1. Read - Two other great books that also offer learning opportunities and imaginative inspiration are: On the Launch Pad: A Counting Book by Michael Dahl and Not A Box by Antoinette Portis.
2. Learn - Solar System activities for budding rocketship/space/astronaut enthusiasts. Living Montessori Now has a great Montessor-Inspired Solar System Unit, which also includes one of my favorite Blog Hops from last year: Space Week Blog Hop.
3. Art & Crafts - Make Some Rockets! Rockets provide lots of fun art and craft opportunities as evidenced by all of these creative rocket ships from: Mummy Mummy Mum, Nurture Store (love her junk model space rocket), and Create With Your Hands and Playful Learners both have great recycled bottle rockets that I love too. Plus, Mama Smiles has a great paper space shuttle as does Art Mama Says, who cleverly incorporates family photos.
4. Have Some Sensory Fun! - We love sensory bins, and this one from One Perfect Day is a wonderful idea for any space-themed fun you might have going on.
5. Blast Off - Imaginative Play! Also from One Perfect Day, this jet pack costume is superbly awesome and I just had to share it! Another great space imaginative play idea comes from Mama Smiles with this simple parachute making activity - also a great way to teach children that astronauts use parachutes when coming back to Earth from space with capsule parachute landings.
6. Space Spelling + Sight Word Activities Here Comes the Girls featured this Space Spelling Activity that also has a sensory component and Lessons From A Teacher uses rocket ships for name spelling fun.
7. Explore the Moon - Of course, when making rocket ships and space shuttles, the Moon is often a favorite destination, so I had to share this great post from What Do We Do All Day that features 5 great moon activities.
8. Rocket and Space-Inspired Snacks - In my Ten for Tuesday Things That Go Series, I always include a snack time component, and this week Iove all of the amazing snacks that Artsy Craftsy Mom shared in her post that is full of party ideas for a fabulous outer space-themed party.
9. Cardboard Space Stations/Rocket Ships and Space Shuttles - I also love to include cardboard creations in the series too, and this week Mama Smiles had me covered with two great space ship/space shuttle cardboard creations: Space Fun with Packing Peanuts and a Lighted Space Shuttle. Plus, I love this giant cardboard rocket ship from Filth Wizardry.
10. Just Play! As always, I wrap every Ten for Tuesday: Things That Go! post with this great advice -- just play. Play matters, it really does. You never know where a child's imagination will take you -- Wild Thing loves turning markers into rocket ships, and I love it too! #playmatters
Sharing at: Mom's Library, The Sunday Showcase, Tuesday Tots, Its Playtime! Kid Lit Blog Hop, Read.Explore.Learn, Kids Craft, Eco Kids Tuesday, and at The Children's Bookshelf.
Here are a few other posts from my Ten for Tuesday: Things That Go! Series: