A lot of kids are fascinated by outer space, and it’s easy to see why. I am often fascinated by it as well! There is so much to learn and discover. Our first introduction to space is often through outer space read alouds and learning the names of the planets, the sun, moon, and stars. A great way to build up this vocabulary is to have a little fun with this free Outer Space Word Search!
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Outer Space Word Search
Word searches are a great way to build vocabulary and practice letter and word discrimination skills (they take some intense concentration sometimes!). But often word searches can be too hard for early readers if the words go in too many directions.
The words in this word search only go from left to right or vertically. This makes it a good fit for beginners. It has a bit of a challenge to it, but kids can still feel a sense of accomplishment!
Getting ready to tackle this activity doesn’t get much easier – simply print out enough copies of the word search (download below) and give each student a pencil for circling.
My kids love word searches, and the outer space theme was definitely a hit!
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready to hunt for outer space words? Get your free copy of the Outer Space Word Search by clicking the large, yellow download button at the very bottom of the post!
More Outer Space Fun
Then, for more outer space learning activities, scroll down and check out even more ideas and inspiration from some awesome kid bloggers!
10 Fun Children’s Books about Space from Crafty Mama in ME
Learning about the Solar System for Kids from Look! We’re Learning!
Children’s Astronaut Books from The Jenny Evolution
Melted Bead Planet Mobile from Schooling a Monkey
Stargazing Apps for Kids from iGameMom
How to Spot Meteors When Camping from FrogMom
Galaxy Art & Science from Preschool Powol Packets
International Space Station Unit from Bambini Travel
Outer Space Coloring Pages from Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading
Kids’ Books about Mars from Books and Giggles
Outer Space Word Search from The Kindergarten Connection
Astronaut Ten Frame Matching Game from The Kindergarten Connection
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