Book for Preschool Lesson Plan: Astronaut
I Want to be an Astronaut by Byron Barton
Reading Center for Preschool Lesson Plan: Astronaut
Fill your preschool reading center not only with books about astronauts, but also with books about space travel and the solar system.
Snacks for Preschool Lesson Plan: Astronaut
Sugar cookies: Serve your preschool students round sugar cookies iced with white frosting. Voila! Moons!
Concepts for Preschool Lesson Plan: Astronaut
Letter: Aa for astronaut
Number: 9 for the 9 letters in astronaut
Fine Motor Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Astronaut
Beading: Give your preschool students each a length of white yarn or string. Let them string white beads onto it.
Gross Motor Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Astronaut
Playing in space: Let your preschool students pretend to be astronauts by moving around the classroom in slow motion with a dramatic flair.
Art Center Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Astronaut
Provide your preschool students with sheets of white construction paper. Let them paint what they imagine they would see if they were astronauts looking out the window of a space shuttle.
Songs/Finger Plays for Preschool Lesson Plan: Astronaut
Find finger plays and songs about astronauts and space here.
Pre-math Center Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Astronaut
Set out the letters a-s-t-r-o-n-a-u-t that you have previously cut from felt or laminated construction paper. Put out an example of the word astronaut for your students to use as a guide. Have them set out the letters, properly spelling the word astronaut. Instruct your preschool students to count the number of letters in the word astronaut. Now have your preschool students count out 9 astronaut shapes to set beneath the 9 lettered word.
Pre-writing Center Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Astronaut
For younger students, provide sheets of paper with the letters A and a lightly printed on them. Have the children trace the letters. Do the same with the number 9.
For older students, provide an example of the letters A and a and the number 9. Have the students practice writing the letters and number freehand.
Write the word astronaut on your preschool classroom’s white erase board. Let your students copy the word astronaut on the white board with dry erase markers.