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Friday, 17 June 2016

10 Space-Themed Activities for Kids

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British astronaut Tim Peake returns from space this weekend after six months aboard the International Space Station. It's been an amazing adventure spacewalking, test piloting robots, and setting world records such as running the fastest marathon ever in space! In this week's blog post, we're celebrating Tim's return with 10 Space-Themed Activities for Kids!

1. Constellation Geoboards. Make your own constellation geoboard with this great tutorial. Includes constellations template.

2. Sensory Activities for Kids: Galaxy Oobleck. Lots of sensory-play fun to be had here!

3. Outer Space Party Cake Recipe. Make your own outer space cake and cupcakes for your themed party.

4. Paper Mache Solar System. Save up old newspapers for this project.

5. Erupting Moon Rocks. You'll have fun making them, playing with them, and then watching them erupt!

6. Sunspot Cookies. Yummy and educational!

7. Homemade Moon Sand Recipe. More sensory play adventures.

8. Puffy Paint Moon Craft. Make your own moon on paper.

9. Make a Balloon-powered Nanorover. A complete guide to making your own nanorover.

10. Make your own Bottle Rocket. Here's one for the older kids!

Note: Crafts often involve working with tools and materials that require adult assistance, such as scissors and glue. Undertake the activities listed above only with the supervision of a responsible adult, and follow any additional safety guidelines indicated in the individual activities. JoJoFun is not responsible for the content of external websites.