My 5 year old son wanted to be a astronaut last year (he thought he would be able to fly to China). He had to have a NASA Space Camp Party. I was a little worried that kids not interested in space would not have fun but they all had a blast. Of course I couldn’t find anything astronaut in stores so we made do with a little paint and cardboard.
One of the most important things was that he could look like a astronaut. My solution was to paint one with a face cut out and NASA Space Camp shirts for everyone.
Each kid got their photo taken behind the sign and then we made thank you cards online with the images.
Everyone in their NASA shirts.
Another activity was to get dressed in adult diaper (they thought this was the best) snow paints, snow boots, winter coat, rubber gloves, a and Halloween cauldron with a hole cut out for there faces. They then had to crawl into a big box and preform a handful of task.
Adult diapers were a hit!
One of our actives was collecting space rocks with our robotic arm.
Here we put on our “space gloves” and preformed some important task such as putting a magnet together, opening a bottle, and using a key to open a pad lock.
Then we had our space meal.
Each tray was a Dollar Tree cookie sheet. the food included a Capri sun, meat stick, apple sauce, and dehydrated fruit bag. everything had Velcro on it and the tray so it wouldn’t fly away. We also had cake and astronaut ice cream. I covered the apple sauce in duck tape.