Board the Rocketship!

$19.50

This summer camp lesson plan is centered around the solar system with hands-on, creative building activities and experiments to engage school-age learners. This summer camp unit offers five 6-hour lesson plans. They feature suggestions for hands-on activities, outdoor play, and social-emotional learning. Activities are standards-aligned to ensure quality content that helps children gain knowledge and prepare to move forward in grade school.

About our lesson plans:

  • Developed and tested by a team of experienced, certified educators

  • Immediate PDF download upon purchase with unlimited use

  • Activity pages, extension activities, and additional resources included at no cost

  • Developmentally appropriate

  • Printable format that is also digital friendly with links and QR codes embedded in the lesson plans

Camp Outline:

  • Arrival activity
  • Class discussion- Planets in the solar system
  • Planet Play Dough Part 1
  • Let’s get moving – Astronaut training
  • Planet Play Dough Part 2
  • Hands-on activity- Stretchy space slime
  • Social-emotional learning – From farmer to astronaut
  • Earth Sun Moon Model
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity
  • Class discussion- The Sun
  • Sunscreen Painting
  • Let’s get moving – Shadow Tag
  • Hands-on activity – Will it melt?
  • Sunset in a Jar
  • Social-emotional learning – Sunshine on a cloudy day
  • Sun Spin Art
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity
  • Class discussion – The Moon
  • Foil Printed Moon Craft
  • Let’s get moving – Moon ball
  • Moon Phases Cup Model
  • Hands-on activity – Moon sand
  • Social-emotional learning – Rocket regulation
  • Moon Craters
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity
  • Class discussion- What is a star?
  • Constellation Wire Sculptures
  • Let’s get moving – Human Constellations
  • Hands-on activity – Draw the galaxy
  • Your Name in Stars
  • Social-emotional learning – Reach for the stars vision boards
  • Catch the Stars
  • Reflection
  • Arrival activity-
  • Class discussion – Life outside on another planet?
  • Aliens Samples
  • Let’s get moving – Space tag
  • Extraterrestrial Gummies
  • Hands-on activity – Alien on Earth
  • Social-emotional learning – Welcome to Earth
  • 3-D Alien Sculptures
  • Reflection