While studying space, we read the book Jake in Space Moon Attack as well as completed some fun space themed printables and activities.
There is a website that goes with this book that contains a few activities for parents and teachers, which you can find here: Jake in Space.
We did quite a few fun space activities, which our boys really enjoyed, especially this first one: Sugar Cookie Solar System. They loved eating these biscuits.
We also created Swirly Whirly Planets which was a fun hands-on, science experiment activity.
The boys also created their own Galaxy Shirt from cheap shirts we purchased.
And just for fun, the boys made an edible Solar System out of food we had in the house.
They used a pumpkin for the Sun, blueberries for Mercury and Mars, Grapes for Earth and Venus, a grapefruit for Jupiter, an orange for Saturn and mandarines for Uranus and Neptune.
As part of our space learning, we made this awesome Galaxy Slime from TWODALOO. Though, being in Australia, we had to change a few ingredients. I was able to find Elmer’s glue in small bottles at Woolworths and instead of the Sta-Flo liquid Starch, I used Fabulon Starch. I purchased the spray bottle and took the lid off to pour it into the mixture. I also don’t have liquid watercolours, so I used food colouring.
The boys loved playing with this slime and as you can see I did it outdoors which turned out to be a great idea. While they were playing with it, I had a phone call. By the time I had finished on the call, they had it everywhere. Boys will be boys!
Other Space and Solar System ideas
- Sugar Cookie Solar System
- Phases of the Moon Flip Book
- Galaxy Shirt
- Swirly-Whirly Planets
- Watercolour Solar System
- Space Cards
- Space Activity Pack
- Space Explorers Activities
- Solar Eclipse Printables
- Phases of the Moon Activities
- Printable Constellation Book
- Constellation Cards
We have had an awesome time this month, learning and completing activities relating to space! We hope you have enjoyed seeing them too.
Emma @ P is for Preschooler
I love that cookie solar system – what a tasty way to learn about space!
What a great array of activities, those cookies are adorable!
I am so impressed with all of your activities! The cookies look great, but I am also drawn to the Galaxy Slime!
Thank you for bringing a spoonful of fun to the Poppins Book Nook!