This simple asteroid toss activity is a fun gross motor game for toddlers and preschoolers! It makes for a fun addition to your space unit study.
With a bunch of crumpled tin foil balls leftover from our moon rock exploration activity, I knew I needed to get creative so they got a few more uses during our space unit. I had also been mulling over different gross motor activities all week long, so this asteroid toss game just made sense.
It’s been rainy and we’ve been stuck inside more than usual lately, and the kids are starting to go stir-crazy. This might not be nearly as good as going to the park, but it certainly got the kids moving and burning some energy.
WHILE YOU’RE PLANNING YOUR SPACE THEME:
- Check out my Space Unit here. (Use code SPACE25 for 25% off) If you join my Preschool Program Membership, you’ll get a major discount on all past Unit Studies, and 2 brand new units included each month!
- Here are 25 Space Activities for your Preschooler’s Space theme!
- Here’s a list of Space Books for Toddlers & Preschoolers
- Here are 25 Space Crafts for your Preschooler
- Here’s a list of 16 Fun & Delicious Space-Themed Snacks for your Kids
- Here are some fun Space Facts for Kids
- Solar System in Motion Song for Preschoolers
Space Activities & Crafts We’ve Done at the Moore Homestead:
- Planet Suncatchers
- Planet Puppets Printable
- Fizzing Planets
- Moon Rock Exploration (with Printable Worksheet)
- I-Spy Space Busy Bag (with Printable)
- Rocket Name Building Activity
- Edible Constellations Activity
- Space Playdough Invitation to Play
- Space Sensory Bin
- Solar System Match Worksheet Set
- Paper Plate Planets Craft
- What Makes Night Science Exploration
- Moon Observation Journal Astronomy Study for Kids
- Telescope Craft for Preschoolers
- Moon Phases Oreo Worksheet for Preschoolers
- Smash the Moon Rocks Activity
- Space Coloring Book for Preschoolers
- Astronaut Dramatic Play Station (+ Printable Bundle)
Asteroid Toss Activity for Toddlers & Preschoolers
Simply cut a hole in a box (and hopefully decorate it more than we did), and provide your child with balls of foil as asteroids! Done! Show them how to toss the asteroids through the hole in the box, and watch the fun.
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