It was very tough to choose which activities to feature in this post. There were so many wonderful ways to help kids learn more about the moon, stars, and night sky out there, so today I’m sharing the best moon and stars activities that I definitely want to try with my kids. Also, if you haven’t had a chance to look through our Moon and Stars book lists don’t forget to check them out. They are a terrific way to enhance your learning!
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This Moon Craft Mobile is a fun activity to make when learning about the moon.
This Simple Science Experiment for Kids: Why are there craters on the moon? Will help teach kids about the surface of the moon.
This Homemade Puffy Paint Moon Paper Plate Craft for Kids looks just like a real life moon!
Paint the night sky with this textured Moon Craft.
Stars and Constellations
Teach your kids about the stars in the sky with these Constellation Geoboards.
Make the nighttime constellations available all day with these DIY Constellation Projector Supplies.
Use sidewalk chalk to draw the constellations in this Constellation Art With Rocks and Sidewalk Chalk activity.
This Starry Night Sensory Bag is a fun craft that is both simple and affordable.
Appreciate the beauty and majesty of the stars using this free Printable Star Gazing Scavenger Hunt.
The Night Sky
Learn about the phases of the moon and constellations with these Tips for Observing the Night Sky for Kids.
Learn about the night sky with this stargazing Free Printable Night Sky Journal.
Start learning about the night sky with these N is for Night Sky Letter Recognition Activities
Introduce your kids to the night sky with these Night Sky Felt Play and Math Games.
Learn about reading under the night sky with this Night Sky Reading Nook.
Learn about the different planets with this Outer Space Play Dough Invitation.
Create a galaxy that you can hold in your hands with these Galaxy Jars.
Make Fizzing Planets using these simple ingredients.
Teach your kids about the different planets using these Planet Sun Catchers.
Additional astronomy resources available from NASA
Use these Outreach Resources from NASA to learn all about astronomy from home.
Get Even More Outer Space Ideas
Continue learning with outer space inspired activities in our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
Inside you’ll get over 30 hands-on reading, math, and science activities that will help kids learn early learning skills while introducing them to the planets, the night sky, and outer space. Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set: