Our Astronomy Hands On Learning Ideas for Kids

We have been having lots of fun getting into our space unit, here are some of the things we have added to our astronomy shelves.

Astronomy Learning Ideas for Kids

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We added some solar system window clings to the dining room window for the kids to play with.
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We added some of our space books.
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Here are our science shelves changed out from our Human Body unit to our space unit. I will be adding to the shelves as our studies continue.
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We have a layers of the earth puzzle.
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I found this awesome book at the thrift store, each page is a puzzle of each of the different planets.
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Space information cards in a basket, the front of the card contains a picture
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The back contains facts and information. I found these in the Dollar Section at Target a few months ago.
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Space stamping using space themed stamps
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We added a couple new posters to the classroom walls.
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Astronomy Practical Life Ideas

With the work the kids have to take the stars and put them into a star ice cube tray, the hard part is that the stars fit perfectly into the ice cube tray!
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Tonging astronaut/ satellite/ planet erasers from the star bowl into the black bowl.
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Using the mustard spoon to pick up a “planet” and add it to one of the suction cups on the stars.
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Ethan was very excited to get this off the shelf while I was setting everything up!
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This was a wonderful work for fine motor skills, he really had to concentrate!
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Some wonderful Astronomy Resources from Amazon!

My Astronomy Pinterest board has some more great ideas to go along with your Astronomy unit, stop over and check it out!

Follow Mama Of Many Blessings’s board Space Learning Fun With Kids on Pinterest.

Stop by and get some great ideas from the blogs I am linked up with!

Comments

  1. Such wonderful ideas and books. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Looks like lots of fun. The Core puzzle looks like something my kids would really enjoy–thanks for sharing all these great resources.

  3. Wonderful activities, such a variety. I loved teaching Space Unit when I taught fifth grade. SO interesting and so much to study and discover. Something interesting for everyone. Thanks for sharing.

  4. JDaniel would love to explore your space shelves and the robot book! What a wonderful array of supplies and activities!

    Thank you so much for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

  5. oh what fun – we had those flash cards too (and then glued them to a box – rocket – and blasted off!) Great selection of books too!!

    • Thanks for the compliments and for stopping by! We love books, and with such an array of ages we tend to use them all! Hope you have a great week!!

  6. Lots of learning fun going on at your house! Thanks for linking up to TGIF. Have a GREAT week,
    Beth =-)

  7. Love your trays! I’ve never thought to use mini bath mats upside down for marbles (or pom poms) – what a great idea!

  8. What a great collection on space. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having an amazing week!!

  9. Love this unit! Pinning it for future reference. 🙂

  10. Thanks for the great ideas! I was planning a Space Theme in the near future, but I can’t wait til my son is old enough to do more and read the books you suggested!
    Kaysha
    http://memorizingthemoments.blogspot.com

  11. Oh my Gosh, this is great! I wish I could just poof it all here to my house. [A copy of all of it of course, not YOURS ;)]

    Thanks for all the great ideas and resources.

  12. Wow! You’ve got some really neat stuff there! The kids must love all the hands-on fun! We also studied Astronomy this year, but the kids have been done for about 6 weeks. (They just finished up a short unit on the Human Body.) It’s a great topic to learn about!

  13. We are starting next year off with space and I have selected a lot of those same books! Where did you get the cards that have the picture on the front and the details on the back?

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