Go to your local library and read a story about space. Perhaps try Aliens in Underpants Save the World by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort. While you’re there also research moon landings and visits to space.
Return home and draw a space scene. Get your child to think about the setting and the characters. Ask them what kind of characters they may find.
Create a spaceship, using things you can find around the house. Kitchen foil, plastic bottles, and cardboard rolls are all excellent building blocks.
Alternatively, build your child their own spaceship or rocket using cardboard boxes, tin cans and lots of kitchen foil.
If you have a telescope, encourage your child to look at the stars and planets on dark nights. What do they see? Talk about what you see when you look at the sky.
There are plenty of opportunities to go outside in the autumn and winter months. Look for the International Space Station and track its progress in the sky, and use your telescope to look at any of the stars or planets.
If you do not have a telescope, encourage your child to use their imagination and look at the stars and planets.