Here's a space-themed worksheet with a difference for the kids to enjoy. Can the children imagine that they are Mae Jemison preparing to go into space, and write a letter to their family explaining how they feel and what they are doing to prepare?
More Space Worksheets
Lots NEW! Children can practise counting and beginning sounds, work on their handwriting, write a report of the moon landing, compile a fact file on the planets, learn some fun planet facts with quiz cards and lots more with this miscellaneous collection of space worksheets!
Tim Peake spent an eventful and busy six months in space. Can the children imagine that they are Tim on board the International Space Station writing a letter home, explaining what it is like on board and what they miss about home?
Lots of people would love the chance to be an astronaut, but what skills do you need to have and what are the responsibilities of this unique job? This worksheet asks the kids to write a job description for the position!
This astronaut tracing page is quite a challenge, whether you choose to trace between the dotted lines (younger kids) or over all the dotted lines. Encourage your child to take care and produce the best version they can.
Colour the space themed pictures according to the colour code, which is based on their beginning sound. A fun way to practise!
We've created a fun and challenging worksheet to help the kids learn about day and night. Can they shade part of the earth in darkness and say whether it's day or night on each picture?
Get the kids thinking about science and space with this fun worksheet! Can they plan their own experiment to carry out on a space shuttle using the worksheet prompts to help them?
Astronauts eat three meals a day on the International Space Station, just as they do on Earth, but there are some difficulties with eating in space.
How much do your children know about gravity? Test them with this fun cloze worksheet. Read the text and fill in the missing words from the word bank.
What do your children know about the International Space Station? Test them with this fun cloze worksheet. Read the text and fill in the missing words from the word bank.
Here's a space-themed activity with a difference! Can the children colour in this postcard of the International Space Station and then write it pretending they've been there? Or you could send it to someone after a visit to a space exhibition?
Perhaps the kids can use this International Space Station newspaper writing prompt to write about a space walk like the one astronaut Tim Peake completed, or write a creative story set on board the ISS?
Use our International Space Station notebooking page for your space-themed writing projects. We have two different page designs, one with space for a diagram or drawing,
You've probably picked up tourist leaflets when you've been on holiday and in tourist information centres, and here's a chance for the kids to design their own tourist leaflet for the International Space Station! Can they write about what there is to see and do there?
Do your own research to write a factfile on the International Space Station or perhaps you could use our writing page to write a story?
We've got a challenging worksheet to test how much the kids know about seasons - can they label the Summer Solstice, Vernal Equinox, Winter Solstice and Autumnal Equinox on the diagram?
To read the letter from an alien, children will first have to break the code. Just look at the pictures and work out the beginning sounds! We've included an answer sheet in case you get stuck.
This fun activity asks children first to break the beginning sound code to read a letter from an alien, then to answer some simple questions, and finally to write a short letter in reply.
Here's a fun printable activity to help kids understand the relative size of the sun and moon and what happens during a solar eclipse.
Imagine that you were writing about that most exciting event of the 1960s - the Moon Landing - for the village newspaper. What would you write? Choose from two versions of our printable below.
Make your own model to show how the Earth orbits the sun while the moon travels around the Earth. Print onto some card, and cut out the sun, moon and Earth and the two strips.
Here's a worksheet that's lots of fun but gets the kids thinking too. Can they imagine they have to pack this suitcase for a 3-month stay on the International Space Station or in a spacecraft? They'll need to really think carefully about each item!
Have you ever seen the moon change shape in the sky from a thin crescent to a full moon then back again over a lunar month? There are eight named phases of the moon, and these cards are a fun way to help children learn them.
Can the children shade the moons to show the different phases of the moon over the lunar month? This worksheet also asks them to label each phase of the moon on the diagram. Can be used on its own or with our Phases of the Moon poster.
Available in both colour and black and white versions, these planet fact files are named with the planets and prompt children to find out a range of interesting facts about each one. We also have a matching blank fact file here.
How many of each planet can you count? Write the totals in the boxes. It's a fun space-themed activity for early counting practice.
Can your children continue the patterns we've made with the planets? Cut out the cards at the bottom of the page and glue the correct ones in place.
Use these cards as a matching activity, or a fun quiz to test your friends! We've got two versions. The first provides a number to help children match the cards correctly. The second leaves them to their own devices!
Here's a super activity to help kids understand the relative size of the sun and moon using A3 paper, pens and maybe some tissue paper and glue to decorate the sun. They might be surprised by the end result!
The aim of this cloze is to use the words in the box to fill in the blanks in the text below. It's a fun way to test how much the kids have learnt about seasons and the Earth's orbit. We've also asked the children to label the seasons on the diagram.
We experience four seasons on our planet every year: autumn, winter, spring, and summer. This worksheet asks children to describe the changes in the Earth's seasons as the Earth orbits the sun.
It's so important for everyone to stay safe and protected when watching the incredible moment the moon moves in front of the sun. Here's a printable for the kids to design their own solar eclipse safety poster.
A solar eclipse is a fascinating astronomical event and a great learning opportunity for kids.This Solar Eclipse worksheet has some challenging questions to really get them thinking and it'll test their research skills too!
Here's an interesting and challenging solar eclipse worksheet that will require some brain power from the kids to complete! Can the children draw paths of light from the sun to show where on the earth will see a total or partial eclipse?
Choose the correct word from each pair, to match the picture above, and colour it in. This space themed worksheet is a fun way to get some reading practice!
This simple worksheet asks children to write the correct "space themed" word underneath each picture. We've included a word bank at the top of the page for them to copy.
Count down with this fun, simple printable ... 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - Blast Off! You could put it up on your whiteboard or screen and click through the pages while the kids call out the numbers.
We ask children to read the description under each of these space-themed pictures, and draw / colour them in appropriately. These worksheets are a fun way to test reading comprehension!
Print out some alphabet sunshine with our sun alphabet posters printable. The image below is a little misleading, as each letter of the alphabet prints out onto its own page. You could also cut out the suns individually, for a display or banner, perhaps.
Here's a fun activity to help the kids learn more about a solar eclipse. Print the pages onto some card, cut out the suns and moons (and laminate if you wish) - then see if the children can match the suns and moons by size to create their own solar eclipse!
Brighten up the classroom for summer with these fun sun numbers. Each number prints out onto its own page - but the more patient of you can cut out the suns if you prefer! We have a sun alphabet printable, too.