Learn about outer space through books and yoga!
My daughter came home from school, talking about what they were learning about the solar system in her classroom. This sparked a discussion about the mysteries of outer space. We went outside to watch the night sky together and to point out the stars, moon, and constellations.
The next day, we went to the library to check out outer space books for kids. We worked on an outer space puzzle to learn the order of the planets. Then we made up space yoga poses for kids to learn about various astrological phenomenons.
7 Outer Space Books for Kids
Here are seven of our favorite outer space books for kids:
The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System
by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen
If you’re a Magic School Bus fan, don’t miss Ms. Frizzle and her class’s adventures to space in these titles: Lost in the Solar System, Hello Out There (Sticker Book About the Solar System), and Take a Moonwalk.
On the Moon
by Anna Milbourne and Benji Davies
This is a straightforward, easy-to-understand picture book with a simple explanation of what it would be like to travel to the moon. It’s perfect for young readers learning about the moon.
Me and My Place in Space
by Joan Sweeney and Annette Cable
This is an oldie, but a goodie. I used this book as a primary school teacher. The book presents the solar system in an engaging, informative, and colorful way.
Life on Mars
by Jon Agee
This is a fun, silly book of a kid astronaut who goes on adventure to look for life on Mars. Young readers will love the friendly looking alien who pops up in the book, unseen by the kid.
by Anne Rockwell
Anne Rockwell always does a great job of explaining science in an engaging way with bright, colorful illustrations suitable for young children. This book features stars, planets, comets, and meteors.
There’s No Place Like Space! All About Our Solar System
by Tish Rabe and Aristides Ruiz
This is another fun early reader book in the Cat in the Hat Learning Library series. Cat in the Hat visits the planets, stars, and the sun through engaging and rhyming text.
First Space Encyclopedia
If you’re looking for further space research or if your child is looking to learn more about our galaxy and beyond, definitely check out this comprehensive reference guide. We love all the kid-friendly encyclopedias in this series.
5 Outer Space Yoga Poses for Kids
After reading about the solar system, make a list of things you might be able to mimic through yoga postures. These yoga poses for kids below are specifically sequenced to invite flow from one pose to the next. Five yoga poses that we made up to pretend that we were different astrological phenomenon:
You could finish your Outer Space Yoga session in Resting Pose, pretending to gaze at the stars in the sky. Imagine the constellations that you might see in the night sky. What did you learn about the solar system? Tell us in the comments below!
Other Outer Space Resources
Here are some more fun resources to learn about space:
Space Yoga for Kids, Sugar Spice and Glitter
Ideas for Outer Space Kids Yoga Class, OMazing Kids
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