
They compare two numbers to work on greater than and less than.
And they practice skip counting by 2, 5, 10 and then all three at once.