Inside: This compilation of preschool space activities adds 15 out-of-this-world science fun that your kids will love!
As new information about our universe is being discovered all the time, this category is constantly growing.
If you’ve been a teacher for long enough, you’ll remember once teaching that Pluto was a planet- what a throwback!
Get out your paper stars, multi-colored glitter and glow-in-the-dark items and let your creativity run wild!
👉Bonus! Scroll down towards the bottom of this post to find a free space rocket counting printable.
15 Outer Space Activities for Preschoolers
Galaxy Dough – Create your own “galaxy dough” that resembles the shimmering colors of the night sky. (Growing a Jeweled Rose)
Telescope Decorating – Use paper towel or toilet paper tubes to decorate with space-themed items, discussing how scientists use telescopes to gaze up at the stars and planets. (Things to Share and Remember)
Space Sensory Bin – Fill a sensory bin with small dark rocks or dyed chickpeas, glow-in-the-dark stars, and other space objects. (Rainy Day Mum)
Constellation Sensory Bag – Fill a ziplock bag with hair gel and various sizes of star glitter to resemble the night sky. (Playground Park Bench)
Moon Dust Writing – Create “moon dust” to fill a tray and have preschoolers trace letters with their finger. (Stir the Wonder)
Space Wreaths – Paint paper plate rings black to decorate with outer space items such as planets and stars. (3 Dinosaurs)
Planet Matching – Print out pictures of planets and cut them in half for toddlers to match the pictures together. (Twitchetts)
Space Songs – Incorporate these fun space-themed songs into your circle time. (PreKinders)
Marbled Planets – Paint circular pieces of paper with marbles, paint, and shaving cream to create planet art. (I Heart Crafty Things)
Name Spaceships – Have preschoolers arrange the letters to create their names and glue them down to decorate the names as spaceships. (The Inspired Home)
Planet Suncatchers – Decorate circular wax paper pieces as planets to hang in your windows. (Pre-K Pages)
Foil Stamped Moons – Preschoolers will stamp the circle with silver paint using pieces of foil to create the texture of the moon. (A Dab of Glue Will Do)
Space Slime – For a sensory activity, create your own space slime, incorporating glow-in-the-dark stars. (The Frugal Navy Wife)
Star Stamping – Provide star-shaped cookie cutters for preschoolers to use as stamps with paint. (Mrs. Plemons’ Kindergarten)
Spray Bottle Painting – Hang pieces of paper up outside and fill spray bottles with paint to create the appearance of a galaxy. (Mama of Littles)
Rocketing Space Gross Motor Activity – Work on moving at 3 different speeds – slow, normal, fast – with these free printable cube cards. (3 Dinosaurs)
More science activities:
Free Space Counting Printable
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