Ready to geek out on outer space activities but not sure where to start? These 25 outer space activities make it so easy to learn about our solar system. Just print and play!
To help aspiring Buzz Aldrins and Sally Rides learn about our solar system, the pack leads kids through loads of hands-on outer space activities.
Students make solar system hats to learn the order of planets from the sun. (My kids were CRAZY about this craftivity!)
Then they review the order with a fun puzzle.
Children 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.
And they run a simple experiment to see whether Earth has more water or land.
Perhaps the ultimate outer space activity: a flip book! Kids 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.
For quick review, students can also play Planet Match Up and work on a batch of motivating planet clip cards.
To make it easy for you to add a splash of intergalactic fun to literacy time, the pack includes plenty of writing and word work activities.
Children can write fiction stories in several no-prep space books.
They will take a trip to the moon to work on telling sequenced stories.
And then they’ll practice reading and writing sight words with two EDITABLE games.
Kids can even work on five different word families with a set of playful spin and color sheets!
For some out-of-this-world math fun, students use dice to practice recognizing 1 to 6 or adding two or three numbers together.
They work on AB, ABB and ABC patterns.
And then children work on 2-dimensional AND 3-dimensional shapes with a couple of motivating games.
And that’s just the beginning!
There are 25 out of this world math, literacy and science activities in all.