Do you have a budding astronaut or aerospace engineer in your classroom? Then try these free space activities for preschoolers. Each space themed activity featured in this post also includes a free printable!
Free Printable Space Activities for Preschoolers
These free space activities for preschoolers are designed to be simple enough to do at home, but they can also be done easily in the preschool classroom. Be sure to pin this page of preschool space activities and download your free lesson plans at the end of this post.
And these activities are not limited to preschoolers, either. Yes, there are some that are designed specifically for preschoolers, but you will also find many free space activities for kindergarteners, too.
FAQ About Teaching a Space Preschool Theme
Outer space can be a pretty abstract topic for preschoolers. After all, they can’t really see space firsthand. But that doesn’t mean that the concept of space is too hard for them. Start by teaching your preschoolers about the sun, moon, and stars. Those are all things they can see in the sky. Then teach them about the planets and how humans might explore space.
The solar system consists of the sun and everything that orbits (or moves in a circular motion around) the sun. Eight planets and their moons orbit the sun, as well as dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, and small icy objects. These are all part of the solar system.
Astronauts have plenty of things to keep them busy in space. They conduct scientific experiments, collect data and samples, and do repairs on the spaceship. Astronauts have meetings via their computers with scientists on Earth, too. They also clean the ship and work out at least two hours a day to stay healthy and strong.
Space Theme Math Printables for Preschoolers
Best Space Learning Toys
Learning about outer space can be heightened even more by having some highly educational learning toys on hand. These are some of my favorite space themed toys.
Best Picture Books About Space!
Because outer space can be a little abstract for young learners, having a really good book list for space can be a game changer. These are some of my favorites.
Whether you’re looking for a space shuttle activity for your space unit, or a space counting activity for circle time, it’s all here. These are my 20+ free space worksheets for preschoolers and printable activities I rely on for my space preschool theme.
Above you found shapes and colors space activities, even a glow in the dark space activity, and lots about lowercase letters and letter recognition. That’s because every theme in early childhood needs a wide range of enriching activities to make them worthwhile.
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I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.