October 29, 2014

30+ Books, Activities and Crafts to Explore Galaxies Far Far Away

Welcome to another month for Poppins Book Nook! This month we are heading to a galaxy far far away in our Beyond Our Planet theme. While I wasn't able to work on anything with the boys this month (we were out of town for a good chunk of the time), I do have a list of some great books and activities with an Outer Space theme!
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These are some books that we have read or I pulled for us to read as part of this theme. They are all different levels and I hope you will find one that looks interesting!
Star Seeker: A Journey to Outer Space
by Theresa Heine
Age 6+

Along Came Galileo
by Jeanne Bendick
Age: Grade 4+

There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System
by Tish Rabe
Age: 4-8 yrs

National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space
by Catherine D. Hughes
Age: 4-8 yrs

The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book
by Kathi Wagner
Age: 8+

Ender's Game
by Orson Scott Card
Age: 12+

A Wrinkle In Time
by Madeleine L'Engle
Age: 8+

The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System

Maria's Comet
By Deborah Hobkinson

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
by Iza Trapani


Here is a collection of activities that you can use in conjunction with a space theme.

*Space Lapbook
*Maria's Comet Lapbook
*Astronomer Notebook Pages
*Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Lapbook
*Free Solar System Printable from Life Over C's
*My Book of Space Words Free Printable
*Montessori Inspired Astronomy Units 
*Outer Space Word Search
*Free Astronaut Printable Pack from Homeschool Creations
*Free Space Pack from 3 Dinosaurs
*Stars and Planets Free Printable Game

Crafts and Coloring Pages

Here are some of the fun crafts and coloring pages that I was looking through to incorporate as part of our unit

*Footprint Rocket from Family Fun Crafts
*Color by Number: Outer Space
*Paper Tube Telescope (with printables)
*Printable Astronaut Craft
~We did these at storytime at the Library. They were cute.
*Space Coloring Page
*Space Slime from Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
*DIY Solar System Mat
*Moon Dough
*Space Shuttle Craft
*Alien Headband
*Yarn Wrapped Planets from And Next Comes L
*DIY Jet Packs
*Alien Space Ships Crafts
~We were going to do this one because it's so adorable!

I hope that these give you some great ideas to explore the galaxies far far away beyond our planet!

Beyond Our Planet Bundle Giveaway!

Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month.

This month one lucky entrant will win a bundle of fun for the theme of Beyond Our Planet. This bundle will include a copy of the storybook The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons and a Space and Astronauts Bucket Playset.

Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook.

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The Poppins Book Nook is a book club of bloggers all sharing books and activities about the same theme--I hope you will take a moment to visit some of my fellow hosts to see what they have created this month!

The wonderful bloggers that participate in the Poppins Book Nook are:

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God's Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy's Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ My Bright Firefly ~A Mommy's Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~Golden Grasses ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Raventhreads ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~Where Imagination Grows ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A Peace of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am  ~ Simple Living Mama

Have you blogged about books or crafts or activities related to exploring beyond our planet? We'd love to see them!

Thank you for stopping by this month! I hope that I've inspired you to explore the world beyond our planet! Next month we are keeping it close to home..In the Kitchen!

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