Space week was so much fun! Caden really enjoyed it! I heard him say “Nine, Six, Blast Off!” many times during the week. It’s a shame I didn’t get it on video because it is really adorable. Here are a couple of other space themed activities we did during Space Week.
I just love the printable crafts from Learn Create Love! Kim’s designs just make it so easy for busy moms to craft with their kids. Caden and I created the astronaut and space ship.
I placed the printouts on the table and gave Caden a paintbrush and paints. For this project I provided Caden with many different colors and just let him choose the colors he wanted to use and explore how they mix together.
Caden was mostly interested in painting the rocket ship, so I finished painting the astronaut for him and set them aside to dry when he was finished. It was a collaborative effort. 🙂
The next day, after the paint had dried and I had cut out all the pieces. I set Caden up with some construction paper and a glue stick and we glued the astronaut and space ship together.
Again this was a collaborative project because Caden isn’t too fond of sticky fingers. But he did as much as he wanted and I helped him when he needed. I keep thinking there is a better way to glue with a toddler but I haven’t figured it out yet. If you have any ideas, please let me know.
Another day during space week, I got out some red, white and blue play dough along with some themed cookie cutters and we played for a while cutting out various shapes and letters, such as stars of different sizes, a shooting star and a moon. We also played with the letters A for astronaut, M for moon, R for rocket, and S for star.
Be sure to check out the super simple space themed sensory bin we did too!
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These look like such fun activities. I love the way you did the rocket ship picture with the painting and the cutting/ gluing on different days. By the way, I have heard of giving a toddler a q-tip and a small bowl of glue as an easier method than a gluestick, but I have never actually done that. Good luck. 🙂
Kimberly @ LearnCreateLove says
Hey there! I’m so glad you were able to use my astronaut & rocketship. He did a GREAT job! =D
Thanks! I just LOVE your stuff! They are so cute & make my life so much easier!
Jennifer Fischer says
I love this! I am pinning to my Things That Go! board. I did a Things That Go in Space post a few months back — thought you might enjoy it. http://jennifischer.blogspot.com/2013/02/ten-for-tuesday-things-that-go-in-space.html