Space / Universe ~ Links

FREE Space / Universe printables for kids showing how big Earth and the planets are compared to the sun, and a rocket ship blasting off into outer space to explore them; with Bible verse from Psalm 8:3-4; giving glory to God as designer; free printable

How about a space theme for your child? One innovative sponsor addressed a letter to her child as: Dear Astronaut….. (then inserted her child’s name) and wrote a fun letter giving them a ‘special mission’ to accomplish, with puzzles, colouring pages, crafts, etc specially tailored for them. You’ll find plenty of cool ideas in this post; and thanks, Danielle, for that fabulous inspiration, which I used for my own children and also in my Bible Treasure theme. And while we’re at it, how about some photo fun and turn your child into an astronaut? Let them blast off into outer space and stand on the moon!

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Genesis 1:16 would have to be one of the most classic understatements ever… 20 billion light years and a bullseye summed up in…

HE MADE THE STARS ALSO!

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“…a glimpse into the vastness of creation always leave me in awe of the wonders of God…” ~ Unknown

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BIBLE VERSES

Genesis 1:16   And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

Deuteronomy 10:14  Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD’S thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.

1 Kings 8:27   But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have built?

1 Chronicles 16:25-26   For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: He also is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

1 Chronicles 16:31   Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigns.

Nehemiah 9:6   Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and you preserve them all; and the host of heaven worship thee.

Psalm 8:1   O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

Psalm 8:3-4   When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained; what is man, that You are mindful of him? and the son of man, that You visit him?

Psalm 19:1   The heavens declare the glory of God…

Psalm 33:6   By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

Psalm 36:5  Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reaches unto the clouds.

Psalm 57:5   Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.

Psalm 68:8   The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

Psalm 89:11   The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.

Psalm 96:5   For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

Psalm 97:6   The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.

Psalm 103:19   The LORD has prepared His throne in the heavens; and His kingdom rules over all.

Psalm 108:4   For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reaches unto the clouds.

Psalm 108:5   Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;

Psalm 136:5   To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for His mercy endures for ever.

Psalm 147:4-5   He tells the number of the stars; He calls them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and of great power; His understanding is infinite.

Psalm 148:3   Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.

Isaiah 40:22   It is he that sits upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in.

Isaiah 40:26  Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these things, that brings out their host by number: He calls them all by names by the greatness of His might, for that He is strong in power; not one fails.

Isaiah 44:24   Thus says the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed you from the womb, I am the LORD that make all things; that stretches forth the heavens alone; that spreads abroad the earth by myself.

Isaiah 45:12   I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.

Isaiah 55:9   For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Jeremiah 32:17  Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heaven and the earth by Your great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for You.

Hebrews 1:10  And, You, Lord, in the beginning have laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of Your hands.

2 Peter 3:13   Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwell righteousness.

Romans 1:20  For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.

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THINK SPOT

Before we get into this too far, let’s stop for 2 minutes, and reflect on our astonishing universe with the assistance of Dr Chuck Missler. There are probably more than a hundred billion galaxies (not stars… galaxies) in our universe, each one containing 10 million to 1 trillion stars, all orbiting a common centre of gravity. Most galaxies are many thousand light years in diameter.  :ooooo   [that’s a jaw drop!]

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SPACE / UNIVERSE ~ INFORMATION FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Universe – FREE article for kids  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) So how big is our universe anyway? This free article was inspired by something I spotted over at the soho site (nasa/esa) and is to scale. It shows how big we are compared to our sun. Not very. But did you know that there are other massive stars out there that make OUR SUN look as tiny as Pluto! Woah! Can barely even see it. So, our problems, compared to our magnificent God who made all this – AND calls each star by name – are a piece of cake! Encourage your child with this article designed just for them. He knows their name, too. Also available in French; free printable

Universe article for kids giving glory to God as designer; free printable

Earth was created for LIFE  (icr.org) Location! Location! Location! Our solar system is filled with amazing planets, but none are perfect for life except the earth; the more we find out about them, the more we discover that the earth is unique and specially created for life; print off this free article about the other planets or share a snippet of these amazing facts with your child, from scientists who take the Bible seriously.

101 Scientific Facts  (eternal-productions) written in the Bible centuries before they were discovered; from scientists who take the Bible seriously. Print off the whole article or include a snippet in your letter each time you write. Here are just a few of them:

  1. The earth free-floats in space (Job 26:7), affected only by gravity. Other sources declared the earth sat on the back of an elephant or turtle, or was held up by Atlas. The Bible alone states what we now know to be true – “He hangs the earth on nothing.”
  2. The earth is a sphere (Isaiah 40:22). At a time when many thought the earth was flat, the Bible told us that the earth is spherical.
  3. Incalculable number of stars (Jeremiah 33:22). At a time when less than 5,000 stars were visible to the human eye, God stated that the stars of heaven were innumerable. Not until the 17th century did Galileo glimpse the immensity of our universe with his new telescope. Today, astronomers estimate that there are ten thousand billion trillion stars – that’s a 1 followed by 25 zeros. Yet, as the Bible states, scientists admit this number may be woefully inadequate.
  4. The number of stars, though vast, are finite (Isaiah 40:26). Although man is unable to calculate the exact number of stars, we now know their number is finite. Of course God knew this all along – “He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name” (Psalm 147:4). What an awesome God.
  5. The Bible compares the number of stars with the number of grains of sand on the seashore (Genesis 22:17; Hebrews 11:12). Amazingly, estimates of the number of sand grains are comparable to the estimated number of stars in the universe.
  6. The sun goes in a circuit (Psalm 19:6). Some scientists scoffed at this verse and insisted the sun was stationary. However, we now know that the sun is travelling through space at approximately 600,000 miles per hour. It is literally moving through space in a huge circuit – just as the Bible stated 3,000 years ago.

Sun and Earth – Location! Location! Location!  (icr.org) Our sun is perfectly located within our spiral-shaped galaxy, the Milky Way… and our planet is perfectly located within our solar system. Find out why we have the best seats in the solar system to watch those twinkling stars; how Jupiter acts as our ‘big brother’; how the moon acts as our little brother and stabilizing anchor; and how we are protected because of the way our solar system was created; print off this free article or share a snippet of these amazing facts with your child in each letter; from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Earth – the only place found just right for life  (answersingenesis) We’re just one out of millions of planets where life is likely to exist. Don’t believe it. Even the best planets found so far don’t come close to reaching the minimum requirements, and the list is longer than you think. In fact, there’s no place like home. Share a snippet with your child from scientists who take the Bible seriously.

Our Sun – NOT just another star  (answersingenesis) Our sun is just a tiny yellow star in a vast collection that could support life. You’ll hear this more and more. Don’t believe it. Our God-given sun appears to be unique. Share a snippet with your child from scientists who take the Bible seriously.

How big is the universe – How small is an atom  (htwins) Do you find it hard to visualise how big the universe is? Or how small an atom is? I know I do. How about if you could find a fun (online) tool that allows you to scroll right in under the microscope (micro) ~ and scroll right out to the edge of the universe (macro) ~ with a flick of your mouse and compare it to… say… the size of an elephant? Or a jumbo jet? Or Mount Everest? Tons of fun! Tell your sponsored child about it. Click the link, wait for the page to load, select your language, then click the big black ‘start’ button, for a “glimpse into the vastness of creation always leave me in awe of the wonders of God…”

Sir Isaac Newton is considered to be one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. His discoveries in mathematics and science are massive. Among them, he invented calculus, the laws of motion and gravitation and he also constructed the first reflecting telescope. But did you know that he also believed the Bible and wrote more than a million words of Bible commentary. He wrote more about the Bible than he did on science!  :o

Astronomy – Q&A  (creation.com) Is there scientific evidence that our solar system is NOT billions of years old? Yes! And this evidence is posing a mystery for scientists who believe in billions of years. Share a snippet with your child from scientists who take the Bible seriously.

Astronomy – Q&A  (answersingenesis) It is not commonly known that many of the Bible’s statements about astronomy went against the generally accepted teachings of the time. Modern science, however, has confirmed that the Bible is absolutely correct. Share a snippet with your child from scientists who take the Bible seriously.

Saturn’s gravity keeps vacuuming up its own stunning rings  (icr.org) The rings lose six Olympic-sized swimming pools-worth of material every hour according to new results from NASA. These rings also look young, forcing scientists who believe the planet formed billions of years ago to rearrange their stories; Meet Saturn’s moon – Encedadus  the more that our space probes discover about this fascinating little moon that inhabits Saturn’s tenuous E ring, the more challenging it becomes for conventional origins to explain; Solar System Geysers – fountains of youth  A sticky problem for nature-only origins just got 100 times worse. Detailed inspection of Enceladus now shows not just one, but 101 geysers shooting ice particles into space… If these geysers formed billions of years ago as secular origins models insist, then small Solar System bodies should be old, cold, and dead—that is, geologically, magnetically, and otherwise completely inactive. However, recent creation solves all these mysteries; from scientists who take the Bible seriously; share a snippet with your child

Dr John Hartnett  physicist, cosmologist and university professor of physics is one serious scientist who fully believes the Word of God; information and brochures for our serious science students; free printable

The moon – the light that rules the night  (creation.com) the moon does what it’s designed to do and is vital for life on Earth; fascinating facts about our moon from scientists who take the Bible seriously.

How big is the universe? How small is an atom?  Use this fun tool to find out. Wait for page to load. Select your language. Click the big black ‘start’ button. Scroll right in under the microscope (micro) ~ and scroll right out to the edge of the universe (macro) ~ with a flick of your mouse and compare it to… say… the size of an elephant? Or a jumbo jet? Or Mount Everest?

Earth – pale blue dot photo  turns 25 years old and reminds us how small we are and how big our Creator is.

ASTRONAUTS WHO LOVE JESUS:  Tell your child about these real life astronauts who love God and believe the Bible: Colonel James Irwin who walked on the moon; Colonel Jeffrey Williams from the International Space Station; here is more about Colonel Williams; more astronauts who love Jesus; and find out about the Bible that was taken to the moon.

THE CROSS IN SPACE:  American evangelist Arthur Blessitt carried a huge cross for 50+ years through 324 countries, walking 42,700+ miles (he holds the Guinness Book record for the longest walk ever). In 2019 and at age 78, he is still walking and carrying the cross around the world. Share interesting stories, facts, and photos about Arthur carrying the cross through your home country or your child’s country and other special places–e.g. Antarctica, the Great Wall of China, Siberia… and let them know a piece of that cross even orbited the earth in space. “The Cross in Space” re-entry occurred on the satellite’s 576th orbit of the Earth on 26 June 2012. Like a flaming shooting star for the glory of God. How cool is that?!

DID YOU KNOW:  There are a couple of NASA spaceships that have been travelling out from Earth for 40+ YEARS since their launch in 1977 and still haven’t even touched the edge of what’s out there! Wow! Our God is the guy who made all that. Our hassles and problems are insignificant to Him. He could make them disappear in a heartbeat – after they have accomplished a little more polishing in our lives. This life is just a test: are we going to just be a ‘fan’ and get distracted by all the world has to offer; or a true ‘follower’ – loving Jesus with ALL our hearts the way He loves us?

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PLUTO

Did you see the Pluto flyby? Amazing, wasn’t it? Hurtling three billion miles at more than 30,000 mph (48,000 kmph) in the fastest spacecraft ever launched, New Horizons, and taking 9 1/2 years to get there… and still inside our solar system. Wow! We serve a HUGE God! Isn’t that incredible? However, sadly NASA won’t be giving any glory to our magnificent Creator any time soon. If you would like to share this journey with your sponsored child, here is some information from a Biblical perspective.

Pluto  (Institute of Creation Research)  “…secular scientists are hoping that data collected by New Horizons will enable them to tell a story about how the solar system came into existence. And… there is little doubt they fully intend for this story to leave no room for a supernatural Creator… Rather than weakening the case for creation, data collected by previous spacecraft have only strengthened the case that our solar system was designed and is much younger than the age of 4.5 billion years that secular scientists have assigned to it.”

New Horizons arrives at Pluto  (Institute of Creation Research) …discovered in 1930… 1,473 miles in diameter—about two thirds the size of Earth’s moon… 3.6 billion miles from the sun… The New Horizons spacecraft is… about the size of a grand piano… launched on January 19, 2006… over 30,000 miles per hour. It took nine years to reach Pluto… is reddish in color and has unexpected topography, including a large heart-shaped feature… mountains that are comparable in size to the Rocky Mountains… Pluto’s mountains are thought to be made primarily of water-ice… Lack of heavy cratering implies that Pluto’s surface is relatively young. No surprise for biblical creationists… [also] substantial evidence of recent geologic activity on Pluto…

More information about Pluto and its 5 moons  (Institute of Creation Research) The discovery of Neptune in 1846 was a triumph of Newtonian physics. The planet was detected by its gravitational influence on the orbit of Uranus. This novel technique prompted astronomers to carefully monitor the orbits of Uranus and Neptune hoping that subtle deviations in their orbits might lead to new discoveries; from a Biblical perspective and scientists who take the Bible seriously

Pluto’s surface is young  (answersingenesis) “…NASA released the first close images of Pluto recently taken by the New Horizons space probe. What the photos revealed was a shock to conventional uniformitarian scientists who believe in a 4.5-billion-year-old solar system… the lack of craters on Pluto… It is very clear that Pluto is young, far younger than the billions of years generally assumed. While this is unexpected and hence unexplainable for evolutionists, this is something that we might expect if the universe is only thousands of years old as the Bible indicates.”

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SPACE / UNIVERSE ~ COLOURING PAGES ~ FREE PRINTABLE

And God said, Let there be sun, moon and stars – colouring  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) with Bible verse from Genesis 1; free printable

Creation Day 4 - Let there be sun, moon, stars - Scripture Doodle colouring page for kids Genesis 1 free printable

Stars and planets – colouring  (ibelieve) with Bible verse from Hebrews 11:1-3 – Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see; this is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command; featuring stars and planets; free printable

Space – colouring  (Christiananswers) a person gazing up at the stars and planets – with Bible Verse from Psalm 19:1 – The Heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands; free printable

Planet Earth – colouring  (Christiananswers) with a ‘made by God’ tag; free printable

He counts the stars – colouring  (ministryark; scroll down to ‘Psalm 147:4’) He counts the stars and calls them all by name; a fun doodle from Psalm 147:4 to colour with lots of stars; free printable

The heavens declare the glory of God – colouring  (ministry-to-children) a telescope looking up at the stars, with Bible verse from Psalm 19:1; free printable

Abraham looking up and counting the stars – colouring  (ministry-to-children) based on the Bible verse from Genesis 15:5-6 – Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them; free printable

Rocket in space – personalised colouring page  (frecklebox) add your child’s name; free printable

Blasting into outer space – colouring  (Dover sample) USA rocket ship flying past Saturn

Rocket ship with heart – colouring  (donteatthepaste) zooming past Saturn and the stars; free printable

Rocket ship – colouring  (coloringcafe);  Solar system – colouringAstronaut – colouring  free printable

Space shuttle ready to blast off – colouring pages  (hellokids) free printable

Planets and solar system – colouring pages  (coloringcastle) free printable

Solar system – colouring pages  (123homeschool4me; scroll to the end of the post to download) Each page has a picture to color, a word to trace, and information: Solar system, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon (our moon), Mars, Venus, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus, Pluto, Asteroid Belt, Milky Way Galaxy; free printable

International Space Station – colouring  (nasa; pdf) as it orbits above the earth; free printable

30 Space exploration – colouring pages  (raisingourkids) free printable

Space exploration – colouring  (Dover sample)

Space shuttle / space craft / astronauts – colouring pages  (yescoloring) various to choose from; great for boys; free printable

Space shuttle – colouring  (timvandevall; scroll down); Rhinoceros Astronaut driving a lunar roving vehicle on the moon – colouring; and Astronaut on the moon holding a monkey – colouring  free printable

Moon Landing – colouring  (activityvillage) rocket ship colouring with faces at the window – colouring; one man rocket ship – colouring; astronaut – colouring  free printable (for members)

See also: Creation Day 4

Jazz up your colouring pages  combine or shrink your colouring pages to make your own unique scene, add a border, a Bible verse, a title, and maybe some clip art to make your colouring pages more interesting with this easy tutorial; or check out these readymade frames: Space / universe – frame  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) with Bible verse and words, ‘So how big is our universe anyway’, designed to match my free article for kids; or this planet frame or astronaut frame  (sparklebox); free printable

FREE Space / Universe printables for kids showing how big Earth and the planets are compared to the sun, and a rocket ship blasting off into outer space to explore them; with Bible verse from Psalm 8:3-4; giving glory to God as designer; free printable

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SPACE / UNIVERSE ~ PUZZLES ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Solar System Facts and Fun – puzzle worksheets  (schoolhouseteachers; pdf) 5 pages of puzzles from a Biblical perspective – word scramble, word bank puzzle, activity, and more – Space is such a fascinating place. God put the Earth in just the right place so everything was just right for life as we know it. Have you ever wondered about the other planets He put in our solar system? Let’s learn a little bit about them; free printable

Universe – word search  (max7) based on Psalm 19:1-4: The Heavens tell of the glory of God (The Lord is my Rock); also available in Spanish, Portuguese, Taglog and more; free printable

Glory of God; Bible free printable word search puzzle for kid

Space – mazes  (kidsactivitiesblog) in the shape of a star, moon, a rocket, and Saturn; free printable

Mazes spelling out the words – StarMoon  (mazestoprint); free printable

Rocket ship – coloured maze  (prek-8) help the rocket ship fly through the obstacles; free printable

Help the astronaut find his rocket ship – maze  (kidprintables) free printable

Rocket ship – find the 7 differences  (supercoloring) between these colourful rocket ships blasting off from Earth; and Rocket ship – find the 10 differences; free printable

Phases of the Moon – journal for kids  (buggyandbuddy) a simple moon journal where kids colour in circles to observe and record changes in the moon each night; free printable

Solar system – pack for tots  (1plus1plus1equals1) early learning skills like sight words, letter sounds, counting, early reading, outer space vocabulary and more for younger children; free printable

Astronaut – pack for tots  (homeschoolcreations; scroll down) identifying colours, sequencing from little to big, shadow matching, summarizing a story, writing their name, learning astronaut words, learning a Bible verse, identifying upper and lower case A’s, tracing and/or cutting on a line, and letter sounds for younger children; free printable

Rocket ship – maze  (timvandevall; scroll down) help the astronaut get to the control tower at the top of the rocket ship; also available in colour; Space – maze with planets, astronauts, rocket ships, satellites; free printable

NASA’s next big rocket – activity booklet for kids  (nasa; pdf) 6 page booklet of puzzles, activities and colouring about the new space launch system (SLS) – parts of the rocket identified; help the rocket find the spacecraft on the moon – maze; rocket launch word search; exploration mission word search; cut and glue activity to build your own 2D space launch system rocket; free printable

Orion spacecraft – dot to dot  (nasa; pdf) numbers 1-42; free printable

Orion – word search  (nasa; pdf) 39 words; free printable

Forward to the Moon – explorer activity book for kids  (pdf) 44 page booklet of puzzles, activities, colouring, and information about the Apollo mission that first put people on the Moon. As the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing, NASA has its sights set on travelling forward to the moon, this time to stay. Learn about NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft. These space vehicles will take humans to the Moon and to Mars – mazes, word searches, dot-to-dot, find the difference, sudoku, circle the identical lunar modules, match the words to the clues to find the hidden name; unscramble, math puzzles, make new words from the letters; how many triangles, complete the pattern, haiku (poem with 3 lines), memory test, alphabet puzzles, match the symbols, match the shadows, and other types of puzzles; answer key (pdf); free printable

Build a Rocket – tangram  (activityvillage) using easy geometric shapes; free printable (for members)

See also: Creation Day 4

DIY puzzles  specifically for your child

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HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?  Visually stunning and presented by PhD scientists full of awe as they explore our Creator’s handiwork and what it reveals about His character, power, wisdom, majesty and care. The whole documentary is fabulous, but in this short segment, they discuss our visible universe. It contains more than 100 billion galaxies, each one with a diameter millions of trillions of miles wide and each contains hundreds of billions of stars. It is now estimated that the universe holds a billion trillion stars. In our own Milky Way Galaxy alone, scientists estimate there are 100 billion stars. We cannot even begin to grasp the kind of power and energy that represents, all created by God’s Word. Take a few minutes out and treat yourself.

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SPACE / UNIVERSE ~ CRAFTS / ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Space / Universe – mini thaumatrope  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) blast off into outer space with this fun, optical illusion paper toy for kids as they ask the question, so how big is God’s universe anyway; free printable

FREE Universe Mini Thaumatrope optical illusion paper toy for kids; free printable

Galaxy play doh or galaxy slime – craft for kids  (duckduckgo) a fun craft activity for your Sunday school or homeschool students using black, blue, purple, green, pink (or any colour really) food colouring, glitter and stars; here are some cool ones that caught my eye: Cool galaxy – crafts  (kidsactivitiesblog); Nebula Galaxy – to make in a jar  (momdot); Constellation in a jar  (thisheartofmineblog); Galaxy – playdough  (theinspirationaledit); Galaxy slime  (kidsactivitiesblog) – even the ‘big kids’ would love these, and wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to do something like this with our kids?!  :)

Space – play set background  (whatsinthebible) free printable

Space – decorate your classroom  with some of these fun ideas

Space Shuttle – origami  (origami-n-stuff4kids; scroll down) easy design already pre-printed – just print and fold; free printable

Rocket Ship – to make  (digitprop) take to the stars with this standing paper rocket with interlocking parts; no gluing required, only precision cutting; free printable

Straw Rockets – craft for kids  (buggyandbuddy) decorate your own rockets and then launch them using straws; free printable

Straw Rockets – craft for kids  (alittletipsy) make a rocket ship that ‘takes off’ by blowing through a plastic straw; this could also be turned into a fun mobile

Space ship – paper toy to make  (kidopo) a triangular-shaped craft that opens like a box; free printable

Planets and stars – mobile to make  (canon) and Planet – stickers to cut out and use for crafts; free printable

Build a Solar System to scale  (exploratorium) with this easy online calculator; 1 cm Earth = 110 cm sun

Galaxy – mobile to make  (nasa; pdf) using this NASA galaxy template; simply cut out templates and hang from an oval piece of card using different lengths of cord or string; decorate using glitter to represent stars; free printable

Galaxy – montage craft  (nasa) make a colourful work of galactic art using coffee filters, markers, and construction paper, then hang it up to remind you of the beauty of the night sky and the great variety of shapes the galaxies take; free printable

3D star – to make  (dltk) for your space crafts, classroom decorations, or to make your own mobile; free printable

Star – banner to make  (canon) with red, blue and yellow stars; free printable

Astronaut – face masks  (sparklebox) in colour or to colour; astronaut – name tags; solar system – classroom banner 3 pages that join together to make a large banner with heading; solar system – chart that prints over 3 pages showing the planets of the solar system in order (no names); solar system – chart prints over 3 pages showing the planets of the solar system in order (with names); solar system – banner with mnemonic to help remember the planet names in order; rocket – banner add your own text to this rocket blazing through the stars; alphabet – display lettering with stars on a dark blue background; alphabet – display lettering with starry night sky on black background; build your own astronaut in colour or to colour; vertical rockets red and black rockets ready to blast off with numbers 0-50 and 51-100; planets – with editable text; space – book covers  with editable text; rocket ship – classroom posters countdown to blast off; astronaut – separate classroom posters counting down to blast off; space – border strips; to use for crafts, to decorate your classroom, or use as play sets; free printable

Speed test for budding astronauts  (nasa; pdf) perform a time reaction activity using a ruler to practice your hand-eye reaction time and improve your concentration, then collect, record, and analyze the data to train like a real astronaut. In preparation for space travel, astronauts invest many hours with NASA instructors to practice their hand-eye reaction time; free printable

Whoosh bottle – applying Newton’s laws to rockets  (esa.int; pdf)  In this activity, alcohol and air are mixed in a large plastic water bottle before being ignited, to simulate the physics principles of chemical rocket engines. Students will observe a rapid reaction accompanied by a dramatic “whoosh” sound and flames. They will discuss the similarities and differences between the laboratory reaction and the reaction that occurs in real rocket engines. Students will finish the activity by mathematically applying Newton’s laws of motion to what they have seen. This activity can either be a teacher demonstration or a carefully supervised student activity for your homeschool students; free printable

Make your own 3D glasses  (euamoartesanar) with one red and one blue lens, to make your space and astronaut stickers come alive; free printable

Space – door hanger (activityvillage) a cute tiger astronaut and his rocket ship; Astronaut / Rocket Ship – book plates   this book belongs to (write your name); free printable (members only)

See also: Creation Day 4

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SPACE / UNIVERSE ~ LEARN TO DRAW FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Cartoon rocket ship blasting off – learn to draw  (how-to-draw-cartoons) fun and easy

Rocket – learn to draw for kids  (frompond) free printable

Astronaut – learn to draw for kids  (timevandevall)

Draw the planet  (Dover sample) you would visit in your rocket ship

Doodle on the moon  (mrprintables) a blank poster of the moon that kids can doodle on; free printable

Astronaut – draw your face in the helmet  (nasa; pdf) free printable

Space Exploration Vehicle – draw your face in the window  (nasa; pdf) free printable

Space shuttle- learn to draw  (activityvillage); Astronaut; Satellite

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SPACE / UNIVERSE ~ WRITE A STORY 

Astronauts who love Jesus:  Write a story about one of these real life astronauts who love God and believe the Bible: Colonel James Irwin who walked on the moon; Colonel Jeffrey Williams from the International Space Station; here is more about Colonel Williams; more astronauts who love Jesus and find out about the Bible that was taken to the moon.

The Cross in Space:  Write a story about American evangelist Arthur Blessitt who carried a huge cross for 50+ years through 324 countries, walking 42,700+ miles (he holds the Guinness Book record for the longest walk ever). In 2019 and at age 78, he is still walking and carrying the cross around the world. Share interesting stories, facts, and photos about Arthur carrying the cross through your home country or your child’s country and other special places–e.g. Antarctica, the Great Wall of China, Siberia… and let them know a piece of that cross even orbited the earth in space. “The Cross in Space” re-entry occurred on the satellite’s 576th orbit of the Earth on 26 June 2012. Like a flaming shooting star for the glory of God. How cool is that?!

Blast off into space  (activityvillage) write a story about blasting off into space as your face peeks out of the window of the rocket ship and watches the earth falling away below; then colour it; free printable (members only)

Write a newspaper article about the moon landing  (activityvillage) and colour it in; free printable (members only)

Write about the Pluto flyby mission  and build your own Pluto – 3D New Horizons spacecraft model

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DID YOU KNOW:  In June 2005, scientists discovered that the constants of physics are changing, which implies that ‘our reality is a shadow of a larger reality’. That’s exactly what the Bible has been saying all along. This is fascinating. You won’t want to miss this short explanation by Dr Chuck Missler. Incredible!

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SPACE / UNIVERSE ~ PHOTO FUN FOR KIDS

Astronaut – photo fun  (photofunia) add your child’s photo into this astronaut suit so that they become ‘the first astronaut’ standing on the moon (and change the flag to your child’s nation)

Astronaut – photo fun  (activityvillage) add your child’s photo into this clip art astronaut; Rocket Ship – photo fun  with your child’s photo peeking out the window of the clip art rocket ship; free printable (for members)

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SPACE / UNIVERSE ~ PAPER GIFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Space / Universe – freebies  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) free printable Bible poster, bookmark, wallet cards and more with Bible verse from Psalm 8:3-4 – When I look at the sky which You have made, at the moon and the stars which You set in their places, what is man, that You think of him? Mere man that you care for him?

FREE Space / Universe printables for kids showing how big Earth and the planets are compared to the sun, and a rocket ship blasting off into outer space to explore them; with Bible verse from Psalm 8:3-4; giving glory to God as designer; free printable

Space – poster for kids  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) with Bible verse from Genesis 1 – And God said, Let there be sun, moon, stars; free printable

Let there be sun, moon, stars - Creation Day 4 free printable Bible poster for kids

Space – poster for kids  (answersingenesis) that explores how our earth is a very special place from scientists who take the Bible seriously – Earth, there’s no place like home; free printable

Space – poster for kids  (answersingenesis) to learn more about our solar system, from scientists who take the Bible seriously; free printable

Astronaut in space – poster  (kingjamesbibleonline) with Bible verse from Joshua 1:9: the Lord thy God is with thee wherever thou goest; free printable

Space – Bible verse card  (crosscards) The Heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands; Eye of God – Bible verse card  with Bible verse from Genesis 1:1; free printable (members only can download it in full resolution)

Star – bookmarks for kids  (bookmarkbee) red, blue, green, yellow and purple stars with patterns including stripes, dotted lines, and polka dots on a white background; free printable

Rocket – colourful name tags  (sparklebox) and Rocket blast off – name tags; Rockets blasting off (horizontal) – with editable text red, black, white; or blue, black, white with fiery yellow tail; perfect to add a favourite Bible verse and make your own Bible wallet cards; free printable

Planet – name tags  (nametagjungle) starry border with colourful sun and planets; Rockets – name tags star border with colourful rocket ships; Space – name tags  starry border with space related graphics of a comet, planets, the sun; Solar system – name tags  star border with the sun and planets; also perfect to add a favourite Bible verse and make your own Bible wallet cards; free printable

Rocket ship – gift box  (donteatthepaste) to make and matching circle tags; free printable

See also: Creation Day 4

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MORE CREATIVE IDEAS

Found a great space photo (hubblesite) or clip art that your child will love? Add a favourite Bible verse and make your own:

Bible Verse Poster or Bible Verse Card
Bible Bookmark – add your child’s name
Bible Note Cards / Notepaper
Bible Wallet Cards
Bible Stickers
Stationery
Add a Bible verse to a free printable starry photo frame.
Jazz up your envelopes if you are including any special treats like stickers for your homeschool or Sunday school students. Stickers sheets are fine for your sponsored child.

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planet earth blue marble

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SPACE / UNIVERSE ~ STATIONERY FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Space / Universe – stationery  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) free stationery, note cards, envelope, envelope liner and more with Bible verse from Psalm 8:3-4 – When I look at the sky which You have made, at the moon and the stars which You set in their places, what is man, that You think of him? Mere man that you care for him?

FREE Space / Universe envelope for kids showing how big Earth and the planets are compared to the sun; with Bible verse from Psalm 8:3-4; giving glory to God as designer; free printableFREE Space / Universe envelope liner for kids showing how big Earth and the planets are compared to the sun, and a rocket ship blasting off into outer space; with Bible verse from Psalm 8:3-4; giving glory to God as designer; free printable

Solar system – stationery  (pageborders.org) a dark blue border with the sun and planets; Rocket blasting off – stationery  from the border into your stationery page; Planets – stationery with stars and planets around your page; and Moon and stars – stationery against a city skyline silhouette; a border of coloured stars; free printable

Space shuttle – lined stationery  (canon); Space shuttle – card with twinkling blue stars; Space shuttle – card in the shape of a space shuttle and matching envelope; another Space shuttle – card and matching envelope; Solar system – pop up card to make; Astronaut – card man on the moon; free printable

Planets – stationery  (sparklebox); Astronauts – stationery  with rocket ship; Twinkling stars – stationery against a blue background; portrait or landscape; free printable

Rocket – stationery  (mintprintables) a rocket shooting off to the stars on printing practice paper for younger children; free printable

See also: Creation Day 4

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RELATED LINKS

While preparing this post, I found many space / universe items also included ‘little green men’. Although many of them had great ideas otherwise, they have been excluded. Here’s why… and you may even like to discuss this with your older children – as they will come across it…

UFO are NOT extraterrestrial  (Gary Bates – creation.com) As a young man (non-believer), I loved watching science fiction and its portrayal of older, more advanced extraterrestrials (ETs) inhabiting other worlds and warping around the galaxy in their hyperdrive spaceships. However, when I became a Christian and biblical creationist, the strong evolutionary link to the belief in ETs became obvious… I undertook specialist research into what is called the ‘UFO phenomenon’ which led to my Amazon top 50 best-selling book… I discovered deliberate and insidious attempts by dark spiritual forces to deceive mankind.

UFOs = deceptions manifested by Satan and his minions  (creation.com) My friend, Joe Jordan who I mentioned in the book, has now met and counseled over 400 former abductees whose experiences have stopped in the name of Christ, or people praying, singing hymns etc. If they are really ETs from another world, what is it about Christians they don’t like?

Do UFOs exist?  (Dr Chuck Missler) If so, what are they? There seems to be a growing concern within the psychiatric community from the strange (and far too frequent) reports from people who claim to have been “abducted” by the occupants of UFOs. These reports are too bizarre to accept, and yet too frequent-and consistent-to ignore… Dr. John E. Mack, who is professor of psychiatry at The Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School… has been involved in almost a hundred of these cases personally, and has shocked the professional community by declaring that he believes these beings may be real and that they appear to have an agenda to develop a hybrid race! At a professional conference on abductions at M.I.T., Dr. Mack asked the provocative question, “If what these abductees are saying is happening to them isn’t happening, then what is?”

Alien Encounters  (Dr Chuck Missler)  Genesis 6 indicates that the “sons of God” (B’nai Elohim) took wives of the “daughters of men,” which gave birth to the “Nephilim.” What on earth was going on? It was the infusion of these strange beings into the human predicament that brought on the Flood of Noah. It seems that this was part of Satan’s stratagem to corrupt the line of Adam to prevent the fulfillment of the Messianic redemption.

Mischievous Angels?  (Dr Chuck Missler) Why did God send the judgment of the Flood in the days of Noah? The strange events recorded in Genesis 6 were understood by the ancient rabbinical sources, as well as the Septuagint translators, as referring to fallen angels procreating weird hybrid offspring with human women-known as the “Nephilim.” So it was also understood by the early church fathers. These bizarre events are also echoed in the legends and myths of every ancient culture upon the earth: the ancient Greeks, the Egyptians, the Hindus, the South Sea Islanders, the American Indians, and virtually all the others.

UFO – Q&A from a Biblical perspective  (creation.com) from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Alien Intrusion  (creation.com) the movie documentary and best-selling book by Gary Bates exposing the alien deception and giving the true Biblical explanation; for purchase

What about aliens – information and puzzle sheet for kids  (answersingenesis) Superman came from the planet Krypton. Mr. Spock is from the planet Vulcan. Chewbacca is a Wookiee from Kashyyyk. Movies, television programs and books tell us of worlds and life forms in far away galaxies. But is any of it true? Could there really be aliens in outer space? What can we learn from the Bible?

Jack Dey  gives this issue a Biblical viewpoint in his fiction suspense novel, Paradise Warrior. If you like a Christian fiction cryptic mystery with lots of twists and turns, this one is fabulous. I love his books and highly recommend them to all my readers.  :)

ParadiseWarrior_JackDey

Finally, ’33 miles’ reminds us that the arms that hold the universe (short video) are holding you tonight. Be still and know that He is in control.

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And when you write to your sponsored child, tell them about our magnificent Creator who made all these amazing galaxies and who is WA-AY BIGGER than us…

Tell them about Jesus!

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16 thoughts on “Space / Universe ~ Links

  1. Hi Dear,
    What a great lesson for me. Linking science with the truth of God’s Word. Awesome writting and also very tremendous picture of universe. Thank you for sharing this marvelous post. Blessings!

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    • Hi Karina, thanks for stopping by. How are you and your new hubby going? :) Yes, sadly there seems to be a very loud and strident voice around today within the scientific community, that is seeking to destroy any belief in God, but many of the truly great scientists were men of God, who fully believed the Bible. Like Sir Isaac Newton, considered to be one of the greatest scientists who ever lived, wrote more than a million words of Bible commentary! Hardly surprising, really, since our wonderful Creator created the laws of science in the first place. Blessings to you and your hubby.

      PS: I love your new fly like an eagle poster! I think that is the nicest poster that I’ve ever seen of that Bible verse.

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      • Hi there..
        We are doing fine here.. Thank you so much for your attention and asking :) Yes you are so true. .beside many scientists rejects God’s righteousness, Praise the Lord there are so many scientists who really love God. .Many blessings to you.

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