Outer Space Theme Printables & More

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I am gathering a wide collection of free printables within certain themes. In order to better organize these online, I have created theme blog posts for the themes I have created many printables for!  Links to these pages in the top navigational bar labeled “Theme Printables” so you can jump to them easily.

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In this post, I will direct you to the page where the file is hosted on my website or blog, since they are in various places! I hope this helps you find things within themes! I will try to gather anything I have done, created, or posted about surrounding this theme. Slowly I am adding more blog posts like this to help you find everything for the major themes we have done and will do.


Solar System Printable Pack

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Outer Space Sensory Bin

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Astronomy Calendar Connections

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Planets PowerPoint Show

{in Members Only PP section}

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Tot School Printables ~ Ss is for Star

{Outer Space Vocabulary Development Theme}

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From my Friends…

Astronaut Preschool Packimage

A is for Astronautimage

Astronauts to Earth Gameimage


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Calendar Connections ~ Astronomy

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My wonderful friend Shannon is still working with me to create the Calendar Connections cards. She is a fellow inner city missionary with me and also a homeschooler {and former school teacher}.

We chose the theme of Astronomy for March!

Calendar Connections Outer Space

The facts are written at a 3-6th grade level but you will be able to water them down for younger kids. It’s a great way to involve your entire family in exploring a particular theme. 


The cards fit my particular pocket chart calendar, I ordered mine from Oriental Trading but they now have the same one on Amazon

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but you could use a poster foam board and velcro to easily create your own set up. You could also use a standard pocket chart. They seem like they would fit in this calendar on Amazon but I am not certain.


I am now creating smaller sets to go along with the small pocket charts found recently in the Target $1 section. Here is what they look like… Calendar Connections Small Outer Space 1

Be sure to visit this post for a tutorial of how to sew your $1 pocket chart into a calendar!

There is also a new sheet included to be used in a Calendar Notebook if you are using those too!Calendar Connections Small Outer Space 2

I printed my numbers on cardstock and laminated them before cutting them apart.

You can download these for FREE here!


You can use most of our Calendar Connections cards for any month! We are slowly building up what we hope will be a wide variety of themes to choose from!

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Solar System Sensory & Imagination Bin

Outer Space Sensory Bin



I have been preparing for this Solar System bin for awhile now, with the generous help of my mom, who sent us a surprise box in the mail filled with items for this bin!

IMG_7434 This bin is really hard to photograph because of all of the black items!  Here’s another view when a layer was peeled off after the kids had played a bit…IMG_7492

 

This bin has led to many hours of imaginative play with all 3 children, here are some shots from just the first day…

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A bit of info on where I got some of the stuff:

  • Astronaut Tube BIG HIT!
  • Planets in a Tube
  • Polished rocks { we got a neat bag from AC Moore for about $2} BIG HIT!
  • mini star bucket {from $1 Target aisle}
  • wooden stars, and moons
  • star erasers and buttons
  • Long furry pipe cleaners {I think from Michaels-my mom sent them}
  • Large bouncy balls {to represent planets} Ladybug’s favorite item!
  • Glow in the Dark-planets and stars {the flat kind made for walls}
  • star/moon/sun shaped cookie cutters were from this set
  • BLACK stuff:  unifix cubes, pom poms,  jewels, marbles, beads, color squares, bottle tops, straws, cups, buttons, spoons {yellow spoons too}
  • Oriental Trading has tons of awesome sensory bin items, just search by theme! We got the mini star erasers from them for sure, and a few other things!

Looking for more inspiration?  Here are some outer space bins I found while searching around online! {if I missed yours, please leave a link to it in a comment on this post}!

I will be sharing our bin in upcoming Tot School and Preschool posts as always, so you’ll be sure to see it in action more!  We play with our bin almost every morning as a whole group.

See more Outer Space Learning Ideas on Totally Tots!!!

See more Solar System Learning Ideas here on 1+1+1=1!!

Use this button to jump to all of my Sensory Bin posts anytime. Sensory-Bins6

Solar System PowerPoint ~ Members Only

I am so excited about this new PowerPoint show, based on the 8 planets in our solar system!

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I created this show to go along with my free printable unit

Solar System Preschool Pack

The show goes through the 8 planets both in size order and then in order from the sun.  There is also a slide for each planet sharing some basic facts about each. At the end there are 2 slides-one for inner planets, one for outer planets.  The show ends with a Bible verse.

Here is a video of us walking you through part of the show.  This was the first time I showed the show to the boys, we will work with it much more getting Pac Man to the point of him reciting he facts himself and then using the show to check himself.

You will notice we are viewing the show up on our wall!  This is because we finally saved enough to buy a projector for our schoolroom!  We have wanted one for awhile and were just able to buy it!  My techy husband rigged it all up for me and now we also play our Wii using the projector!

If you are not a member yet, you can see what is currently available and what is coming soon here!

Solar System Printable Pack

My boys are studying the solar system, mostly because Pac Man has reached that point in his 3rd grade science curriculum.  Krash is very interested so I am planning to include him in a fun filled week all about Outer Space!  We have already started and had a wonderful introduction by reading through the Magic School Bus chapter book: Space Explorers,

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At first Krash didn’t like it but then he got into it once he accepted the fact that there were few pictures.  I have tried to read the boys a chapter a day as soon as I put Ladybug down for her nap each day.  We have been curling up in our large bean bag all together and pretending it is the moon.

After reading each day we have been playing extremely ACTIVE games {which I plan to share later} to help reinforce the vocabulary they are learning through the book.  Pac Man is also completing portions from this awesome lapbook  {Space Explorers} too, which I will share when it is complete.

I love Jolanthe’s Astronaut Preschool Pack and also Maureen’s A is for Astronaut unit, and will be  incorporating some of those items into our week also.  I have also created a new pack based on the SOLAR SYSTEM!

Solar System Printable Pack



I created it to be able to be used by several different age groups.  Focusing on the skills I want my boys to learn from this unit!

Vocabulary is a huge goal of mine, so I created these Solar System 3 part cards, which are Montessori based.  There is a control sheet for matching and this page is cut apart to match the word to the picture.  For younger children you could just use them as flashcards, for older kids you can leave out the use of the control {self correcting} sheet.

Solar System 3 part Nomenclature Cards

A new element to my packs is sentence building cards.  Krash is learning to read currently so I want to give him many opportunities to build this skill!  I created a set of simple word cards and also some space vocabulary cards to build sentences with.  I included a sample sentence sheet also in case you are feeling brain dead ;-).

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This is a mini book focusing on the order of the 8 planets {yes I left out Pluto} from the sun…

Solar System Planet Order Mini Book

This might be my very favorite, size sequencing using planets!  I made them in the correct size order {although they are not exactly to scale-I’m not that good}.

Solar System Planets Printables

This is a cut, sort and glue page, for Krash-Solar System Sorting Printable

I will  be blogging all about our unit, but it isn’t scheduled to happen until next week at the earliest {depending on sick kids!}.  I have an entire sensory bin planned out and I am really excited!  There’s also a new PowerPoint show in the Members Only PowerPoint section, I will be sharing more about that later this week!

You can download the entire Solar System Learning Pack here!

See all of our Preschool Packs here!