I know it is not a popular time of year to cover Space but the Two Seeds
went to a Space themed birthday party so we were inspired.
This is our Sensory Box.
Filled with sand and flour! It's brilliant!
Crystals, glass stones and some space toys.
We kept it simple, you don't need to fill it with expensive stuff.
This is the shot before they played with it.
There is a flat shell and a smooth garden stone too.
Later on they played with diggers and rollers as "moon buggies".
Free play with the space toys that came in a tube.
Found on Amazon.
Melissa and Doug Space floor puzzle. Its gorgeous.
3 part cards from here
We have been doing lots of colour mixing to paint planets.
This is our space role play area: a rocket.
Using the 2 cheap bookshelves again, I brought them closer together.
Tied a rainbow silk as a roof ( you can use a sheet), with wooden clips,
tied with string in the middle to my shelf on the wall to give it height.
2 baby chairs for rocket seats, tool kit box to fix the rocket,
food, cushions and silks to sleep in, and of course space helmets.
The brown one is seriously oversized...but he likes it that way!
At the back on the wall is a "window"...a collage of printables that we cut out,
numbers 10-0, planets, stars, etc.
As time has progressed the boys decorated the rockets with decorated stars,
more windows and buttons.