Can't Get Enough Space Stuff Review with Craft & Activity Round-Up


Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

This week for our Back to School with National Geographic Kids we are sharing a fun new book about space. To go with our book review, we are sharing a round-up of crafts, activities, lessons and more all about space for different ages. Our book is Can't Get Enough Space Stuff by Stephanie Drimmer and Julie Beer. It is recommended for ages 7 to 10.

From the Publisher:

Blast off with the perfect combination of facts, stories, photos, and fun all about what lies beyond Earth's atmosphere―SPACE!

This book has everything to captivate space enthusiasts: Tons of fun facts, exciting games, hands-on activities, hilarious space jokes, stories from experts, and tidbits about the latest info on black holes, the International Space Station, and what life on Mars could look like.

Key features include:
•A glossary game in the front of the book to learn key space terms
•More than 200 stunning illustrations and photographs
•Detailed diagrams and infographics
•Hilarious space jokes
•Articles that do a deep dive into outer space research and hands-on accounts from experts
•Hands-on activities you can try at home
•Quizzes and games to test kids’ knowledge

This brand-new series from National Geographic Kids is a one-stop shop for everything kids want―fun facts, photos, and all things awesome about their favorite topic. A winning combination of running text and short bursts of information keeps kids excited and engaged as they get all kinds of amazing content about subjects of interest.

From telling jokes to friends and impressing teachers to absorbing the latest research, kids will love sharing what they’ve learned about space and will want to dive into the book again and again.

From Me:

Do you have space fanatics at home or in your classroom? This book is for them! It is full of photographs, fun facts, silly jokes, and so much more. There are fun quizzes like "Which planet are you?" as well as information about our solar system, black holes and so much more. It also goes into things like the International Space Station and what life is like on it. It is full of fun that any space fanatic will love!

This book is recommended for slightly younger kids than many of the National Geographic Kids books. I think that is appropriate with the silliness of the jokes and quizzes. However, the book also has plenty of serious things in it. I know the kids will love the amazing photographs and will be laughing or perhaps rolling their eyes at the "Space Sillies" which are the pages of jokes. There are even some activities like going out and looking at the night sky and drawing what you see over several hours. So if you know someone who is ready for a spacewalk, be sure to get this book!!

Other Books About Space Stuff We Have Reviewed:

4) Space Encyclopedia by David A. Aguilar
15) Full Moon by Camilla Pintonato

People to Check Out:

Be sure to check this post over at Kid World Citizen where Discovering the World Through My Son's Eyes shares her family's trip to one of NASA's Space Centers.

Craft & Activity Round-Up

There were so many shared that I broke them into different categories for you. 

Stars & Galaxies

1) Pipe Cleaner Constellations from STEAM Powered Family
3) Marshmallow Constellations & More Space Themed Activities from Planning Playtime Learning Through Play
4) Name in the Stars Constellation Craft from Barley & Birch 
5) Galaxy in a Jar from Beth Ann Averill
6) Galaxy Magic Milk Experiment from STEAM Powered Family

Solar System & Planet Craft & Activity Round-Up

1) Paper Plate Solar System Craft from Sea of Knowledge
2) Rotating Solar System Craft from Books and Giggles
3) Solar System Printables from 24 Hour Family
4) Handwriting Practice Worksheets from Your Therapy Source
5) Solar System Bingo from Artsy Fartsy Mama
6) Planet Coloring Pages from Homeschool of 1

Moon Craft & Activity Round-Up

Rockets & Spacecraft Craft & Activity Round-Up

1) Cardboard Space Shuttle from Mama Smiles
2) Interactive Rocket Paper Plate Craft from Books and Giggles
4) Flying Rocket from Picklebums
5) Straw Rocket from Artsy Fartsy Mama
6) UFO Craft from Crafts by Amanda
7) Paper Rocket Craft from Simple Everyday Mom
8) Rocket Name Craft from Simple Everyday Mom
9) Rocket Name Craft from Beth Ann Averill
10) Rocket Tracing from ABCs of Literacy

Outer Space & More Craft & Activity Round-Up

1) Space Party Games from Frugal Coupon Living
2) Black Hole Bath Bomb from STEAM Powered Family
3) Space Play Dough from Picklebums
5) Exploring Astronomy and Space Unit for Multiple Ages from Tina's Dynamic Homeschool Plus
6) Space Coloring Pages from In the Playroom
7) Space Memory Game from Homeschool of 1
8) Outer Space Trivia Word Search from Growing Play
9) Space Look and Find Puzzle from Your Therapy Source
10) Space Color by Letter from ABCs of Literacy
11) Kindergarten Writing Lessons with Space Theme from The Wise Owl Factory
12) Space Opposites Activity from The Wise Owl Factory