This summer, create a home summer camp with an Outer Space theme. We’ve been doing a ton of Space, planet, and galaxy activities recently…and sharing them, too! Our Outer Space sensory activities were a huge hit, as were our Constellation crafts. Which to do first when you’ve got a little space fan! You can betcha we’ve been pinning to our Outer Space Awesome pin board a lot! We even grabbed up a handful of our all-time favorite Outer Space books from the library to share with you. If you’re looking for activities to do with the kids this summer, a space theme will be a sure hit. Your Summer Camp at home will be complete with Space crafts, Space snacks, Space sensory, fine motor, and gross motor learning and play.
Outer Space theme activities
These activities are set up by theme (books, snacks, crafts, solar system models, sensory play, and movement learning activities) so that you can pick and choose activities for each day of your themed camp. Make the week work for you! Choose just one or two activities for each day, or go all out and do one from each category. It’s totally up to you and your little campers!
Outer Space Books
Start off your daily activities during a week of Space activities with a Space book. Some of our favorites are ones we read weekly and others are ones we love to check out from the library.
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Stop back soon! This book list is coming to the blog tomorrow!
Outer Space Snacks
We quickly made this space snack while doing a little space reading. Kids will gobble up the stars and planets. We even made it a fine motor sorting activity by sorting the stars and planets from the snack mix. This outer space themed snack will be a hit during your Summer Camp at home or space themed week. We used a cup of Cheerios Cereal
and a cup of Puffs snacks
to make our stars and planets snack mix. Have the kids sort the planets and stars into separate bowls for fine motor practice that Toddlers and young Preschoolers will love.
More Space themed snacks to fill the rest of your week:
Outer Space Solar System Models:
book and crafted them based on the pictures in the book. we strung the pipe cleaner planets along fishing line and taped it between two walls. This was a fun way to explore how the planets are spaced from the sun.
More Solar System Models for Kids for the rest of the week:
Make a solar system mobile like Artsy Craftsy Mom
Create a balloon solar system model from Creekside Learning
Use recycled plastic lids to create a solar system like Still Playing School
Make a solar system with Legos like Kitchen Counter Chronicles.
Outer Space Crafts
Use these outer space crafts to make one each day of the week of your DIY summer camp…r just use them with your space-loving kiddo!
Make a Rainbow Rocket ship like Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Create a Textured Moon craft from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Make Q-tip Star Art like Mess for Less
Kids will love this Launching Rocket Ship toy from Lalymom.
This Moon mobile will be a hit. (from Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Outer Space Sensory Play
These space themed sensory play ideas are ways to teach about planets, with an astronaut theme in mind. Know a little future astronaut? They will love these sensory play and learning ideas.
Lots of ideas are to be found on our Outer Space sensory round up!
Space Themed Move and Learn Activities
I love the rocket ship in this space themed party! Climb in and out of a cardboard rocket ship for lots of movement and play.
Then, use another cardboard box to make this glow in the dark space fort like Lalymom.
Nurturestore made a great Space math game.
Have fun with your Outer Space themed week of fun!
This post is part of a HUGE resource for you! We’re joining 10 other bloggers in 11 weeks of themed Summer Camp at Home activities. These themed activities will fill the weeks of summer with learning, fun, and play. Check out all of the Summer Camp at Home themes below: