Out of This World Space Activities!

If you're looking for a way to breathe new life into your space unit, look no further. Julie, kindergarten teacher and brilliance behind the classroom blog Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten, has put together a phenomenal lineup of "space stations" that will have your kiddos learning and having a blast! Here are a few of our favorite activities:

rocket themed number sequencing kindergarten lesson
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Counting & Number Sequencing

 

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...Blastoff! Putting a twist on this familiar countdown sequence, Lee invites her students to fill out this fun rocket-themed printable at the math space station - completing each number sequence in order to help the rockets make their way to space. Students practiced counting and writing numbers 1 through 26. This, of course, can be altered to meet the skill level of your kinders. Colorful Astronauts & Writing

Lee invited her students to review colors, color words, the week's sight word {"here"}, and basic sentence structure using a fun story chart and interactive story worksheets at the writing space station.

astronaut themed color story chart
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Using the worksheet, students copied sentences from the story chart, penning both the sight and color word {using a graphic art tool of the appropriate color} as well as coloring the astronaut next to the sentence. Lee's worksheet works perfectly for this activity, but you might also consider designing an interactive emergent reader {the sentence formatting would stay the same, but there would be one on each page and the astronaut would most likely be bigger}. Students love making their own books and would get extra fine motor practice as they punch holes and use a binder ring to assemble their work.

vowel sounds and stamping space themed kindergarten lesson
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Vowel Sounds & Stamping

 

Houston, we have a problem! At the literacy space station, students were presented with an important mission - the vocabulary words on the worksheet {helpfully accompanied by a picture of the object} have returned from space with the wrong vowel, find the correct vowel and fix the 'mixed up' words. Lee had students use letter stamps - a great fine motor activity - but you could also use letter stickers, markers, or other tools for the activity.

These fantastic activities only brush the surface of the many fun space stations Mrs. Lee designed to go along with her space unit. Be sure to visit her full post for more great ideas!

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