12 easy activities for your space-loving kid

Posted in Play and Activities.

If you’ve got a space-loving kiddo at home, you’re going to love these fun, easy activities you can do together to explore their favourite topic. With a few simple and cheap craft items, you and your little tike can take off for outer space for the day. Enjoy lift-off!

1. Rocket countdown magnetic puzzle

Activity from: Fantastic Fun & Learning

Create a magnetic rocket puzzle to practice counting, number recognition, and shape/colour sorting. Even if your toddler isn’t ready for counting yet, they’ll have lots of fun arranging the pieces to form their rocket shape.

2. Starlit night in a cup

Activity from: Creative Little Explorers

Create your own starry night with this fun painting activity that uses black paint, foam cups, a toothpick and a glow stick to help your night sky light up! 

3. Constellation sensory bag

Activity from: Playground Parkbench

This easy and affordable activity offers some hands-on play fun for your space-loving child, who will love squeezing and squishing the watery galaxy around.

4. Rocket craft

Activity from: Toddler Approved   

These rockets couldn’t be easier to make – or more fun for both of you. Create your own cool wall art with these super cute homemade puffy paint rockets.

5. Galaxy calm down bottle

Activity from: Preschool Inspirations

If you haven’t discovered the magic of the calm down bottle over at your place, this galaxy-themed chill out bottle will be a game-changer for you. Whenever it’s time to calm down or seek out mindfulness, pull out your galaxy bottle, shake it up, and let your little person be mesmerised by the floating patterns.

6. Planet sun catcher

Activity from: Pre-K Pages

Although your toddler will need help with this one, seeing the different planets and colours bouncing around in the sunlight will amaze and delight them.

7. Solar System mobile

Activity from: Pinterest

You can’t go wrong with a colourful mobile, and if it demonstrates how the solar system works, even better! As your toddler grows, you can teach the names of the planets and have fun pointing out the different colours and sizes. This is a beautiful example from Pinterest which lacks instructions, but we suggest heading to Spotlight for some foam balls, cardboard, paint and string, and give it a go yourself!

8. Marbled planet painting

Preschool Space Craft: Marbled Planets Art from iheartcraftythings.com

Activity from: I Heart Crafty Things

All toddlers love getting creative with paint, and you can let yours go wild designing their own planets with this beautiful marbled painting idea. Hang up your designs in a cool display to appreciate forever!

9. Make a telescope

Activity from: Kids DIYs

Help your toddler see the stars with this cute telescope activity. Simply use an old paper towel or cling wrap roll, decorate with paint and stickers, and DONE.

10. Toilet roll rocket

Activity from: My Teaching Station

Put those empty toilet rolls to use by building these gorgeous mini rockets with your toddler. You can take care of any tricky cutting out and assembling, while your miniature designer-in-chief can decorate the completed model.

11. Build a giant rocket

Rocket photobooth craft from Jules & Co

Activity from: Jules and Co

Warning: do NOT show your toddler these giant awesome rockets unless you’re willing to go there! Seriously, how hard can it be? Grab some old cardboard boxes, cut them into shape and decorate accordingly. 3-2-1 liftoff!

12. Cardboard roll aliens

Space craft - cardboard roll aliens by Meaningful Mama

Activity from: Meaningful Mama

Get as crazy as you want with cardboard tubes, paint, glitter, crafty scraps and googly eyes for some cosmically crazy looking aliens.

And for even more space-themed fun, why not go all out with an out-of-this-world birthday party this year? Click here to check out these awesomely cosmic ideas for a space themed party!


Parent School footer dinkusNeed some support to be the best parent you can be? Our Parent School parent coaching experts can help. Click to find out more or book a one-on-one session.


Get more babyology straight to your inbox