Explore the night sky with these fantastic space projects for kids that range from hands-on science and sensory activities to favorite space-theme art activities and more. Do you ever look up into the night sky and wonder what’s out there? The universe has a mysterious and magical quality to it, and yet we can start to learn about it with these simple space activities for kids. Grab your LEGO, watercolors, baking soda and vinegar, and more basic supplies to explore outer space. We love fun simple science activities for kids!

AWESOME SPACE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS!

Space Activities and MMoon Activities for Kids Science and STEM

Kids will have a blast with these simple to set up space theme activities that explore the moon in a hands-on way! Whether you want to dig your hands into a handful of moon sand or sculpt an edible moon cycle, we have you covered! Want to build a model space shuttle? Let’s go!

Make it STEM or STEAM with a wide range of space, moon, galaxy, and star-themed projects that combine parts of science, technology, engineering, and math as well as art (STEAM).

Get started with our popular and FREE space STEM challenge cards.

STEM challenges are usually open-ended suggestions to solve a problem. That’s a big part of what STEM is all about!

Ask a question, come up with solutions, design, test, and retest! The tasks are meant to get kids thinking about, and using the design process.

What’s the design process? I’m glad you asked! In many ways, it’s a series of steps an engineer, inventor, or scientist would go through when trying to solve a problem. Learn more about the steps of the engineering design process.

  • Use in the classroom, at home, or with clubs and groups.
  • Print, cut, and laminate to use over and over again (or use page protectors).
  • Perfect for individual or group challenges.
  • Set a time constraint or make it an all-day project!
  • Talk about and share the results of each challenge.

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SPACE THEME ACTIVITIES

Below you will find a fun selection of science, STEM, art, slime, and sensory play activities that explore space and especially the moon!

Learn more about craters, explore the phases of the moon, play with polymers with homemade galaxy slime, and more.

FIZZY MOON PAINTING

The moon in your night sky may not fizz and bubble like this fizzy space STEAM activity, but it’s still a fun way to dig into astronomy, chemistry, and art all at the same time!

FIZZING MOON ROCKS

Why not make a batch of fizzing moon rocks to celebrate the lunar landing anniversary? Make sure to have plenty of baking soda and vinegar on hand because your kids will want to make tons of these cool “rocks”.

Fizzing Moon Rocks Activity

GALAXY SLIME

What colors do you find in outer space?  Make this beautiful galaxy inspired slime that kids will love playing with!

WATERCOLOR GALAXY

Create your own watercolor galaxy art inspired by the beauty of our amazing Milky Way galaxy. This galaxy watercolor painting is a great way to explore mixed media art with kiddos of all ages.

GLOW IN THE DARK PUFFY PAINT MOON

Every night, you can look up into the sky and notice the changing shape of the moon! So let’s bring the moon indoors with this fun and simple puffy paint moon craft.

MAKING MOON CRATERS WITH MOON DOUGH

Explore how moon craters are formed, with this easy sensory moon dough mixture!

LEGO SPACE CHALLENGE

Explore space with free, fun, and easy to use LEGO space challenges using basic breaks!

MOON SAND

Another fun sensory recipe with a space theme.  Great for hands-on learning with a theme variation on our moon dough recipe above.

moon sand making castles and burying space men

OREO MOON PHASES

Enjoy a bit of edible astronomy with this Oreo space activity. Explore how the moon’s shape or moon phases change over the course of the month with a favorite cookie sandwich.

PHASES OF THE MOON CRAFT

What are the different phases of the moon? Another fun way to learn the moon phases with this simple moon craft activity.

SPACE SKIP COUNTING MATH

BUILD A SATELLITE

Build your own satellite for fantastic space themes STEM and learn a little bit about the mastermind, Evelyn Boyd Granville, in the process.

Build A Satellite

CONSTELLATION ACTIVITIES

Have you ever stopped and gazed at the stars on a clear dark night? It’s one of my favorite things to do when we have a quiet evening. Learn about the constellations you can see with these easy constellation activities. Free printable included!

DIY PLANETARIUM

Planetariums are great places for seeing what they night sky looks like without having to have a powerful telescope. Create your own DIY planetarium from a few simple supplies and explore constellations found in the Milky Way galaxy.

LAYERS OF THE ATMOSPHERE

Learn about the Earth’s atmosphere with these fun printable worksheets and games below. An easy way to explore the layers of the atmosphere, and why they are important.

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SPACE SHUTTLE CHALLENGE

Develop your engineering skills as you design and build a space shuttle from simple supplies.

FUN AND EASY SPACE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS!

Discover more fun and easy science & STEM activities right here. Click on the link or on the image below.

Best ever STEM and science activities for kids.

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8 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for everything you do. You are a very talented and dedicated person. Most of the time when I request one of your freebie printouts I recieve them. But the constellation card pack has me stymied.I must have requested them 12 times yesterday and again today. The don’t make it through. Could you please help me?
    Linda

  2. I work with a special Ed.. teacher, she did the moon sand for an activity with the children, they have so much fun, hiding objects: toys, we help as well with the moon sand every one has a container with the sand. Taking turns each took an item and described. This activity help them learn to take turns, follow instructions, answer questions, and the most learn having fun!!

  3. love all your ideas, but difficult to print out any of them ,for instance, galaxy slime, without having to print out multiple (10?) pages each time i want to duplicate or try an activity…so I end up not doing them at all. can you make it easier to keep ( less pages,less ink,less paper wasted)

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