Even though it’s not quite August yet, we just couldn’t wait any longer to post our latest Play Theme Cheat Sheet. We just know you’re going to love it!…
I don’t know why, but I was somewhat overly fascinated with space as a child (nerd alert). I simply couldn’t get enough of it. I even asked for a toy planetarium for Christmas one year, which I’ve now passed down to my son. P.S. It still works like a charm!
Plus, with the heat hitting triple digits (at least in our neck of the woods), it’s the perfect theme to stay cool during the day, while enjoying some star-gazing at night.
We kicked things off with a super easy craft–making your own constellations. All you’ll need is some black construction paper, chalk, and star stickers.
My kiddo and I actually chose to make a mural, using black wrapping paper instead of construction paper, so we could hang it up in his room for the rest of our theme month.
We even added some chalk-drawn planets and comets after we were done.
Super easy and educational. And did I mention, fun?!
- Make your own space shuttle
- Build a flying saucer
- Make your own Moon
- Make a Junk Model Space Rocket
- Make a paint bottle rocket
- Hand print Sun art
- Galaxy play dough
Toys and Books to help:
- Draw Me a Star
- On the Launch Pad
- How to Catch a Star
- Moon in my Room
- 3D Solar System
- Space Wall Decals
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