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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Books

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+


Maria's Comet
By Deborah Hobkinson


Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
by Iza Trapani

Activities

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!
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!