Outer Space Theme | Online Activities
Astronaut | Astronomer
Terms:  Comet, Planet Earth, Star, Moon, Planets 
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Themes Activities Materials

Alphabet
>
*Letter A > Astronaut or Astronomer
*Letter E is for Earth
*Letter M > M for Moon
*Letter SS is for Star

Community Helpers & Careers
>
Astronomer and Astronaut

Crafts >
Links to crafts for stars, sun, and astronaut 

Science >
Outer Space >
Solar System

Holidays and Events >
*May 1st Friday > Space Day
*May 20th, 1969 > 1st Moon Landing
*Oct. 4th-10th > World Space Week




This a fun online activity for young children to identify what is in space and learn about what an astronaut and astronomer do.

Activity:  What is in Space? Our Solar
Visit StarChild A Learning Center for Young Astronomers

comet
:  a snowball of ice and dust that travels around the sun.

Earth:  Is one of the eight planets that travel around the sun.  We live on the planet Earth.  Related activities:  Earth Day | Letter E Earth online puzzle

Moon:  The moon circles the Earth once a month.  Most planets have moons, which circle around them.  There is no air or water in the moon.  Related alphabet activities:  Letter M Moon

planets:  Eight planets, including Earth, travel around the Sun.  Along with moons, comets, and lumps of rock, they make up the Solar System. Visit this related activity to learn the name of the eight planets and practice numbers.  Related activities:  The Eight Planets

starsStars are a mass of gas in space such as the Sun.  Related activities:  Star theme

Sun:  The sun is an ordinary yellow star and it is the only star in our Solar System.  Stars burn, and sunlight that gives life is the light of our burning star -- the Sun.  Related activities and craft:  The Culture of the Sun (Cinco de Mayo)

Careers related to Astronomy and Space Exploration:
Astronomer:  An astronomer is a scientist that observes and studies planets, stars and galaxies.

Astronaut:
  An astronaut is a person that travels in space for exploration and research.

Craft Activity > Astronaut theme

Easy printable
spacesuit craft and astronaut craft at DLTK's.

Before craft assembly conduct some  learning activities with the craft templates:
1. Math > Shapes | Colors:  Identify colors and shapes.  Count and number the craft templates.

2. Skills developed during craft assembly: Scissor cutting and coloring (precursors to handwriting),  problem solving, and fine motor skills.
3. Alphabet > Write the alphabet letter on the craft in upper and lower case.

Outer space resources:
Visit these websites for kids Preschool to grade 4 for great fun outer space online games and activities.

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