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 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 an outer space word search.
Outer Space Word Search
Getting ready to tackle the word search doesn’t get much easier – simply print out enough copies of the download (below) and be sure each child has a crayon or highlighter.
Word searches are a great way to build vocabulary and practice letter and word discrimination skills (they take some intense concentration sometimes!) but can often be too hard for early readers if the words go too many directions.
This word search only goes from left to right or vertically (top to bottom). This makes it a good fit for beginners as it has a bit of a challenge to it, but they can feel a sense of accomplishment.
My kids love word searches, and the outer space theme was definitely a hit!
Grab Your Copy
Ready to hunt for outer space words on your own now? Grab your copy of the outer space word search by clicking the blue button below!
Then, for more outer space learning activities, scroll down and check out even more ideas and inspiration from some awesome kid bloggers!
More Outer Space Fun
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
Space sensory salt tray activities from The Usual Mayhem
How to Spot Meteors When Camping from FrogMom
Galaxy Art & Science from Preschool Powol Packets
International Space Station Unit from Bambini Travel
Night Sky Printable Activity from CraftCreateCalm
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 Letters of Literacy
Astronaut Ten Frame Matching Game from The Kindergarten Connection
Armstrong Air and Space Museum Wapakoneta, OH from Something 2 Offer
Moon Word Search from Tales of Education at Home
Astronomy for Kids: The Moon from Planet Smarty Pants