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Awesome Rocket Ship Name Craft For Kids[Free Template]

Are you working with your child on learning their name? If so, this rocket ship name craft is perfect!

It’s one of our fun rocket activities for kids that not only works on fine motor skills but also helps children identify the letters of their name.

We’ve given you a free printable template that will make this craft super easy too! On top of that, you can use the editable template to fill in your child’s name for them or print out the blank version for your child to fill in.

Either way, the finished product looks great on a bulletin board or fridge.

Watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how to make this simple outer space craft.

Name Rocket Craft

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Supplies

Directions

First, download the rocket template. Once it’s downloaded, print it out. Now before the kids can start building their project, they’ll need to carefully cut out the pieces that they will be using.

hand holding name rocket craft template

Here’s a quick heads-up: If your child’s name is as long as a shooting star, some parts of the rocket might float off the edges of the paper. But hey, that’s just more space for imagination! Help them arrange the rocket on the background paper before you start gluing. This way, they can see where their rocket will take off!

Now, let’s set our rocket on fire. Have your kids stick the flame onto the space background.

hand gluing flame to rocket name craft

Next up, it’s time to give our rocket some stability with its fins! Help your kids attach the fins to the sides of the rocket base. Look at that, our rocket is ready to glide smoothly through space!

hand gluing fins to rocket name craft

Now, guide your kids to stick the rocket base on the far left of the background paper. Their rocket is starting to look like it’s ready for a space expedition!

hand gluing rocket base to rocket name craft

The next step is to personalize the rocket! Assist your kids in piecing together the letters (or blank spaces) to spell out their name and have them glue it in place.

hand gluing letter to rocket name craft

Now, let’s cap off our rocket! Have the kids glue the tip to the top of the rocket and trim off any excess paper. Their rocket is nearly ready for take-off!

hand gluing tip to rocket name craft

Once they’ve finished attaching their name, guide them to stick the rocket top to the right of the name, completing the rocket.

hand gluing top to rocket name craft

For the final touch, let your kids decorate the space background by placing star stickers or using gel markers to create their own galaxy.

hand putting star stickers on background

That’s it! Isn’t this a simple and fun rocket ship craft?!

It’s the perfect way to teach your kid’s letter identification and how to spell their own name! Name recognition is an important skill for preschoolers to learn and this craft makes it easy and enjoyable. For more crafts like this be sure to check out our fun name crafts for kids!

rocket ship name craft

Space Unit For Kids

Do you want to take your kids on a out-of-this-world adventure without leaving the comfort of your own home? Then space is the place for you!

It’s super easy to create a space unit for kids! With all of these cool ideas listed below, your kids are sure to have a blast and learn a ton!

2 rocket name crafts

Kids’ Books About Space

Space is a fascinating topic for kids of all ages, and there are plenty of great books out there that can help spark your child’s interest in the cosmos.

Reading aloud to your child is a great way to bonding and connection, and space-themed books provide a perfect opportunity to do just that.

Not only will they be captivated by the stories, but they’ll also get to learn about distant planets, stars, and other celestial bodies. And who knows? Maybe reading about space will inspire them to pursue a career in astronomy or astrophysics when they grow up!

Below are some of the most popular space books for kids.

8 Little Planets is a fun space book for the youngest of kids. It has engaging rhyming words and cute illustrations!

On The Launchpad is a simple space-themed book for young children learning how to count! Read it nightly to help them learn!

My First Book of Planets is perfect for children who want to learn more about space.

Kids’ Space Crafts

Crafting is a great way for young children to learn and have fun at the same time.

It helps them to develop their fine motor skills, as well as their creative thinking. And it’s a great way to encourage kids to be more hands-on and less reliant on technology.

Crafting also helps children to express themselves and to work through their emotions. It’s the perfect activity that allows them to process their feelings in a safe and healthy way.

Want even more easy crafts that are also space themed? Try out one of these great ideas below:

Paper Plate Sun Craft – This craft is super easy and great for young children to make! They’ll also be able to work on fine motor skills and scissor practice!

Earth Paper Craft – Teach kids about their own beautiful and amazing planet with this craft. It’s so cute, we just know kids will love it!

collage of kid's space crafts

Paper Plate Rocket Craft – If you’re looking for a craft that’s out-of-this-world fun, try making paper plate rockets! This easy project is perfect for kids who are interested in space or transportation.

Rocket Toilet Paper Roll Craft – Kids of all ages will have so much fun flying this rocket craft around the solar system and beyond! This adorable craft is perfect for imaginative play and makes a great addition to any space theme activities.

Space Activities For Kids

Space is an awesome theme for kids! It offers opportunities to learn about planets, stars, galaxies, and more.

But did you know that space can also be used to promote fine motor skills, letter and number recognition, and more? That’s right – these space do a dot printables are perfect for parents who want to give their kids a head start in school.

Kids will love these space pattern block mats because they are colorful and engaging. Parents will love that they’re great for learning shapes and refining hand-eye coordination!

collage of space activities for kids

Our spaceship dot to dot printables are a great way to combine fun and learning! Your child will practice counting, visual-spatial skills, and fine motor skills while completing each page. They can also color and decorate the spaceships any way they want!

Try these space worksheets next time you want to give your kids some writing practice. There are also letter recognition and pattern-making activities included in this fun pack! These space-themed printables are perfect for little ones who love everything about outer space.

Space is the final frontier! And we have the perfect way for your kids to explore it – with this outer space sensory bin! It’s packed with all kinds of goodies that will make your child feel like they’re right there in space. With this sensory play bin, your child can pretend to be an astronaut, exploring new worlds and discovering new life forms!

hand holding rocket ship name craft

Share With Us

Did you make this activity with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s project featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

Fun Space Activities

rocket ship name craft

Rocket Ship Name Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Are you teaching your child their name? If so, this fun rocket ship name craft is perfect!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Star stickers or gel markers
  • Rocket template

Instructions

  1. Download the rocket template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Note: Depending on the length of your child's name you may need to have some of the rocket hang off the sides of the paper. Help the child lay it out before you begin gluing to see where to place the rocket on the background paper.
  3. Glue the flame to the space background.
  4. Take the fins and glue them to the sides of the rocket base.
  5. Glue the rocket base on the far left of the background paper.
  6. Next, assemble the letters (or blank spaces) to create the child's name and glue them in place.
  7. Make the top of the rocket by gluing the tip to the rocket's top. Trim off any paper that hangs over the rocket.
  8. Once you have finished the child's name, glue the rocket top to the right of the name so the rocket is complete.
  9. Decorate the space background by placing start stickers or using gel markers to make your own stars.

Did you make this craft?

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Tykeyah

Monday 4th of March 2024

Would like this template please

Sam

Monday 4th of March 2024

Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Zoriana

Friday 1st of March 2024

Love it!

Sam

Monday 4th of March 2024

Thanks! If you have a space theme, it's a great addition!

Leanne

Monday 12th of February 2024

Would like this template please.

Sam

Monday 12th of February 2024

Hi! I just checked your email and it’s listed as “unconfirmed” which means you didn’t click the link in the first email. If you didn’t see it, my best guess is it landed in your junk folder. If you can check that folder for my email (sam@simpleeverydaymom.com) and click the link, you’ll be set ◡̈

April

Sunday 21st of January 2024

I would love this template please! Thanks

Sam

Monday 22nd of January 2024

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Hannah

Thursday 7th of December 2023

I would love this template please — thank you

Hannah

Saturday 9th of December 2023

@Sam,

Can you please send me the free template please

Sam

Friday 8th of December 2023

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

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