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Space Camp Activities for a DIY Space Camp at Home

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Summer is a time for having fun, eating frozen treats, and going to summer camp!

But, most parents can’t afford to send their kids to camp all summer long, and this year, most camps are closed!

As a budget-friendly alternative, start your very own summer camp at home with these super-fun themes.

This DIY space camp will be a popular hit and you’ll soon be the most popular house on the block!

Summer fun needs space camp! This at home summer camp has a fun DIY space camp theme that kids will love! These summer memories with your kids will last!

These summer camps at home are not just budget-friendly, but will also help create lasting memories for your kids and the other children in the neighborhood.

A backyard camp is the perfect way to get to know the other families in your neighborhood.

You’ll also want to check out the ultimate list of summer STEM activities and the ultimate list of summer science experiments. 

DIY Space Camp for Summer Space Fun

Use these ideas to make your very own space camp at home. Kids will love these space-themed activities, and you will love that this camp is not as expensive as real space camp.

Gather a few friends and create magical summer memories with this DIY space camp theme!

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Backyard Space Camp Sample Schedule

Your camp can either run for half a day, or a full day, depending on your availability.

These camp samples are ideal for a five-hour camp taking place one day a week for five days.

Use the sample schedule included, or create your own!

Summer fun needs space camp! This at home summer camp has a fun DIY space camp theme that kids will love! These summer memories with your kids will last!
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Arrival: Free exercise

Session 1: Lesson

Session 2: Activity

Session 3: Snack

Session 4: Craft

Session 5: Playtime

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At Home Space Camp Activities Day 1: Moon

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Arrival: Moon Coloring Page

Lesson Plan: Moon Phases Study

Activity:  Moon Phases Printable

Craft: Glow in the Dark Moon Phases

Snack: Cookie Moon Phases

Playtime: Bouncy castle

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At Home Space Camp Activities Day 2: Solar System

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Arrival: Solar System Worksheets

Lesson Plan: Guide to the Solar System

Activity: Solar System Slime

Craft:  Solar System Mobile

Snack: Veggie Solar System

Playtime: Solar System Play Dough

Summer fun needs space camp! This at home space summer camp has a fun space camp theme that kids will love! These summer memories with your kids will last!

Outer Space Camp Ideas Day 3: Spaceships and Rockets

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Arrival: Space Mazes

Lesson Plan: Guide to Rockets

Activity: Alka Seltzer Rockets

Craft: Straw Rockets

Snack: Rocket Kebabs

Playtime: Exploding Paint Rockets

Kids Space Camp Day 4: Galaxy

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Arrival: Constellations Lacing Cards

Lesson Plan: Galaxy Lesson Plan

Activity: Galaxy Oobleck

Craft: Galaxy Slime

Snack: Marshmallow Constellations

Playtime: Flashlight Constellations

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At Home Space Camp Day 5: Astronauts

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Arrival: Astronaut Activity Sheets

Lesson Plan: Learning about the Space Station Life in Space

Activity: Fix the Astronaut’s Glove

Snack:  Astronaut Pudding

Playtime: Space Crazy Sensory Bin

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