Have fun this Space Day with these 6 easy space activities for kids!
Space is probably the most enjoyable topic for little ones to enjoy. Whether it’s learning about the millions of stars, the way the sun impacts our solar system or even the possibility of aliens, space is a pretty addictive topic for curious little minds.
This is an Our Daily Wonders Quick Post – blog posts designed for you to quickly skim through, grab ideas, and have fun with your kids! Scroll to the bottom for recommendations on books, games and toys.
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1. Make a telescope
Make a telescope out of kitchen rolls or toilet rolls!
Tape them together and paint, colour in, decorate with stickers, glitter – anything you want! Go out after sunset and see what you can spy in the sky!
2. Read a book about space
Read alouds are ALWAYS a good idea. After you’ve finished reading, see if your children want to draw a picture of something the loved in the book. Scroll down to find some beautiful books all about space!
3. Snuggle up with Netflix
Netflix has plenty of educational shows to choose from when you’re all ready for a bit of quiet time:
THE UNIVERSE – A fascinating series of documentaries from 2007 would be perfect for older children.
THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS RIDES AGAIN: KIDS IN SPACE – Even as adults we remember the wonder of The Magic School Bus. This new series has a 45-minute special all about space! All of your children can enjoy this one.
4. Family research and share
Each member of the family thinks of one question about space they’d like to know the answer to by the end of the day. Spend the day finding your answer and once the sun sets, gather together and share what you’ve learnt.
5. Have fun with Khan Academy
Khan Academy Kids is a free app for little learners with fun, interactive games and a big library of ebooks with a number of space titles:
- SPACE ROCKS
- OUT OF ORBIT
Looking for older children? Khan Academy has a Cosmology & Astronomy course in the Science section!
6. Build a Lego space ship
Use your imaginations and any Lego pieces you have to build a space ship! Your models don’t have to be accurate. They can be fun and filled with your child’s imagination!
Want to explore more about space?
Stunning books about space
For your little hands-on learners ages 4-8 who love word searches, crosswords, dot-to-dot and anything which requires a pen or pencil in their hand, this activity book is sure to keep their minds (and hands!) occupied for a while.
Aimed for ages 5-8, Look Inside: Space is a fun and engaging flap book from the incredible people at Usborne. Have fun learning about planets, comets, stars, the sun and our breathtaking solar system.
Published by DK, this beautiful book is aimed at children 7-9 and features stunning photography as well as pages and pages of information for your little space explorer to read and learn.
For children aged 9-12, this DK knowledge Encyclopedia is perfect for curious minds with never-ending questions!
Fun space games and toys for kids
Suitable for ages 6-12, Space Lab encourages STEM learning with 12 experiments and a colourful lab book.
Turn off the lights and let your little space enthusiast put on their very own space show. It even features photographs from NASA and the Hubble Telescope!
The BrainBox space game is suitable for ages 7 and up. Challenge each other as you try to remember as many facts as you can about space.
Which space activities will your kids try?
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