Outer Space Activity Pack
This pack is bursting full with activities to keep children busy and learn all about outer space, our solar system, planets, space travel, the sun, moon and stars! Includes ACTIVITY PLANS & EXAMPLE EVALUATIONS!
This pack is bursting full with activities to keep children busy and learn all about outer space, our solar system, planets, space travel, the sun, moon and stars!
With ideas to cover all of the development areas, you will never be short of things to do to support learning and encourage next steps!
This pack includes all of the following:
Outer Space Activity Ideas Sheet
Links activity ideas to each of the development areas. Gather loads of inspiration for your Outer Space theme!
Activity Plans & Evaluation Sheets
Great for showing inspectors how you plan activities, observe children and plan next steps to support learning!
3 completed activity plans with example evaluations are included in this pack:
- Arty Aliens
- New Planet
- Rocket Launch
Completed plans cover resources required, activity description, appropriate ages for activity, useful links, areas of learning covered and learning and development focus ideas.
Evaluation sheets include name and date of activity, children taking part, evaluation description, best bits and worst bits about the activity and further / future ideas.
Blank activity plan and evaluations sheets also included to create and evaluate your own activity plans.
Outer Space Fact Sheets
Learn all about our solar system, the sun, moon and planets!
Space Discovery Report
Children can pretend to be an Astronaut or Space Explorer and use this Space Discovery Report sheet to note down what they find during an observation activity using a telescope or binoculars…. or use their imaginations to record information from a pretend space explorer mission. An excellent resource to encourage children to look closely at the night sky and describe what they can see or to stretch their imaginations and consider what might be found in outer space. Children will learn how they can record and share information.
Outer Space Worksheets
Use these fun worksheets to help children practice their counting, reading, writing, pencil control skills and to learn more about outer space!
Picture cards can be used in a variety of ways:
- To help children learn about and identify objects in space.
- For word recognition and literacy skills
- Use two sets of cards to play snap or memory games (turning over one card at a time and remembering where it is in order to match it with it’s pair).
- To test children’s knowledge (Show me a planet that is made from gas, etc.)
Space Explorer Game
This fun game will encourage children to learn about and communicate their knowledge of space and our solar system, use their counting and number skills to move around the board, recognise colours, learn about letters and their sounds and express themselves through movement and sound.
Game rules and cards also included!
Out of this World Certificate
After all of these exciting activities, the children will have had lots of fun and at the same time learned about outer space, our solar system, planets, space travel, the sun, moon and stars. Reward them with a special certificate to take home!
The blank Activity Plan and Evaluation Sheets are provided as PDF Forms. Simply click in each area to add information or to tick the learning areas covered, or if you prefer, print out and complete by hand.
All other resources in this pack are provided as standard PDF files and are not editable.
For best results MindingKids recommends that you laminate the picture cards, fact sheets, and Space Explorer Game and cards so as they can be used again and again. Laminating materials are not included.
The download version of this pack is supplied as a ZIP FILE. Please see the FAQ page for further information.
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