Space theme day!

An activity with Paulette!

Sing with Foss!

Sensory and Science!

Make Your Own Moon Sand

You will need:

  • 6 cups of play sand (preferably colored sand)
  • 3 cups of cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups of cold water

Mix the sand and cornstarch together. Add water, and mix everything together with your hands. Work through until you no longer see the white cornstarch. Add toys or mold into shapes. Store in airtight container. You may have to add a couple teaspoons of water the next time you play with moon sand.

Credit: Make it & Love it

“Moon Rock” Sorting
Go out side and during a walk collect a selection of rocks.
Have children sort rocks by colour, size, weight, etc.

Art!!

Letter space ship

  • Cut out squares to spell your name, 1 trapezoid, 1 triangle and some stars
  • Glue everything to a sheet of construction paper
  • Add decorations!

Toilet Paper Roll Rocket

Materials:

  • empty toilet or paper towel roll,
  • paint,
  • paint brush,
  • red or orange tissue paper,
  • a piece of construction paper
  • glue
  • scissors
  • a little aluminum foil
  1. Paint the roll the color of your choosing. While your child is painting cut out some flames using the tissue paper.
  2. While the roll is drying have your child colour the piece of construction paper if they want, it will be made into the nose of the ship so let them know you will be cutting it.
  3. Meanwhile cut some long strips of aluminum foil.
  4. The roll should be dry enough to glue the aluminum foil strips on, while your child does this, cut a circle out of the construction paper and cut half way into the circle to make a cone.
  5. Glue the cone on the end of the rocket.   It’s easiest to put glue in the cone and then place the roll inside it. Hold it there a minute or two.
  6. Glue the flames on the bottom inside.
  7. Blast off!

Credit: No time for Flash Cards

Activities!!

Printables from Kids Activities Blog

Print out and try your hand at some space mazes.

To reuse the mazes try putting the printed maze in a paper protector and complete the maze with a marker.   With warm water and a little scrub, you can start the maze again.

Guided Mediation

Join Jamie as she guides you through the moon and stars with guided relaxation!

Online resources

Learn about meteors, comets and the solar system with Dr. Binocs

NASA Tour of Mars

Learn with Polkaroo and Gisele about the planets  

Space Songs and Finger plays!

Blast Off! (Tune: Itsy Bitsy Spider)

Climb aboard the spaceship
we’re going to the moon,
hurry and get ready
we’re going to blast off soon,
put on your helmet
and buckle up real tight,
cause here comes the countdown
so count with all your might!
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1,
Blast off!!

Tuning Up For Outer Space (Tune: The Farmer in the Dell)

The sun is in the sky. The sun is in the sky.
Hot and bright, it gives us light.
The sun is in the sky.
The moon is in the sky.
The Moon is in the sky.
Around and ’round the earth it goes.

The moon is in the sky.
The stars are in the sky.
The stars are in the sky.
Twinkly bright, they shine at night.
The stars are in the sky.

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