Inside: This compilation of preschool space activities adds 15 out-of-this-world science fun that your kids will love!
Adding a space theme to your preschool classroom adds so much possibility for creativity and imagination.
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 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)
Rocketing Space Gross Motor Activity – Work on moving at 3 different speeds – slow, normal, fast – with these free printable cube cards. (3 Dinosaurs)
Fizzing Planets – This is a great science experiment and sensory play activity! (Cultivate Curiosity)
More science activities:
Free Space Counting Printable
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Space Activity Plans
I’ve teamed up with other early childhood teachers and homeschoolers to put together these hands-on space activity plans for toddlers and preschoolers!
Easy to follow activities that include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.
Note: This is a digital product. That means when you make a purchase, you will be emailed a link to the activities.
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