Zoom into space and explore the galaxy with the fun, preschool activities in the Outer Space Activity Guide for Kids! Our preschool activity guides helps parents and teachers extend learning with fun, hands-on activities that bring lessons to life. For preschoolers through kindergarten and first grade, these activity ideas are a great way to nurture little learners!
What are Activity Guides?
Here at The Printables Library at KidsActivities.com, we know that teaching little learners can be a lot of work. That’s why we have created activity guides that take the guesswork out of what to teach and when!
Each activity guide is broken down into five days of learning fun. The days feature a printable (usually from right here at The Printables Library!), as well as activities that you can do with your kids to extend the learning! We have also rounded up some fun related videos and books that you can add to your daily learning time to keep your kids engaged.
Let’s start learning about Outer Space!
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Space Activity Guide for Kids
KINDERGARTEN READINESS SKILLS INCLUDED IN THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES
- Making comparisons
- Using a pencil and crayon with control
- Using scissors
- Copying basic shapes
- Counts from 1-10
- Matches numbers to groups
- Shape recognition
- Color naming
- Listening to stories
- Alphabet recognition
- Connects letter sounds to letters
- Draws a picture to express an idea
- Listens to directions
For more information about kindergarten readiness skills, check out this list.
Daily Space Activities
Space Activity Guide – Day 1:
Printable: Have a blast with these Fun with Planets Activity Sheets!
Activity 1: Teach your kids about Earth’s Atmosphere.
Activity 2: Make a Balloon Rocket.
Space Activity Guide – Day 2:
Printable: Solve some Space Mazes!
Activity 1: Make a Galaxy Necklace.
Activity 2: Try some Space Crafts!
Space Activity Guide – Day 3:
Printable: Play the Galaxy Game!
Activity 1: Make Galaxy Slime.
Activity 2: Create a Galaxy in a Bottle.
Space Activity Guide – Day 4:
Printable: Make a Solar System Mobile.
Activity 1: Design an Out of This World Tie Dye Shirt!
Activity 2: Test out some Magnetic Slime.
Space Activity Guide – Day 5:
Printable: Make a Solar Eclipse Model.
Activity 1: Learn more about The Moon.
Activity 2: Create some DIY Moon Rocks!
Books for Kids About Space and the Galaxy
National Geographic’s Little Kids First Big Book of Space by Catherine Hughes
Smart Kids Space: For Kids Who Really Love Space by Roger Priddy
Hello, World! Solar System by Jill McDonald
Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story by Mark Kelly
The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System by Joanna Cole
Our Stars by Anne Rockwell
Roaring Rockets! by Tony Mitton
Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations by Jacqueline Mitton
Videos for Kids About Outer Space
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