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These space themed snack-tivities go along with some space worksheets we completed during our summer homeschooling unit on space and the solar system. A snack and activity, snack-tivity, is a fantastic way for kids to enforce concepts and ideas they have learned in school or on their own.
Kids are curious about everything. Space is a huge interest for my kiddos. It’s one of our favorite homeschooling topics. We usually only homeschool over summer break to prevent “brain drain” and to keep the kids’ minds active.
4 Space Themed Snack-tivities
Phases of the Moon Oreo Activity
The Phases of the Moon Oreo Activity is so much fun. I got the worksheets from Rockin Teacher Materials by Hilary Lewis on Teachers Pay Teachers. To make this activity easier we used a butter knife to separate the Oreo tops and bottoms. Then we used a spoon to remove or add the frosting as needed to complete the correct moon phase.
Create a Marshmallow Constellation
Create a Constellation with marshmallows and toothpicks is a blast. I got the worksheets from Browne’s Bunch of STEM on Teachers Pay Teachers. For this activity I gave the kiddos a bowl of mini marshmallows and toothpicks and let them go to town making their own constellation.
Rocket Kabobs with Fruit and Marshmallows
Creating rocket fruit and marshmallows kabobs is a fun and tasty activity. In the same packet of worksheets from Browne’s Bunch of STEM on Teachers Pay Teachers was a worksheet on designing a spaceship using STEM materials. First the kiddos had to complete the worksheet and build their spaceships then they could assemble a fruit and marshmallow kabob rocket. We used bananas, strawberries, mandarin orange segments and mini marshmallows to create our rocket kabobs.
Making planet sugar cookies is a blast of tasty fun. I got the Comparing Planets worksheets from Teaching Without Frills on Teachers Pay Teachers. For this activity the kiddos baked sugar cookies and researched their planets. Then they colored frosting and they got to decorate the cookies. They tried to make the cookies look similar to the two planets they compared. We actually did this activity twice the kiddos loved it so much.
Four, fun and tasty, space themed snack-tivities. Kids will have a blast making planet cookies, marshmallow constellations, rocket kabobs, and the phases of the moon Oreo activities. The best part of all these snack activities? Getting to eat them when you are done!
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