Outer Space Birthday Party
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Fun Outer Space Party Games Games to Play
Martian Cake Hunt
Hide clues around the party area that will lead your guests to the birthday cake…
Your guests will have to think outside the box (and out of this world!) to solve these puzzles…
Have a contest to see who can make the fastest rocket in space…
Your partygoers will be awestruck when their arms begin to raise without any effort…
Partygoers will have to work in teams to gather all the items as fast as possible…
Pop Goes The Planet
Show your guests how to harness the power of the sun with this exciting game…
Guests will team up to find as many lost planets as possible…
Read the children a story to set the mood or to cool things down…
Your little astronauts will have to race to keep up in this fun outdoors activity…
Younger children will love this space version of the classic game Duck, Duck Goose…
I Went to the Moon
Test the memory of your astronauts with this amusing and comical memory game…
Space Party Craft Corner
Crafts are always fun at birthday parties. Try any number of these easy projects:
Alien Space Ships
You can use Styrofoam carryout boxes to create spaceships. Be sure to use plenty of "shiny" attachments, such as foil, old hub caps, CDs, tin cans, etc.
Glow in the Dark - Moon & Stars
This project does not have to hang in the window, just be sure it is exposed to enough light during the day.
Paddle Pop Star
A star made using paddle pop sticks and decorated with colored paint to suit the occasion, or with glow in the dark paint to light up a bedroom.
Celebration Seltzer Rockets
These rockets can't burn anyone! You make them before you fly them.
My Planet Earth
The beauty of this project is that no two will ever be alike! Every child’s creation will be completely unique. You can use this delicate but pretty recycled-crayon craft to teach children that the earth is also delicate and we need to look after it.
Guests create flying saucers or paper airplanes with this fun craft activity…
Fun Outer Space Facts to Share With Your Guests...
Since the beginning of time, children and adults alike have been captivated by the night sky and all that space has to offer. Here are a few facts about the "last great frontier" to share with your curious, space-loving guests:
- The word "planet" means "wanderer." Ancient Greeks assigned this name because the planets seemed to wander around space.
- Saturn is the second-largest planet in our solar system. Galileo, who invented the telescope, discovered Saturn's rings in 1610. There are seven main rings, which are made of chunks of ice. In 1980, Voyager 1 discovered that Saturn has thousands of smaller rings as well.
- Seven of the nine planets in our solar system have moons orbiting them. Unlike most of the moons, the two moons of Mars are not round; they are more oblong like baking potatoes.
- Moons are usually round because when they form, their gravity pulls the material around them evenly, but the moons of Mars are very small and do not follow this general rule.
- Although Venus is farther from the sun than Mercury, Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system. Its clouds are 15 miles thick and act like a greenhouse, trapping in heat and causing the planet's temperatures to remain at about 900 degrees Fahrenheit.
- An eclipse occurs when one body in space blocks our view of another. For example, when the moon passes in front of the Sun, we see a solar eclipse. When the moon passes in front of the Earth's Shadow, we see a lunar eclipse.
- As the little astronauts finish their handy work and head home for the day, don’t forget to hand out their goodie bags and let them take home their crafts and hats as a reminder of the fun they had!
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