A lot of things look different this year, including all the summer plans for kids. With so much happening in the Space sector with the launch of NASA’s astronauts- Robert (Bob) Behnken and Douglas (Doug) Hurley on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft (on May 30, 2020), the pending launch of the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover on July 30th, 2020, and the return of astronauts Bob and Dog, to earth, on August 2, 2020. How could we not help but make this time in history memorable for our kids, with the best Space Camp for Kids, at home?
Make memories with Space Camp at home.
I promise you will not have to spend an arm and a leg to make this happen. Most of the resources you need will be stuff you have at home or can quickly add to your weekly shopping list. The only thing that will involve placing an online order is your special Space Camp souvenir gift for the kids, but more on that, a little further down. Oh and a few add-ons for the Charcuterie Board.
Blast off with Space inspired treats.
What’s Space Camp without fun treats, right?
The kids will love these Rocket fruit kebabs!
These are so easy to put together and they’re a healthy snack, so why not?
Dottie had to work on a Space themed snack for a Girl Scout patch and this was her pick, plus we had everything on hand. She showed the younger two what to do and soon, we had a Rocket Fruit Kebab assembly line!
Rocket Fruit Kebabs
1. The first thing you will need to do is set aside the nose for your rocket. This could be the cone shaped banana ends or strawberries. 2. Cube the papayas and slice banana and strawberry rings. 3. Now assemble the kebabs with the nose on top and follow that with a blueberry, papaya cube, banana ring and finally a strawberry ring. There's no set rule the order of fruit should be a certain way after the rocket's nose. You can "design" your rocket any way you want. What would be cool, though, would be to add a papaya cube at the end, to symbolize the flames at take off.
1. The first thing you will need to do is set aside the nose for your rocket. This could be the cone shaped banana ends or strawberries.
2. Cube the papayas and slice banana and strawberry rings.
3. Now assemble the kebabs with the nose on top and follow that with a blueberry, papaya cube, banana ring and finally a strawberry ring.
There's no set rule the order of fruit should be a certain way after the rocket's nose. You can "design" your rocket any way you want. What would be cool, though, would be to add a papaya cube at the end, to symbolize the flames at take off.
Here are some more Space-inspired treats to include in the fun:
Explore the world beyond with Out of this World activities
This free Space Activities Printable packed with fun activities that include coloring pages, a design-a-rocket-ship challenge and printable memory game cards, is something the kids will enjoy.
Simply click on the link to download, access and print.
I’m sure the kids will enjoy making these beautiful Galaxy tea light holders as well.
Don’t miss checking out these Outer Space themed games and crafts too:
Touch down with the best Space Camp Souvenirs
You just can’t end Space Camp without a souvenir.
If you’ve read about Tremor, the sparkly apatosaurus that traveled along with the Crew Dragon team up to the International Space Station, you will know astronauts Doug and Bob plan to bring back the earlier plush travel companion, Celestial Buddies Little Earth (aka Earthy) , when they head back to Earth, early August.
How cool it would be for your child to watch the astronauts head back with Earthy, while cuddling his/her own Earthy!
On the evening of March 1, 2019, SpaceX President Elon Musk surprised the world by tweeting that he was sending a “super hi-tech zero gravity indicator” on board the Crew Dragon Spacecraft bound for the International Space Station the following morning. In the wee hours of March 2, television viewers were treated to the sight of a blue and green plush toy Earth floating in the cabin, soon to be welcomed to the Space Station by American Astronaut Anne McClain.
She in turn was succeeded by Christina Koch, who spent a record 328 days on board with Little Earth, the cuddly planetary plush from Celestial Buddies that defied both gravity and zero gravity in going where no plush had ever gone before.
Celestial Buddies prides itself with a collection of the sweetest, huggable plush toys that include the planets, the Earth, the Sun, the Moon and even a Comet.
While you can rush order your surprise Celestial Buddies plush via Amazon Prime for your child, you could also choose to make a Space Camp voucher that allows for them to pick Earthy, the Moon,
or even another plush of choice, instead.
Either way, this would be a sweet way to commemorate the end of a fun Space Camp.
Don’t be surprised if the kids badger you to plan another one later this year, again!