Because we will be involved in astronomy studies for the next month or so I made an Outer Space Sensory play bin for the boys.
What’s Inside Outer Space Sensory Play Bin?
- Grey Moon Sand
- Safari LTD Space Toobz
- Misc Glass Vase fillers
- Glow In The Dark Stars
- Glow In The Dark Planets
- 3 Different bowls
I took it out and it was a hit the boys played with this bin for quite a while and have taken it out daily for weeks now! We took the astronauts from our Space Toobz and made prints in the moon sand. I would suggest putting the moon sand onto a surface that can be swept up, the moon sand is crumbly, but was very easily swept up.
We also counted backwards from 10 and then blasted off the rockets.
We counted out “moon rocks” while making outer space pies in our bowls.
The “moon rocks” aka star gems had to be pushed into the sand which was great fine motor skills!
Of course we scooped and filled the bowls with our Moon Sand which is a great fine motor skill.
We also enjoyed taking the glow in the dark stars and planets off, sorting them into small, medium, and large stars, and counting them out loud as we put them on. He is working on counting to 100 right now so using these stars was perfect practice!
We have shared a lot of different learning ideas that we have used during our Astronomy unit this month, I shared them all on our Astronomy page, stop over to find lots of great learning ideas.
Stop by and check out my Pinterest Space board for lots of other great ideas to add to your space unit!