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How to Get Kids Excited About Space

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Learning can be fun, but certain topics may seem a little bit difficult to introduce to younger audiences. Take, for example, space. The vastness of space and the complexity of its celestial bodies may seem even a little bit overwhelming to adults. However, that’s not to say you can’t make space more exciting for children. If you’re interested in educating kids about space, here are a few tips on how to make space more fun, whether you’re looking for space gadgets or space activities for kids.


Give Them Videos or Stories that Pique Their Curiosity and Stimulate Their Imagination


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Kids love media, especially when certain topics are presented in a fun or exciting way that allows them to go on an adventure and step into the shoes of the explorer. When it comes to space, this is no different! Look for fun videos or books that help them learn more about our solar system and all of the wonders hidden within them in a fun, new way. If these books or videos feature exciting characters going on a host of adventures, this is even better. When kids can see the marvel that is space, they’re sure to get excited about it.

Look for Fun Space Activities That You Can Do With Them

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Whether it’s space activities for kids or live celestial events, there are so many ways to go on your own space exploration with them. Here are a few ideas worth looking into:

Going to an Observatory or Planetarium

If you’re looking to go on a field trip, consider visiting your local observatory! Observatories are packed with fun space gadgets that children can look through and learn more about, exhibits with interactive displays, events that are perfect for children, and so much more. Who is better to teach children more about space and get them excited than experts on astronomy?

Witnessing a Live Event

If you're a parent or guardian looking to get your child interested in space, there are plenty of celestial events like meteor showers and lunar eclipses that happen throughout the year. If you’re an educator looking for space activities for kids that you can do during the day, you may feel you’re a bit limited, but one great idea is to take your students outside to go solar viewing! Looking at the sun isn’t reserved for just solar eclipses! With a safe pair of Eclipse Shades ®, you can view the sun any day! Your students will marvel at being able to see the sun safely and they may even get lucky and see a sunspot or two! If you happen to live in an area where an upcoming partial, annular, or total solar eclipse is visible, that’s even better! Just make sure that the event is always supervised and you stress the importance of not looking directly at the sun without a safe pair of Eclipse Shades ®.

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Playing Fun Games

Children’s imagination is limitless, making it easy for you to find space activities for kids that you can do together that will get them interested in space. One idea is to work on an art project together where you paint or draw each of the planets and discover fun new facts about them. If your audience is a bit older and likes bigger projects, you could always look for solar system models or spaceship models you can put together to set your own scene for a space epic. For those who are a bit more crafty, creating fun astronaut outfits and using star projectors and other fun space gadgets can make it feel as though you’re actually traveling the cosmos. 

No matter what your age group is or what they like to do, there are plenty of great space activities for kids you can take advantage of. 

Start Here With Rainbow Symphony

If you’re looking to get children more excited about space and the sky above, we’re here to help! 

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If you’re looking for space activities for kids and tools to help you make the most out of your learning and exploration journey through the cosmos, place your order online or reach out to us at support@rainbowymphony.com today!