Jump In To Summer Learning: Space Lesson Plans

When Cassie and I first envisioned our summer program last November, we knew we wanted something well planned out.  We’re both very busy moms and we need “grab and go” type materials.  In my head I was picturing something like a homemade summer camp.  Activities, crafts, books, snacks, and fun!  We also wanted to make sure there was a learning aspect to it, so we decided to do a general review of the core subjects for each grade level.

On Thursday we put out the learning part – the review. 


Today I’m going to include the activities, crafts, snacks, books, and more!  I’m going to link everything in this post as a visual and at the end you will find links to pdf lesson plans by age/grade level



1. Watercolor Constellations
2. Printable Astronaut Craft
3. Paper Space Shuttle
4. Write a Space Story
5. Splatter Paint Universe
6. DIY Constellations
7. Make an A Astronaut
8. Make a Moon Phase Viewer
9. Make a Moon Phase Puzzle
10. Handprint Alien Craft
11. Make a Solar System Craft


I strongly recommend choosing one sensory activity for the week and repeating it to get as much use as possible.  Sensory materials can get expensive.

1. Goodnight Moon Lightbox Activities
2. Space Sensory Bin from 3 Dinosaurs.com
3. Galaxy Playdough



1. Make a Scale Model of the Solar System with Toilet Paper
2. Play Astronauts to Earth
3. Make an Outer Space Themed Bath
4. Play Blast Off! space game
5. Space Rock Treasure Hunt
6. Make a cardboard Space Shuttle



I truly believe that no lesson plan is complete with at least one snack suggestion. Smile
1. Oreo Phases of the Moon
2. Alien Cupcakes
3. Make Moon and Star Jello Jigglers
4. Earth Cookies


I’ve added the books in a widget simply to make it easier to get all the info you might need.  I encourage you to check out the books at the library before purchasing!

If you’d like to do more Space themed learning, check out these other printable packs:
3 Dinosaurs Space Pack
1+1+1=1 Outer Space Printables and Theme
Totally Tots A is for Astronaut
Homeschool Creations Astronaut Pack
2 Teaching Mommies Space Pack


To download the lesson plans for Kinder and First Go Here

To download the lesson plans for Tot and Preschool Go Here

6 thoughts on “Jump In To Summer Learning: Space Lesson Plans”

  1. This is awesome!  Just what I was looking for to keep my kids busy this summer!  Thanks for sharing!

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