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Outer Space Crafts, Activities, and More!

Who hasn’t gazed up at the stars and wondered about the universe beyond our own planet? Looking at the night sky has the added attraction of staying up late–a sure-fire way to sneak in a little learning with children.

For outer space week of the Smart Summer Challenge*, we saw plenty of out of this world ideas!

Here are some of the outer space crafts and activities my family did:

Constellation Pictures

Outer Space Songs for Preschool

Earth and Moon Orbits Reenactment

Rocket Ship Craft and Books About Astronauts

Some other posts from our participants and hostesses that caught my eye:

Me as a Constellation from Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational

Felt Build a Rocket Game at Pink and Green Mama

Cookies and Phases of the Moon at Teach Mama


Solar System Necklace from Paint Cut Paste


Rocket Shape Collage from Creativity My Passion

Planet Walk to see the relative distance between the planets from Life in the Unknown

Living Montessori Now has a great round-up of Montessori-Inspired Star and Constellation Units. I especially like the constellation pin punching activity from Counting Coconuts.

* Recently I co-hosted the “Smart Summer Challenge” with MaryLea of Pink and Green Mama and Amy of TeachMama.

I’m moving my weekly themed “round-ups” of submissions to new posts to make them easier to find.

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Candace Lindemann, Yale, BA, Harvard Graduate School of Education, EdM, is an educational consultant and published writer. She enjoys new learning experiences with her children, ages 6 and 4 and 1.5.

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4 Responses to "Outer Space Crafts, Activities, and More!"

  1. Great round-up of outer space activities, Candace! Thanks so much for including my post! I really love that constellation pin punching activity from Counting Coconuts, too. It’s always amazing how much kids love to use pin punching for almost anything, but I think constellations are one of the best uses for it! :)

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