Preschoolers are fascinated about all things space which makes it a really great theme to focus learning on in preschool. This post has many space activities for preschoolers covering space topics including the solar system, the stars and moon.
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Here is a blog post for you to use for additional information an activities relating to a space theme for preschoolers! These space themed activities are a fun way for preschoolers to learn the needed skills for kindergarten including fine motor skills, literacy, math, science, gross motor skills and more!
Space Activities for Preschoolers
These 25+ space activities for preschoolers are sure to be a blast! Use them to build your own lesson plans or to add to any existing preschool lesson plans about space.
Space Science Activities
Solar System Activity with Rocks. Young children will enjoy painting rocks to look like the planets and arranging them in order of the solar system. This is an excellent hands-on project for teaching preschoolers about the solar system.
Moon Activities for Kids. These fun projects will teach kids about the moon in a fun way! They will be the perfect addition to any preschool unit about space.
Constellation Cards and Myths for Kids. Preschoolers can make these neat constellation cards to learn all about the stars. All you need is some paper, something to poke little holes and a flashlight for this exciting activity!
Constellation Activities for Kids. Preschoolers will have so much fun learning about the stars with these hands-on constellation activities! These are the perfect activities to add to any preschool unit about space!
Hands-on Solar System for Preschoolers by Stir the Wonder. Preschoolers can learn all about the solar system with this colorful, hands-on activity. Kids will have fun sticking these foam planets on a glass window in the correct order.
Fine Motor Space Activities
Astroid Unravel by Mama of Littles. Preschoolers will have fun discovering what is inside these astroids! You’ll need some plastic eggs, tin foil and this printable.
Solar System Button Snake by School Time Snippets. Preschoolers can learn the order of the planets with this simple solar system button snake fine motor activity. You will need this planets printable, ribbon and buttons.
Moon Dust Writing Tray by Stir the Wonder. This Moon Dust writing tray is a fun way for preschoolers to practice handwriting. All you need is some gray colored salt or sand and a writing utensil to make this space themed fine motor activity.
Yarn Wrapped Planets by And Next Comes L. Get creative with this fine motor activity! All you need are some cardboard cut outs of the planets and some yarn!
Astronaut Fine Motor Training by Stir the Wonder. Preschoolers will love pretending to be an astronaut with this fine motor activity! All you need are some building toys like wooden bolts and some winter gloves.
Gross Motor Space Activities
Astroid Toss by Mama of Littles. Preschoolers will have lots of fun tossing astroids with this gross motor activity. For this activity you’ll use plastic eggs wrapped in foil and a cardboard target.
Comet Catch by Life with Moore Learning. Preschoolers will have a blast catching and throwing these comets! For this space themed gross motor activity you’ll need some small plastic balls and party streamers taped on.
Space Yoga Pose Ideas by Pink Oatmeal. Have fun stretching with these space themed yoga poses! Preschoolers will have even more fun if they are dressed up like astronauts!
Gross Motor Moon Phases by Learn Play Imagine. Preschoolers will learn the phases of the moon with this interactive gross motor activity. All you need are some large cards with the moon phases on them.
Reach for the Stars by Mrs. Plemon’s Kindergarten. Reach for the Stars is a great gross motor activity to get preschoolers reaching, stretching and jumping in place. For this activity you’ll need some plastic glow in the dark stars and party streamers.
Math Space Activities
Building Rockets with Shapes by Stir the Wonder. Young children will love building rockets on a window or mirror using sticky foam shapes. For this activity you’ll need some craft foam cut into shapes and a spray water bottle.
Space Themed Nonstandard Measurement by Totschooling. Preschoolers will have fun learning about measurement with this space themed math printable. It will be a great addition to any space themed preschool unit.
Start Counting Activity by Inspiration Laboratories. Preschoolers will have fun practicing number recognition and counting with this simple star activity. All you need is black paper, a silver pen or marker and star stickers.
Moon Math Board Game by Stir the Wonder. With this printable moon board game preschoolers can work on counting, one-to-one correspondence and number recognition all while playing! For this activity you’ll just need some glass stones or some other kind of game marker.
Counting Down Stars by JDaniel’s Mom. Preschoolers will have fun learning to count down with this space themed math activity! It’s great for gross motor movement too! All you need are some paper plates, paper stars, marker and a bean bag to toss.
Literacy Space Activities
ABC Star Hunt & Matching Game by Stir the Wonder. Preschoolers will have fun with this space themed literacy activity that gets the whole body moving. You’ll need some stars with letters on them and a board to match them on. It’s a great way to teach letter recognition.
Alphabet Spaceships by The Inspired Home. This cute outer space craft will help preschoolers learn to recognize the letters of the alphabet and how to spell their names. For this craft you will need colorful paper and glue.
Alphabet Star Search Sensory Bin at Pre-K Pages. With this simple space themed sensory bin preschoolers will learn to recognize the letters of the alphabet. All you need is a bin of black beans and little paper stars with the letters written on them.
Easy to Play Rhyming Planet and Stars Matching Game by 3 Dinosaurs. This space themed literacy activity is a lot of fun! Preschoolers will work to match the rhyming words on the planet and star cards.
Smashing ABC Moon Rocks by Stir the Wonder. Preschoolers will love searching the moon rocks for the correct letter and then smashing them with a hammer! For this activity you’ll need some baked cotton balls and a toy hammer.
So there you have it, 25 space activities for science, math, literacy, fine motor and gross motor skills. I hope they inspire you to have fun teaching your preschoolers all about space and those important skills needed for kindergarten.