We’ve outlined a week of play and learning activities for you. These plans will cover a variety of skills for toddlers and preschoolers including language, cognitive, creative, math, science and sensory exploration. The play activities are more child-directed and the learning activities would be more appropriate for preschool-age children and require a little more planning and direction.
Play Activities with Space / Rocket Theme
Sunday: Galaxy I-Spy Bottle
Monday: DIY Rocket Ship Toy| Lalymom
Tuesday: Galaxy Sensory Bin
Wednesday: Space Scene Playmat| Mom Inspired Life
Thursday: Dramatic Play Space Printables| Pre-K Pages
Friday: Space Pretend Play and Story Stones| You Clever Monkey
Saturday: Outer Space BINGO| Playdough to Plato
Learning Activities with Rockets
Sunday: Bottle Top Space Rockets| Clare’s Little Tots
Monday: Magnetic Astronaut and Tape Rocket| J Daniel 4’s Mom
Tuesday: Rocket Name Puzzle| Teach Me Mommy
Wednesday: Straw Rockets Science Activity| Buggy and Buddy
Thursday: Word Family Rocket Landings| Rainy Day Mum
Friday: Space Book| Powerful Mothering
Saturday: Astronaut Fine Motor Practice
Extra Activities to Try
Engineering for Kids Soda Bottle Rockets| Lemon Lime Adventures
DIY Cardboard Rocket| Create in the Chaos
Counting and Matching Stars Activity| Life Over C’s
Favorite Books about Rockets and Space
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)National Geographic Readers: PlanetsWhat’s Out There?: A Book about Space (Reading Railroad)Roaring Rockets (Amazing Machines)If You Decide To Go To The MoonOn the Launch Pad: A Counting Book About Rockets (Know Your Numbers)
Favorite Toys to Help Explore Space
Hape – Playscapes – Discovery Space Center Wooden Play SetCelestial Buddies Earth PlushRocket Ship Play Tent – Spaceship Playhouse with Bonus Space Torch Projector ToyPacific Play Tents Kids Space Station Dome Tent with 4 Crawl Tunnels for Indoor / Outdoor FunGreat Explorations 3-D Solar SystemAeromax Jr. Astronaut Suit with Embroidered Cap and NASA patches, WHITE, Size 2/3
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Amy is a former teacher turned stay-at-home mom and writer. She loves sharing what she knows about family, play and early learning. When she’s not at her computer you can find her spending family time, organizing or decorating her home, reading a good self-help book or pretending she knows how to cook but she usually leaves that to her awesome husband!