The Space Station
Is there anything more exciting than exploring space? A theme that captures everyone’s imagination. The idea of launching off in a shuttle to visit and explore far away planets and stars is something many children dream of. The night sky is beautiful and fascinating- stars, planets, satellites are all visible to the naked eye on a clear night. Yo might even be lucky enough to spot a shooting star. Why not launch your own shuttle to a space station fueled with wonder and imagination?
Our large format “I am a….”poster is designed to introduce the vocabulary around the theme of Space where children can discuss the theme. Character Traits flash-cards can be added to the poster to encourage children to think about and identify the behaviours that they expect from an astronaut. The “I use..” flash-cards help to introduce some new vocabulary; and the blank cards can be used to scribe the roles and responsibilities that the children consider part of the role of an astronaut.
The Space resource pack is free to download. It is a digital resource. You can download it, save it and print it as and when you need. We recommend printing onto cardstock and laminating the room signs which can be used again and again. You can choose between the English language version or the Irish language version below.
Make your own Space Station
Our printable pack includes lots of resources so that you can easily set up an Space Station dramatic-play area of your own. In addition to the “I am a…” theme poster there is another large format poster, Welcome to Space that can be used to designate a specific role-play area. The pdf includes A4 posters for the walls to designate different areas. The personalisable Name Badges can be filled in and attached to a lanyard.
What is included
* A4 posters and signs
* Large format posters
* Vocabulary cards
* Name badges
* Qualification certificate
* Pre-launch checklists
* Window portholes
* Space walk mission form
Props for dramatic-play
We always recommend using real-life and authentic props whenever possible. In the case of the The Space Station there are lots of things that you can add to the area such as keyboards, computer screens, lots and lots of tin foil, moon sand rocks, writing materials, magnifying glass, tools. Everything you need in terms of forms, signs and posters are in the pdf pack.
Large format Space poster
This poster makes the perfect addition to a dramatic-play area. It is a large format poster and measures 190cm x170cm You can download this large format poster using the button below.
It can be printed on any size paper and taped together. This size requires approx 48 x A4 pages to print it at home. You can of course scale it smaller if you wish.
Themed colouring sheets
This collection of Space themed colouring pages offer a mindful activity for all those tired astronauts after a busy day.