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12 Fun Rocket Activities For Kids

Lots of kids love space! If you take a kindergarten classroom and ask them what they want to be when they grow up, there’s bound to be at least one child who chooses an astronaut!

There’s so much mystery around outer space and kids want to know what it’s all about. If your child loves space as well, they’ll love these rocket activities for kids.

Check out these simple rockets and save your favorite ones for later. These ideas are great for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary aged children and are just a few of the many crafts you’ll find here at Simple Everyday Mom!

Preschool Rocket Activities

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hand holding paper plate rocket craft

This paper plate rocket is a great activity to get creativity flowing. Kids get to paint, cut and glue all in one simple activity. Don’t be surprised if they want to make a whole fleet of paper rockets!

cut and paste rocket crafts

We love creating simple, easy crafts at home. This cut and paste rocket craft is perfect to do with your little ones this summer as a great way to introduce them to space and have fun while learning!

2 popsicle stick rockets

Does your kid love rockets, space shuttles, and everything about the solar system? Then they have to make this rocket popsicle stick craft! This is an easy craft to do with the kids, perfect for art class lesson plans or as a fun after-school project in your home.

Let them paint, glue, and cut their way to a space adventure!

2 rocket name crafts

This rocket ship name craft is a fun way to help kids learn how to spell their names. It’s simple and easy! This activity is perfect for preschoolers and kindergarten children. They’ll love seeing their name on the back of a rocket!

rocket puppet craft

Celebrate the start of summer with this brown paper bag rocket puppet template. This is a great way to introduce kids to STEM activities, basic rocket science, and engineering concepts early on in life!

The steps are simple, but it’s an easy project that will definitely keep them entertained. Let their imaginations soar as they create their own rocket out of paper and glue!

hand holding shape rocket craft

This is a fun and easy space rocket made from shapes craft that your kids will love. The best part about it? It’s made from construction paper so you don’t have to worry about trying to find the right materials!

This activity idea provides plenty of opportunities for learning shapes and colors while also getting creative with color schemes.

2 rocket headband crafts

What could be more fun than a paper rocket ship headband craft? This is a perfect kids’ craft to do with your child. It’s easy and inexpensive, plus you get the added bonus of helping them learn about space!

hand holding 3D rocket craft

This 3D rocket craft is such a fun, easy space craft for kids! We love how 3-dimensional it looks at different angles and the template makes getting all of the pieces cut out so much easier. Download your own copy here to get started with this DIY project today.

rocket coloring pages

Coloring is a great quiet-time activity that requires zero prep! Download and print these simple rocket ship coloring pages to use at the drop of a hat!

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Create this fun rocket craft for kids! Make the moon in the background or any planet your child wants! It’s a great rocket activity for working on fine motor skills. Combine this craft with background information on a real rocket launch or facts about the international space station for an all-in-one STEM activity!

hand holding rocket valentine craft

Want a more girly rocket ship craft? This rocket Valentine craft is a fun idea to make in February or any time of year. It’s the perfect craft for kids of all ages to make!

2 rocket father's day card crafts

Guess who else likes space? Dad! Make him this easy and fun rocket Father’s Day card to tell him he’s out of this world!


Buckle up and prepare your kids for takeoff with this blast-tastic rocket toilet paper roll craft! It’s an out-of-this-world activity that takes creativity and imagination to new heights. Using everyday items like toilet paper tubes and colored cardstock, kids can create their very own rocket ship!

Dive your kids into a universe of color and creativity with these space art projects from Simple Everyday Mom, where they can create everything from watercolor galaxies to glow-in-the-dark paintings and more.

These collections of astronaut books offer an exciting range of stories and facts that inspire kids to explore space, dream big, and learn about the challenges and wonders of being an astronaut.

We hope you love these homemade rocket activities for kids just as much as we do! Whether it’s a rainy day at home or a themed birthday party, these crafts are perfect for sparking your child’s imagination and love for space.

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Mari Carmen Barroso Barba

Sunday 10th of April 2022

I love all the activities you are sharing! Iám sure kid will love them!


Wednesday 13th of April 2022

Oh, thank you!

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