For the past two weeks, we’ve been having fun studying Outerspace! Learning about space and the planets has been one of the kiddos favorite units this year. We had some freeze-dried astronaut ice cream, acted as astronauts in our dramatic play center, did space crafts, etc…all making learning fun! Here are some pictures from our learning activities:
I folded the paper into 10 sections and wrote the numbers on each section, then gave the kiddos shiny star stickers and they had to count each number and add the correct amount of stars. It is great for fine motor practice and counting. Peeling those stickers off of the page and sticking them on is hard work for little hands! They liked it because they got to use star stickers! 🙂
How cute are the moons that we made! I cut a white circle out of thick construction paper and had the students use glue to make craters and moon rocks. We then let the glue dry and the next day they took a grey crayon and colored over the glue. My kiddos were shocked when I actually told them to scribble. lol! The glue is easier to color and comes out nicer if they scribble it. 🙂
Here is a pic of our name rockets. Students had to write one letter of their name on each strip of paper, then build it to say their name and glue it on the black paper. They added a triangle on top, 10 shiny sticker stars and then they had to count down to blastoff with me to add the glitter glue flames.
Here’s a part of our dramatic play center for our space unit It’s a NASA space control center. I had the kiddos paint the box with silver paint, then I added all of the fun stuff! I used tap lights for the buttons, fancy colored tape and printouts from NASA.
I have so many more activities and ideas in my brand new space unit that is available in my store. Here’s a preview pic of some of the things that are included in the 137 page pack!