Astronaut & Space School

Next up for Nadia’s preschool packs is Astronaut and Space.Β  I downloaded the pack from Homeschool Creations. The verse for this pack was Psalm 148:3 “Praise Him sun and moon; praise Him all you shining stars.” Here is what we started with (click the photo to see theΒ  whole album):

Astronaunt Preschool Pack
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We read the following books:

  • On the Launch Pad – Michael Dahl
  • Space Boy – Leo Landry
  • There’s no place like Space – Tish Rabe
  • If you decide to go to the Moon – Faith McNulty
  • I want to be an Astronaut – Byron Barton

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We worked on shape-sizing and practiced writing colors.

Astronaut Preschool Pack Astronaut Preschool Pack

Nadia did several worksheets and had fun with her Do-A-Dots. Multiple worksheets came from here.

Astronaut Preschool Pack

Practiced spelling and talked about planets in our solar system. I also got a Solar System Pack from Carisa’s site.

Astronaut Preschool Pack

We played the following game from Mama Jenn.

Astronaut Preschool Pack

And we played MANY games of “space tic tac toe”. I made sure this was laminated because Nadia likes to play over and over.

Astronaut Preschool Pack

We also looked at photos of all the planets (used flash cards from the Solar System pack). Janis brought over quite a few posters we had fun with. Nadia liked the phases of the moon and sun poster the best. She exclaimed, “I had no IDEA the sun was on fire!!!” Nadia decided the coolest thing about going to space would be the weightless part and stuff floating around the shuttle. She said, “Just like when Curious George let all the ants go when he went to space.” We also played with Toy Story playdough. Lots of fun planet and star molds came with it. Nadia also made “earth balls”.

Astronaut Preschool Pack

And the post wouldn’t be complete without a photo of Nadia and her favorite Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear. (those are Buzz goggles too)

  • This is awesome! I love the goggles…so hip, so cool! We are right behind you…I may have to borrow some of your neat ideas, Louanne! Great job!

  • Who knew that Pre school could be so much fun!! Some days, i really miss home schooling and seeing their ah-ha faces πŸ˜‰ thanks for sharing, i know you’ve encouraged me today!

    Right now, it takes all of our “extra” time to teach our third grader how to MEMORIZE the multiplication facts πŸ™‚

  • Staci

    This reminds me of a space lap book I made for Camden last year. One of the fun games we played was a math game where I made a big picture of a rocket ship and divided it into 10 sections and in each. In the each section there was a blank, a + sign, and another blank. He had to fill them with addition facts (you can use cheerios or something) to come up with the rocket countdown. It’s easier to explain in person, but I assume you get the basic idea πŸ˜‰

  • Gwen

    Great stuff and great resources.
    Aren’t those Do-A-Dots fun? πŸ™‚

  • So….you sooo need to keep up homeschooling so I can steal,um “borrow” all your creative and wonderful ideas!

    You totally inspired me and I printed off the space packet and Travis is getting the space books for me at the library this afternoon!

    Lena will be thrilled πŸ™‚
    Keep sharing and the creative juices flowing…..

  • Your astronaut school looks so much cooler than ours! Love the various resources you used. I’ll have to pass them along to DH so he can maybe try again w/Maddy.

  • veelana

    this looks like lots of fun – thank you so much! we’re currently doing our first unit study on this topic and we’re having lots of fun with it, too!

    Vee