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100+ Outer Space Learning Ideas For Kids

Outer Space Ideas for Kids

This month in our Mother Goose Time Curriculum we are learning out Space. Each month we use a the preschool curriculum with our preschooler, but my 1st grader loves to do the activities with him. I look around and put together activities that are a little more challenging for him to do along with our unit. So here is my round up of all of the great outer space resources I have found for the month.

Outer Space Ideas for Kids

Great Outer Space Learning Ideas For Kids

Our Favorite Astronomy Books on Amazon

Most of our astronomy books have been purchased from the thrift store or through Scholastic book club purchases. I am, however, providing you with Amazon links to some of our favorite books.

  • This First Space Encyclopedia is a wonderful space resource
  • The Magic School But Lost in the Solar System
  • The Cat In The Hat, There’s No Place Like Space
  • Lets Read and Find Out Science ~ The Planets In Our Solar System
  • Let’s Read and Find Out Series ~ The Moon Seems To Change
  • The Moon Book
  • Let’s Read and Find Out ~ Gravity Is A Mystery
  • Eyewitness Books ~ Astronomy
  • Osborne First Encyclopedia of Space
  • The Usborne Spotter’s Guide ~ The Night Sky

Astronomy Hands on Learning Ideas

Outer Space Sensory Ideas

  • ┬áThis is the sensory bin we used a couple weeks ago for our Blast Off To Space Unit.
  • Make your own space rocks to practice Montessori practical life skills, add to sensory bins, or use for hands-on math ideas.
  • This recipe for space slime is great hands on play for your astronomy unit.
  • Make a space jar with your star or constellation unit.

Online Astronomy Games

Outer Space Craft Ideas

Outer Space Recipe Ideas

  • This looks like a delicious and healthy space snack idea.

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  • These Earth cookies would be a delicious snack for any astronomy unit!

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  • This moon cake ould be a great desert for to go along with a meal during your studies.

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  • These rocket fruit kabobs would be a great healthy snack idea.

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  • Make star shaped sandwiches for lunch, what a great idea!

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  • Star shaped cheese with some crackers would make a great themed snack idea.

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  • Here are some great space party snack ideas.

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  •  You can make a solar oven while studying about the sun and eat some homemade food.

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  • Make some astronaut pudding to eat.

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  • Make some easy to make rocket pops.

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  • Here is a list of different space snacks

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  • Goldfish space snacks makes a great themed snack during your space unit.

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  • This lunch idea looks delicious.

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  • These graham cracker snacks would be perfect and simple to make.

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  • Make phases of the moon with Oreo cookies.

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Astronomy Resources on Amazon

  • Foam Outer Space Stickers
  • Outer Space Stampers
  • Solar System Planetarium
  • Styrofoam Solar System Model
  • 3D Planets In A Tube
  • Outer Space TOOB
  • Space Stickers
  • Outer Space Velvet Color In Poster
  • 100 Piece Outer Space Puzzle
  • 48 Piece Puzzle
  • My First Outer Space Science Kit
  • Star Beads
  • Outer Space Card Game
  • Outer Space Stencils
  • Space Cookie Cutters
  • Rocket Cake Pan

Our Favorite Astronomy videos on Amazon, YouTube, and other online resources.

Amazon Prime FREE Videos

You can find other great Astronomy resources on my Space Learning Fun With Kids board on Pinterest
Follow Mama Of Many Blessings’s board Space Learning Fun With Kids on Pinterest.

I am linking up with these great link parties, stop over for other great learning ideas for kids.

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  1. Hi Nicole! Wow! What a great list. Both of my kids have always been into outer space. Even though both of mine go to school, I’d love to bookmark this for things to do on weekends and holidays. It’s great! Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. It’s always great to see you. I’m featuring this one at tomorrow’s party. Enjoy the rest of your week.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

    • Anne,
      Thank you so much for your kind words!! I’m so glad to hear it is helpful to you, I have kids who love learning about outer space too and have used many of these resources. Thanks for hosting, for featuring, and for stopping by. It’s always great to hear from you. I hope you have a blessed weekend!!

    • Joanne,
      Thank you so much for your kind words!! There are so many great resources around the web, I love sharing them with others so they can use them too. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing as well!!

  2. This is such a great resource, thank you! I’ve shared to stumbleupon, and my blog’s Facebook page. My son is almost 5 and I think a lot of these will be perfect for him! Just found your site and really love it. We are on our first year homeschooling journey so far. I’ve posted how we have started doing it here: https://blueandhazel.com/teach-preschool-home. We are not super structured but I’m seeing him get very excited about reading, learning sounds, and random topics like space, dinos, and bugs. Thank you again! Liz


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