Ultimate Outer Space Activities for Kids
I am by all means not a space expert but so many of you have requests space activities and printables so I did some research and put together this Ultimate Outer Space Activities for Kids. The printable collection has things for all ages, from pre-school to career planning with of course the following–coloring, word search, recipe and craft ideas.
Crafty Space Activities for Kids
I LOVE this space activity from MindWare Toys. You can order these to use for party favors, goody bag treats, potty prizes or just for fun. Every one of them has a little space toy in the middle after taking time to excavate it from the “asteroid”.
Start with a work space for each kiddo.
Put the asteroids in water. They bubble which is super fun.
Excavate to find the treasures.
DIY Two-Ingredient Moon Sand
Moon Sand is a great sensory activity. There is a recipe card in the printable that you could use with little kids to follow along and make it. It only requires two ingredients–flour and baby oil. The little toys from the MindWare asteroids are perfect for creating space fun.
If you don’t want to make it, you can always buy Galaxy Mad MattR!
Paper Plate UFO
Paper plate UFO aliens are crafty fun for littles. They are fun to make and then to play with once completed.
- 2 Paper Plates
- Paint or Markers
- Clear Cup
- Card Stock for Alien
- Google Eyes
- Pipe Cleaner
- Paint or color paper plates then glue them together around the edge.
- Cut an alien out of card stock and embellish with google eyes, marker and pipe cleaners.
- Fold alien bottom to create a place to glue to top paper plate.
- Glue around rim of cup and place over alien.
- 5 oz CLEAR School Glue
- 1 TBSP Baking Soda
- 2 TSP Saline Solution (Make sure it has boric acid in it!)
- Food Coloring If Desired
- Super Fine Glitter (and Sequins if Desired)
- Mix the glue and baking soda completely.
- Add food coloring and knead it in.
- Add glitter and sequins. Fine glitter alone will create a smoother slime.
Printable Outer Space Activity Pack
This free downloadable Outer Space Activity Pack is full of fun things for kids of all ages. Go ahead, print it out and get started.
There are TONS of FREE printables in the Printable Library!
If you love science, you might love some of these ideas too. Go grab nine science activities HERE.
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YAY for Outer Space, Crafting and Learning!