30+ Storybooks and Activities to Explore Space with Kids

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Posted on Nov 16 2014 - 1:00am by Lisa
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It’s time to go out of this world with our new month’s theme for Poppins Book Nook! The books and activities shared this month will take you Beyond Our Planet and to the far reaches of time and space! You are going to love checking out all the book suggestions, activities and arts & crafts that we have to share this month. And there are some very awesome printables to snag as well! So without further ado…let’s start the countdown: 5-4-3-2-1…BLAST OFF!


From collections of resources to learn about the solar system, to space slime, to Postcards from Pluto to Solar System sensory bins, our contributors have a vast collection of books, activities, crafts and food–eat your way through the solar system, anyone?–to help you explore Beyond Our Planet! 


30+ Books, Activities, and Crafts to Explore Galaxies Far Far Away by Farm Fresh Adventures

Beyond Our Planet: Looking at Space by Day By Day In Our World

Beyond Our Planet: Exploring Space Books and Activities by Embracing Destiny

Mindswappers from Asteroid 6 and Ideas Beyond Our Planet by Raventhreads

Making Constellations by 3 Dinosaurs (not pictured)

Beyond Our Planet by A Glimpse of Our Life (not pictured)


Edible Solar System for Science Fun by School Time Snippets

Make Your Own Edible Moon Rocks by To the Moon and Back

Space Explorers by A Moment In Our World

Space Activities and Free Space DVDs by Chestnut Grove Academy (not pictured)


Moon Crater Craft for Preschool and Kindergarten by Simple Living Mama

Homemade Constellation Viewers: Exploring the Night Sky by For This Season

Albie and the Space Rocket by Joy Focused Learning

The Christmas Star by Are We There Yet?

There’s No Place Like Space Storybook Activity by ABC Creative Learning

Space Preschool Activities by My Bright Firefly


Journey to Mars by Adventures in Mommydom

Blast Off Into Space by Kathy’s Cluttered Mind

You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes by The Canadian Homeschooler

Beyond Our Planet by SAHM I Am

Free Astronomy Resources by Monsters Ed (Not Pictured)


Moon Science by Preschool Powol Packets

Awesome Space Fact Files by Miles Kelly by Monsters Ed

Space Books and Activities for Elementary School by Planet Smarty Pants

Beyond our Planet and Moon Craters by Life With Moore Babies

Montesory Madness: Astronomy Resources by Monsters Ed (not pictured)


Reading and Learning About the Moon by As We Walk Along the Road

Space Activities for Preschoolers by P is for Preschool

Outer Space Sensory Fun by Happy Little Homemaker

Postcards from Pluto by Little Homeschool Blessings

Exploring Space by At Home Where Life Happens


Super Simple Activity for Space Themes by The Library Adventure

All About Outer Space w/free printable by Teach Beside Me

Storybook Activity Inspired by A Child’s Introduction to the Night Sky by Enchanted Homeschooling Mom

Space Sensory Play for Kids: Space Slime by Where Imagination Grows 


Hedgie Blasts Off! Sensory Bin by Stir the Wonder

Beyond Our Planet by Peakle Pie (not pictured)

We hope that you will check out some of these great storybook activities and snag some of the great printables that our bloggers have shared with you! If you don’t have time, at least make sure you *pin* them for later! For even more storybook fun, make sure you follow Poppins Book Nook on Pinterest and don’t forget to come back on the last Monday of every month for a new Poppins Book Nook post!

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  • What a wonderful list of resources! We will have to look for the books you shared.

  • Great books and activities in this collection!