|Navigator's activity and game ideas.
|Plant pot rockets and lunar landings
Use aluminium foil sheets, plant pots, fiery red tissue
paper for blast-off flames, sticky tape and role play astronauts to enjoy
lunar landings in your outdoor and indoor areas ..
Provide a range of planet surface material - rocks, bricks, gravel, pebbles
and junk modelling boxes for construction ..
Take off and orbit earth, find a planet, land safely, build a space station
and move in ...
|Encourage mark making,
literacy and design with clipboards and sheets of plain & pre-filled
paper, crayons and pencils. Use rulers to measure height and tape to look at circumference & distance.
Introduce a safety compass to show how, from a static/stationary position
an adjoining marker can track out circles and those circles can be snipped
to form nose cones .. blast off, set down, moon walk, and float though physical
play as any space theme develops in response to your children interests ..
Some of the following printables are available
in other areas of the site - outlines,
Astronauts - print, cut, colour
fill, laminate and trim where representational models are unavailable
Rocket outline - colour fill and
use as mission sheets ..
Astronaut star strings - use
stickers for fine motor activity peel &
stick or scissors for cut and paste
Space words - filled and blank sheet
astronaut hand puppet - list
of space themed books for preschool
Include ICT with space torches and walkie talkies that promote communication, language
and with support literacy.
Make own communicators from heavier
card where the functions of working toys are not necessary.
Role play rocket house for children that enjoy
schematic play and enclosure
dough cutters to move space adventures to malleable activities and
songs for children's space themed music and dance ..
- spectacular images to decorate your role play space ..
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Cones - make aerodynamic nose tips for your rockets ..