Saturday, August 1, 2015


10+ Hands-on Space Activities!

Today I'm sharing 10+ fantastic hands-on Space-themed Activities!

You can use them with a space theme, to go with space books, or just for fun!  I love that they are hands-on and involve a lot of discovery for your children!

So, without any more ado here is a fantastic set of space activities:

Mousetronaut Sensory Bin Game (based on a true story!):

First Moon Landing Unit:

Parachute Landing Module Experiment:

30+ Space Activities Based on Storybooks:

Glow in the Dark Space Slime:

Space Unit:

LEGO Solar System:

Solar System Mobile Model:

Magnetic Moon & Stars:

Space Meal:

Outer Space Play Dough

Moon Science

Space Sand

8 Planets Preschool Science

Perhaps you noticed that quite a few of the activities are from the Enchanted Homeschooling Mom.  Her website is full of learning activities that she has been sharing for the last four years.  Recently, she has had some health challenges, so a group of us thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite posts from her site!  Feel free to click through the following links for more learning fun!

Not Back-to-School Picnic Ideas - Stir the Wonder
10 Fun Gross Motor Ideas - 3 Dinosaurs
Sensory Bins - Brain Power Boy
Space Activities - Preschool Powol Packets
Storybook Activities - Growing Book by Book
Spring Crafts for Preschool - Kidz Activities
Around the USA - Trillium Montessori
Disney Themed Crafts - Life with Moore Babies
10 Free Coloring Packs - Sunny Day Family
Disney Printables - In The Playroom
10 Simple Science Printables for Kids - Look! We're Learning!
Pray Species - Fall Crafts and Activities
Superhero Activity Sheets - Crafts on Sea
Kids Activities to Prepare for a Disney World Trip - Mess for Less
Enchanted Preschool Printables - Itsy Bitsy Fun
Literature-Based Dinosaur Activities for Preschoolers - Living Montessori Now
Sensory Bins Based on Children's Books - Mom Inspired Life
Science Ideas to Start The School Year - Capri +3
Family Friendly Recipes - ABC Creative Learning 

I may share at any of these parties!

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Unknown said...

Our kids love all things outer space! I am pinning this so we can try out these great activities later. Thank you!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Awesome Theresa! Our kids are huge space fans too! Thanks for pinning!!

Unknown said...

These are great picks for learning about space. The moon and star magnets are at the top of my list.....and truthfully my kids are probably still a little young for it, but I sooo want to make that planet mobile ;) Thanks for sharing!!

Jill said...

Carla I am SO touched by your post! I am thrilled that you shared such fantastic space themed posts. Both of my kids just can never seem to get enough of learning activities that take them beyond our planet. I am truly grateful for your your friendship and words cannot express how much I appreciate you sharing posts from my site while I battle this illness!

Samantha said...

My son is going through another period of space obsession! Thanks for rounding up so many great activities about space! I haven't seen many of these! Thanks for participating in this blog hop! It really means a lot to Jill and to me!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

They are adorable, aren't they, Erika?! And you know what else: I overheard my 8-year old telling a friend today about an activity we did when she was's amazing what they learn and remember!

Jill, thank you for your sweet comment! I have enjoyed getting to know you the last few years and wish you the very best luck with this new challenge.

Samantha, I hope you guys get to try a bunch...they look fantastic!!


Unknown said...

We're doing an outer space unit later this year, so these are perfect! Thanks for sharing!