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Outer Space Science, Math, and Literacy Activities

Outer Space Activities

This Outer Space Science, Math, and Literacy packet is out of this world with its 10 worksheets and 10 learning center activities. This resource practices the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Set recognition
– Number order
– Measurement
– Seriation
– Shape recognition
– Upper and lowercase letter recognition
– Classification
– Association
– Sequencing
– Phonological awareness
– Language/dictation
– Self-expression
– Writing
– Fine motor
– Following directions

Please note that the outer space center activities are designed to be printed (on cardstock) and laminated, and to be used and enjoyed for many years to come.

OUTER SPACE MEASURING WEIGHT TASK CARDS (COLOR 12/B&W 12)

Outer Space Measuring Weight Task Cards

Supply learners with a balance scale and the items presented on the cards. Small aliens, astronauts, rockets, saucers, and space shuttles can be found at party stores and/or on Amazon. Marbles and shooters make great planets. Asteroids can be made my wrapping small rocks in aluminum foil. Foam stickers and/or mini erasers may used for the stars.

Outer Space Measuring Weight Task Cards

Students will follow the directions on the task cards to measure the weight of the items provided. They will then determine which items weigh more, and which weigh less.

ROCKET SHAPE CLIP CARDS (COLOR 13/B&W 13)

Outer Space Activities - Rocket Shape Clip Cards

Provide clothespins, mini erasers or some other manipulative for children to use as markers. Students will identify the featured shape and clip/mark its matching partner.

SHOOTING STARS NUMBER QUANTITY (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Outer Space Activities - Shooting Stars Number Quantity

Attach pipe cleaners/fuzzy sticks to the back of the stars using a hot glue gun or tape. Provide students with small pony beads. Learners will string a numbered group of beads each corresponding star. Encourage younger children to use one-to-one correspondence while counting. Older children can use this activity to practice set recognition.

Outer Space Activities - Shooting Stars Number Quantity


OUTER SPACE TEN FRAME TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Outer Space Ten Frame Task Cards

Provide mini erasers pom poms, vase gems, or some other small manipulative for students to use. Young learners will place a numbered group of items on its corresponding card. As children pick up and place each item, encourage them to say its number name (one, two, etc.).

SOLAR SYSTEM SEQUENCING STICK CARDS (COLOR 9/B&W 9)

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Prompt learners to place the cards in numerical order (order of the planets). Teachers may also want to present different groups of cards (e.g., 4,5,_7,8), and have children determine the missing number (planet). These cards are also a fun way to teach ordinal concepts (first, second, third, etc.)

Tip: Hot glue these cards onto jumbo craft sticks to make this activity extra fun for little hands.

OUTER SPACE WRITING TRAY LETTER CARDS (COLOR 26/B&W 26)

Outer Space Writing Tray Cards

Provide a shallow tray filled with sand. Sprinkle in some glitter for some sparkle. With a small stick or just a finger, learners will practice letter formation using the letter cards as guides.

MOON PHASES PLAYDOUGH MATS (COLOR 1)

Outer Space Activities - Moon Phases Playdough Mats

Print and laminate multiple copies if needed. Using playdough, children will create the phases of the moon using the diagrams. An empty cardboard tube (toilet paper or paper towel) may be used to make the cutouts.

Outer Space Activities - Moon Phases Playdough Mats

ROBOT RHYMING TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Robot Rhyming Task Cards

Provide clothespins or some other small manipulative for children to use as markers. Students will say the names of each picture and find and clip/mark its rhyming partner.

Robot Rhyming Task Cards

OUTER SPACE PICTURE WORD CARDS (COLOR 24/B&W 24)

Outer Space Picture Word Cards

Fill a shallow container with black aquarium gravel or black colored rice. Add plastic magnetic letters, glitter, and sequins. Learners will choose a vocabulary card, search for the letters, and build the word. Small cookie sheets make a nice working space and can be purchased at the Dollar Store.

Outer Space Picture Word Cards

These outer space picture cards may also be placed on word walls and in writing centers and dramatic play areas for easy visibility and access.

Outer Space Picture Word Cards

OUTER SPACE CVC WORD TASK CARDS (COLOR 10/B&W 10)

Outer Space CVC Clip Cards

Supply clothespins or some other small manipulative for children to use as markers. Students will sound out/read the featured word and clip/mark the appropriate picture.

OUTER SPACE ACTIVITY WORKSHEETS (B&W 10)

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With these 10 worksheets, students will practice number order, ordinal numbers, addition, classification, association, dictation and writing, and so much more!

downloadALL OF THESE OUTER SPACE ACTIVITIES CAN BE FOUND HERE.

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Build a Robot Playdough Activity Cards

Build a Robot Activity Cards

Beep! Boop! Bop! Your learners will go nuts a bolt this Build a Robot Playdough Activity for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. Students will choose a learning center task card and create a robot by following the “recipe”.

This resource allows children to practice the following skills:

– Counting
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition
– Spatial relations
– More/less/same concept
– Language
– Social emotional
– Fine motor
– Following directions

Print these activity cards out on cardstock. For heavy use, lamination is recommended. Supply students with playdough, nuts, bolts, washers, paperclips, googly eyes, craft sticks, buttons, beads, and cut up pieces of fuzzy sticks/pipe cleaners.

Facilitate conversation during this activity; have your students to describe their creations. Ask them which items they used more/less/same of.

Let the imaginations soar and the creating begin!

download BUILD A ROBOT PLAYDOUGH ACTIVITY CARDS HERE.

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There’s No Place Like Space! Art Activity

There's No Place Like Space! Art Activity

“I’m the Cat in the Hat, and we’re off to have fun. We’ll visit the planets, the stars, and the sun!” These are the captivating first words of the book There’s No Place Like Space!. Written by Tish Rabe and beautifully illustrated by Aristides Ruiz, this wonderful book takes children on an exciting ride through the solar system, and teaches important basic concepts about space.

There's No Place Like Space! Art Activity

After being introduced to this book, preschoolers will enjoy making their own “planets”. Have students place cut up or torn pieces of bleeding tissue paper onto white construction paper circles. Instruct them to wet the tissue with a water filled spray bottle (supervision is important here). Once the tissue is sufficiently wet, gently remove and allow the “planets” to dry.

This activity encourages creative expression. The children love to choose their colors, and always get excited when they see the beautiful and varied works of art they have created. In addition, using a spray bottle improves fine motor skills and helps to build strength in small hands and fingers. Finally, cutting skills can be practiced, by encouraging the children (who wish to do so) to cut out their own circles.

There's No Place Like Space! Art Activity

Note: This revised edition of the book includes a glossary of space terms and excludes mention of Pluto, which is no longer considered a planet.

MATERIALS USED:

– White construction paper
Bleeding tissue paper in a variety of colors
– Spray bottles filled with water
Our free circle template

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