Exploring Outer Space with young children is so fun. They have such a natural curiosity about the world around them.
This 57-page activity pack includes a variety of Math, Literacy, Fine Motor, and Science activities perfect for creating centers, file folder activities, or morning work for preschoolers.
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These activities are flexible to meet the developmental needs of the children in your care, and having them at your fingertips makes it easy to offer child led materials on the go.
These activities are a long term investment. Print, laminate and store them for next year-saving you time in the future! They can also be printed printable magnet sheets to add an extra element of fun to the activity or create a quiet time game.
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Space Shuttle Shape Clip Cards
Practice shape matching with these space shuttle shape clip cards.
BLAST OFF COLOR MATCHING ACTIVITY
Set this fun activity up as a tot tray or a file folder game and blast off to matching fun!
OUTER SPACE CUTTING Practice Puzzles
These outer space themed cutting puzzles are a fun way to practice cutting skills including following a variety of lines.
STARRY NIGHT UPPERCASE & LOWERCASE FILE FOLDER GAME
This file folder game includes both uppercase and lowercase star cards to customize this activity based on skill level. Practice matching lowercase stars to lowercase stars...
Or pair the uppercase star cards with the mats to practice uppercase to lowercase matching.
OUTER SPACE COUNT AND CLIP CARDS
Number clip cards are a great way to practice numeral recognition, one-to-one correspondence, and work on finger strength.
**Teacher Tip: If you offer these type of activities often try offering a variety of types of clothes pins. You can get short and wide ones like the ones above, traditional clothes pins, mini clothes pins, and larger ones.
OUTER SPACE Number PUZZLES
COUNTING STARS MATS 1-10 WITH FRAMES & COUNTERS
Number puzzles are a blast!
As a special challenge for this fun theme, challenge older preschoolers to put the pieces in order backwards from 10-1
These number mats with frames are a fun way to practice number recognition and counting skills.
Pair with the included printable star counters or with your own fun counters such as pom poms or star erasers.
Counting Stars 1-20
Young children working on larger numbers can benefit from this activity, counting stars up to the number 20.
NIGHT SKY COUNTING MATS 1-10
These counting mats also include the number word for children learning sight words as well as counting skills.
BLAST OFF COUNTING MATS 1-20
Blast off and count stars in outer space. Flip a card, identify a number from 1-20,, then add stars to the mat.
OUTER SPACE GROSS MOTOR ACTIVITY CARDS
Work on gross motor development while exploring outer space related items. Slip these on a binder ring and carry around to use during transitions.
OUTER SPACE SORTING MAT
Practice sorting and ordering by size with this activity.
Line up planets in order away from the sun. Extend by adding in the dwarf planet Pluto and the Asteroid belt.
ASTRONAUT AND SPACESHIP SHAPES FILE FOLDER GAME
Preschoolers love astronauts!
Use this activity to practice matching up shapes.
I SPY OUTER SPACE
Print two sets of this activity page. Cut out the pieces from one page and place around the room or in a sensory bin. Then use the other as a checklist as children find the planets.
OUTER SPACE POSITIONAL MAT
Understanding Positional Phrases is important for young children to understand directions.
Use this mat and cards along with the instruction cards to practice positional phrases.
LABEL THE PARTS OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE
What are the parts of a space shuttle? Learn and label the parts with this activity.
OUTER SPACE 3-PART CARDS
These Outer Space 3-Part Cards are great for gaining understanding of Outer Space nomenclature. The cards can be kept whole and used with props as shown above. You could also keep one set whole, then cut the word away from the photo in the other set for children to match to the complete card.
OUTER SPACE WORD WALL CARDS
Use these word wall cards for out of this world fun. Add them to your writing center to encourage stories & writing, use with gross motor games or to enhance your circle time space.
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