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Spend this summer in space! Relish in the warm breezes of midsummer nights with your child this week, as you explore the wonders of the solar system. Kids will learn about the planets, discover constellations, and even build a rocket ship in this fun space activities, perfect for summer.

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Summer in Space

Spend this summer in space! Relish in the warm breezes of midsummer nights with your child this week, as you explore the wonders of the solar system. Kids will learn about the planets, discover constellations, and even build a rocket ship in this fun space activities, perfect for summer.

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Summer in Space Checklist

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Get ready for Summer in Space during week 4 of DIY summer camp! This checklist helps your DIY camper prep for a week of outer space-themed activities.

Make a Bedroom Planetarium!

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Put an oatmeal box, a flashlight, and some construction paper together and you have the makings of an incredibly cool bedroom planetarium!

Create a CD Spaceship

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Your kid will delight in creating an extraterrestrial vehicle from goods found around the house. There's no telling where her imagination will go!

Set Up a Solar System of Kids

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This kinesthetic learning activity will help your fourth grader get a firm grasp on the immensity of the solar system.

Layers of the Earth Project

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Turn an abstract lesson into a practical craft with the fun and colorful creation of dough earth layers!

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Build a Rocket Ship

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Building a rocket ship is a great way for kids to learn about measuring and construction. It'll fuel their creative side too!

Make Summer Screen Time Matter

Keep learning fun this summer with Brainzy, Education.com’s math and reading program for early learners.  Brainzy uses interactive games, fun videos, and original stories to help kids 3-7 practice the skills teachers say are most important. Try it free.

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Crayon Resist Painting

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Show your child the solar system and let him explore the stars and space by creating a painting. It's a fun and easy way capture your child's imagination.

Tour the Planets

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This interdisciplinary card game will have your third grader working on math facts as he travels through the solar system!

Make a Galaxy Mobile

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Pair a planetarium visit with this fun art project that mimics the look of far-off galaxies.

DIY Jetpack

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Help your child rocket off for some high-flying fun with a jet pack you make from recycled materials and a few odds and ends.

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Backyard Astronomy

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Enjoy those warm spring and summer nights with your child while teaching her some backyard astronomy at the same time.

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