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. As a budget-friendly alternative, start your very own DIY backyard summer camp 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!
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.
DIY Space Camp
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!
DIY 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!
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Arrival: Free exercise
Session 1: Lesson
Session 2: Activity
Session 3: Snack
Session 4: Craft
Session 5: Playtime
Day 1: Moon
Arrival: Moon Coloring Page from Classroom Doodles
Lesson Plan: Moon Phases Study from EduRef
Activity: Moon Phases Printable from Gift of Curiosity
Craft: Glow in the Dark Moon Phases from Left Brain Craft Brain
Snack: Cookie Moon Phases from The Bright Writer
Playtime: Bouncy castle
Day 2: Solar System
Arrival: Solar System Worksheets from Itsy Bitsy Fun
Lesson Plan: Guide to the Solar System from Teacher.org
Activity: Solar System Craft from The Crafting Chicks
Craft: Solar System Mobile from Schooling a Monkey
Snack: Veggie Solar System from Creative Kid Snacks
Playtime: Solar System Play Dough from A Little Pinch of Perfect
Day 3: Spaceships and Rockets
Arrival: Space Mazes from Kids Activity Blog
Lesson Plan: Guide to Rockets from NASA
Activity: Alka Seltzer Rockets from Schooling a Monkey
Craft: Straw Rockets from Buggy and Buddy
Snack: Rocket Kebabs from Toddler Approved
Playtime: Ribbon Rockets from Teach Beside Me
Day 4: Galaxy
Arrival: Dot to Dot Constellations from The Moments at Home
Lesson Plan: Galaxy Lesson Plan from Amazing Space
Activity: Constellations Lacing Cards from Kids Activity Blog
Craft: Galaxy Slime from Two Daloo
Snack: Marshmallow Constellations from Schooling a Monkey
Playtime: Flashlight Constellations from Schooling a Monkey
Day 5: Astronauts
Arrival: Astronaut Activity Sheets from Gift of Curiosity
Activity: Fix the Astronaut’s Glove from Science Sparks
Craft: Paper Plate Astronaut Helmets from Toddler Approved
Snack: Astronaut Pudding from Feels Like Home
Playtime: Space Crazy Sensory Bin from Picklebums