Spaceship Making Activity for preschoolers
After viewing the Space-X launch with my son it has been on my mind to do a Rocketship activity with him. So finally today we got to it. I was saving a long piece of cardboard forever for this!
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Scissors / knife (box cutter preferred)
Hot glue gun
Acrylic paint + brushes
Paper & pencil
First we drew a design of the rocket on paper
2. Then we built a prototype of the rocket with Play-Doh.
3. And finally we built a cut out of a rocket from the cardboard boxes.
Steps to built the Rocket:
Cut out a cardboard in shape of a rocket. Cut out 2 holes in the middle. Line the holes with Aluminum foil.
Color the Nose and fins of the rocket red, & the body yellow.
Cut out a round piece of paper to show Moon & color it grey.
Color a Rectangular sheet of paper Blue to depict the sky.
We also made a NASA sticker for our rocket(optional).
Recommended materials for introducing kids to Space:
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space
Space coloring book for kids
Space Sticker book
Learning points from the lesson:
The nose of the rocket is pointy so that air does not slow down the rocket.
The fins in the rocket are for stability & to control direction.
The first Rocket was launched by Germany in 1942.
Hope you enjoyed the activity as much as we did! Have fun building a Rocket.