Raising the Next Generation of Inquisitive Astronomers and Astronauts!
In the past fifty years, we’ve had the opportunity to dive into the world of many works of science fiction. Between Star Wars and Star Trek, are we even surprised that our children share our fascination with space? If anything, seeing a child that’s not into it would be strange!
With that in mind, let’s talk about how we can encourage curiosity about things that lie beyond our planet.
While your kids are peacefully coloring our funky space printables, talk to them about our solar system. Tell them about the sun and the planets that are nearest to Earth. If you don’t have time to research the matter, you could play kids’ educational shows and music videos on YouTube.
Once you hook them, you can organize an evening of stargazing. If your children seem serious about it, bring a little telescope along to give them a closer look. You’ll even get bonus points if you take them to a planetarium or science center!
If you notice growing interest, ask your kids if they want to bring some galactic decor into the mix. There are several ways to do that, aside from putting up NASA posters.
For example, you could paint the ceiling dark blue and paste glow-in-the-dark constellations all over it. Or, if you don’t want to invest all that money and energy, just get a night sky projector lamp.
More Space Coloring Pages for Kids
If you didn’t find what you were looking for in our collection of coloring sheets, we’ve got your back:
- Get Coloring Pages has printables at various difficulty levels, so they’re perfect for toddlers as well as preschoolers.
- Super Coloring printables contain many different takes on the subject. For example, one category has simple cartoon astronauts as well as more detailed drawings of real-life cosmonauts. What’s more, the site also has printable pages showing spaceships, planets, and constellations.
- Disney has online coloring pages featuring characters from Star Wars. So if you run out of toner, you can have your child color on the computer.
- NASA’s coloring pages, which depict planets in our solar system as well as exploratory rovers. Each page contains fun facts about the subject printed below the image. Additionally, the agency also has many coloring books parents can download for free.