These space activities for kids will help you continue to foster your child’s desire to learn more about worlds beyond our own. Each art and craft activity has a science focus and will expand on your little’s desire to explore!
My family has been spending time reading about upcoming plans for NASA and SpaceX. In fact, we even find ourselves tuning into the live feed of the astronauts! Pretty sweet!
In two weeks, yet another SpaceX launch will occur – this time without static fire. It’s amazing how much change has occurred within that program. Elon Musk is bending all the rules as we knew them.
And in other news, NASA’s Kathy Lueders – who was a part of the inaugural private crew last month – has now been named to lead @NASA’s Human Exploration & Operations Mission Directorate.
We read these things and then want to engage our children/ keep them plugged in! That’s why these space activities for kids are the perfect way to keep them curious.
And when you have curious children, the possibilities are endless.
10 Space Activities For Kids That Are Out Of This World
I spent some time researching online and found ten kid-friendly space crafts to do as a family that everyone will love. If there is one thing I know about my children it’s that they like to get their hands dirty. Hands-on fun = a home run.
If you want to explore a cool chemical reaction while learning about the moon, here you go - fizzy moon rocks!
Besides the constellation craft, this page has a variety of ideas to check out! Lots of fun.
From start to finish these galaxy jars take about 10 minutes. Use them over and over again.
This is a great hands-on activity for kids who love to talk about the moon.
These planet sun catchers are a great way to help kids visualize the size of the planets.
While looking at planets, they almost seem marbled from afar. Here is an art project to try to match that look.
The experiment I am about to show you is a visual representation of the 5 layers of the Earth’s atmosphere.
I have a feeling your children are going to love this Oreo moon phase space activity craft for kids.
With all this talk about SpaceX, how could I not include a rocket DIY?
We all have some tin foil in our kitchen. You can get started with this moon craft today.
What did you think about these space themed activities?
Children will not know how much they love to do things unless we expand their minds. Maybe you have a rocket builder in your home as well?! Testing out these space-themed activities might help you figure that out.
I know a lot of people are looking for indoor play ideas lately and these all work PLUS they have a science spin. You will even find a few STEM projects sprinkled in, but we don’t have to tell the kids that.
Just let them get their hands dirty while you open up the conversation about the solar system. There are so many space crafts to try out! I can’t wait to get started.
Whether we focus on the phases of the moon, the way the planets look from afar, or simply drawing the constellations in outer space – just remember to keep your children looking up at the stars.
- Livestream from NASA – showing Earth Views
- NASA Livestream on YouTube – official channel
- Schedule of all NASA Livestream programming
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