Use the FREE Astronauts to Earth printable game boards to practice colors, numbers, & shapes! Pair with Education Cubes for even more FUN!
When my boys were little, they loved learning about space. Spaceships. Rockets. Astronauts. Planets. The moon and stars! They were intrigued by everything space-related! So, I decided to make a special space-themed game board to go along with our Space unit. I call it, Astronauts to Earth!
The Astronauts to Earth downloadable PDF file includes five different game boards to help reinforce the following concepts: numbers, colors, and shapes. You can use the two blank game boards to fill in any information that you would like!
What you need to play the games:
You need three basic items to play the games – the gameboards, a writing utensil, and dice. But, I’ll be more specific so that you know exactly what we used and how we played the games. First, here are the supplies we used:
- Astonauts to Earth game board (scroll to the end of the blog post to download)
- dry erase markers
- Education Cubes (with the Spaceship Color insert cards)
Astronauts to Earth Game Set-up Instructions:
Now, I don’t like to waste money, especially when it comes to printables for the kids. Therefore, to save on ink and paper, I laminated the game board so that the boys could reuse it as many times as they’d like.
Once I laminated the game and slid the Spaceship Color insert cards into our Education Cubes, it was time to play!
How to Use the Game Boards:
The games are super easy to play. Roll the cube or dice and mark off the appropriate cloud beginning at the respective spaceship.
Continue marking off clouds until all the astronauts get back to Earth (i.e. all of the clouds are marked off.)
Super simple – but super fun for little learners!
Space-themed Alphabet Books:
If you’re using the Astronauts to Earth game boards as part of a Space unit study, you’re probably looking for some exciting space-themed books! While there are lots to choose from, here are some ABC-themed space books to add to your collection.
Space-themed Math Books:
I love using living math books to help teach, review, and reinforce math skills. Here are some space-themed living math books to add to your space lessons.
More Space-themed Activities:
Want to add more space-themed activities for your young learners? Here are some really cool, really fun space-themed activities you may want to try.
More Game Boards to Download:
If you like the Astronauts to Earth game boards, check out my other FREE printable game boards:
- FREE Printable Racing Racecars Game
- FREE Printable Princesses & Frog Game
- FREE Printable Flap, Flap, & Fly Game
Ready to download the FREE Astronauts to Earth gameboards? Click the button below to get access to the printable pdf file.
This post was originally published on March 14, 2011.