Sun, moon, stars, rockets… it’s time for some out of this world exploration!  Outer space is one of my favorite preschool themes.  I love the curiosity and excitement that comes with learning about the world beyond planet Earth.  This Outer Space Theme Lesson Plan for Preschool will captivate your preschoolers’ attention and engage them in some super fun outer space learning.

Whether you are a preschool or kindergarten classroom teacher, a homeschooling parent, or just searching for some fun outer space theme preschool activities to do with your child, these lesson plans will be the perfect resource for you!

The best thing about this outer space preschool themed unit is that you are provided with fully detailed, comprehensive lesson plans that are already written for you.

Another added bonus is that they require minimal prep work and just a few simple materials you probably already have lying around your house.  You are instantly set up for success!

Simply download the lesson plans and print the accompanying activities to get started. No need to print the entire lesson plan book unless you really want to. (Some teachers LOVE putting the lesson plans into a binder for easy offline access!)

5 hands-on activities from the outer space theme lesson plans for preschool.

What’s Included In These Learning Space Lesson Plans For Preschoolers: 

These preschool space themed printables and lesson plan unit includes over 20 lesson plans for you to use in your home or classroom.  The downloadable unit contains a detailed overview of how to use the lesson plan book, as well as a list of space themed books, examples of space themed songs for preschoolers, and suggested concepts for the theme of Outer Space.

Within each individual lesson plan you will find:

  • A colorful picture of the activity to give you an idea of what it will look like.
  • Book suggestions for a literacy connection to the activity.
  • List of targeted skills
  • Materials list
  • A detailed “How To” section including instructions for preparing the activity, as well as how to use it with your children.
  • A section of extra ideas, modifications, and ways to adapt the activity.

Reasons You Will Love These Space Theme Preschool Activities and Lesson Plans:

Hands On Activities:

From space themed crafts for preschoolers to fine motor skill activities, these lesson plans are full of hands on kids learning projects! 

Children learn best when they are active in their learning activities. With each lesson plan there are plenty of examples of how you can get your child involved in the learning.

While they are busy with rock ship craft and art projects, reading books about space, and exploring space travel, your kids will be having so much fun they will never even realize how much they are learning!

The star sensory bottle from the preschool outer space activities.

Multidisciplinary Activities:

These lesson plans contain science explorations that kids will love, fun kids crafts, math activities, and so much more!

A book suggestion for each lesson makes tying activities in with literacy super simple.  There are endless opportunities to practice vocabulary words and work on developing literacy skills. Lesson will also easily pair with any books about the solar system for preschoolers or outer space board books that you already have in your home or classrooms.

Activities like space shuttle crafts, moon rock math, and constellation geoboards combine developing fine motor skills with math content practice for double the fun and learning!

The moon rock letters activity from the outer space theme lesson plans.

Activities For All Learning Styles:

As parents and educators we know that when it comes to teaching kids, there is no cookie cutter approach that will work with all children. 

With over 20 lesson plans full of fun crafts and a variety of different learning activities you will be able to choose the plans that will work the best for your child. 

Whether you have an auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learner, these lessons will bring learning to life for them.

The rocket countdown activity from the preschool space theme lesson plans.

Flexible Activities:

All of the activities can be easily adapted or modified to meet whatever your needs are.  Whether you are searching for an activity for space theme preschool circle time, a learning center, small group instruction, or independent practice, these lesson plans and outer space theme ideas for preschoolers are full of options!

Planning for a Space Theme? We’ve done all the work for you!

We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for toddlers (18-35 months) AND preschoolers (3-5 years)! Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for your SPACE THEME. Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities! Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners. For more information, click on the graphics below:

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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