Are you looking for ideas for a space unit for preschoolers?  Check out these great activities for all areas of the classroom, including literacy, math, crafts, sensory bins and dramatic play!

How to Introduce A Space Unit for Preschoolers

The Solar System | Trillium Montessori – Get some great ideas to introduce the solar system and links to lots of free space themed printables suitable for preschoolers here.

Ideas for a preschool space unit- solar system and rocket name building

Literacy Activities

Name Rocket: Let’s Fly to The Moon or Jupiter | Mrs. Karen’s Preschool Ideas -Your students will love creating a rocket with the letters of their name!  This is a fun activity for working on name and letter recognition for preschoolers.

Here’s a photo from @dna53012 who tried the same thing!

Space Themed Printables | Welcome to Mommyhood – This free space unit printables pack has vocabulary cards for all the planets and lots of other resources!

Space Rhyming Matchups | Preschool Activities Nook
These astronaut rhyming cards are great for your pre-literacy centers!  Available on TpT.

Free Emergent Readers About Space | The Measured Mom – Your little ones will enjoy assembling these little space themed books.  They can color the delightful pictures and read the predictable text based on the picture clues.

Ideas for a preschool space unit literacy activities and printables

Math Activity

Build a Rocket | Counting Coconuts – This activity is great for counting and number recognition. Your preschoolers will enjoy rolling the dice, counting the dots, and identifying the number with the correct shape to build the rocket.

Craft Activity

Tot School: Space- Star Stamping | Mrs. Plemmons Kindergarten – This star stamping craft is perfect for little hands. Mrs. plemmons has a few other great space themed crafts for you to try out here.

Ideas for a preschool space unit- sensory bin and art fun

Sensory Play

Space Sensory Bin | Pre-K Pages – I am in love with this space themed sensory bin!  Add some moon sand, glow in the dark stars and Space safari toob objects for tons of fun!  This post even has a great moon sand recipe that you can make yourself.

How about a rocket ship shape collage?


Dramatic Play

Space Station Dramatic Play Center | Pocket of Preschool – Look no further if you want to create an epic space themed dramatic play center!  Your students will feel like they’re busy astronauts in space with these shuttlecraft control board and construction ideas.

Fine Motor Activity

Astronaut Fine Motor Training | Stir the Wonder – This simple little addition to your construction toys and fine motor activities will get your young astronauts excited! Check out what Stir the Wonder did for Astronaut training!

Ideas for a preschool space unit gross motor and dramatic play ideas

Gross Motor Activities

Counting Down the Stars | JDaniel4’s Mom – This is a simple but fun activity to add to your movement games list. Toss a beanbag onto numbered star plates and count down from there. Your children can also enjoy some counting while they’re at it!
Rocketship: A Gross Motor Activity | Gift of Curiosity –   It’s great for helping children control their impulses and develop some muscle strength too.  Plus, every preschooler LOVES hearing you count down from 10!

This constellation hunt activity from @trilliummontessori is always a big hit!

Check out these gorgeous resources from @cosmic_montessori!

We love this cute setup from @learn.through.wonder!

This simple design-your-own-constellation activity is a something that kids of all ages will enjoy!

Or use marshmallows!

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And how about a rocket ship snack to round things off?!


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