This week's theme at our neighborhood summer camp was Outer Space. Definitely the highlight of the day was their own rocket ship to play in. I gave my husband a cardboard box and the vague instructions that I wanted a space ship, and this is what he came up with.
The inside was even lined with paper and had an old remote control, graphing calculator and mini DVD player inside for lots of buttons and screens.
All kids loved it, and Miss M and Baby B are still flying around space in it every chance they get.
We also made aliens out of green playdough and googly eyes,
rocket ships out of paper towel tubes with tissue paper flames,
and pretended to be space aliens with pom-pom and tin foil headbands.
The kids played a space version of cops and robbers and musical planets and had glow-in-the dark drinks made by sandwiching glow bracelets between two cups (directions found here).
For Miss M to extend the play into school, I printed out some activities found here and here.