NASA hasn’t sent astronauts to the moon since 1972, but that will all change in 2024 as they’ve announced the next moon mission. Now is a great time to get your kids excited about all of the opportunities that are in outer space. Decorate, play, read, and get inspired by these 25 space-themed items that are perfect for kids.
Kids Bathroom Rules Posters
No kid likes to be reminded to brush their teeth, wash their hands, and flush the toilet — but when they see these signs on their bathroom wall, they just might get inspired. This set of three space-themed posters is a cute way to remind them that hygiene is important for everyone.
It’s never too young to start space exploration and any baby (3-9 months) will love doing so in this cozy cotton activity chair. With squeezable rattles, mirrors, and other fun planets and stars to push and pull, they’ll be enamored with space before they even turn one.
Dream of what space would look like up close with this remote control, rechargeable lamp that looks just like a planet. Change the colors, set a timer, and drift off into dreamland with this unique light.
This space-themed backpack is a must for any kid who loves space. Parents will love how well constructed it is and we have a feeling that this may get a few “I love your backpack” comments in the hallways at school.
We love that Jiggy supports female artists and this Jiggy Jr. puzzle has the perfect whimsical art for anyone who loves space. Called "Reading on Mars," this 100-piece puzzle can turn into something your kids can cherish forever after they use the puzzle glue to make it a hanging masterpiece.
What’s more fun than a glow-in-the-dark inflatable chair that features real photos from the Hubble telescope? Few things, especially for an outer space lover. Set up this chair while you gaze at the stars, watch your favorite space movie, or just daydream.
Make outer space the centerpoint of any bedroom or playroom with this celestial rug. The black background really makes the colorful planets and stars pop. This is something they’ll definitely be able to grow with.
This book of 24 space maps teaches kids all the facts they need to know about outer space, from what constellations there are (and what they mean), different planets and their distances, and what tools we have used to make space exploration successful.
Sensory bins are great for keeping kids entertained in a contained way. This one is space-themed with space rocks and other fun tactile space items like a squishy alien, glowing stars, and foam planets.
Mad Libs are always a fan favorite, and we are certain that these tales from outer space will have everyone involved LOLing. We bet some of these stories will be crazier than what actually happens out in the universe.
Removable wall decals are a great way to decorate your room with something you love (and have it be okay to change your mind later!) These outer space-themed decals come with graphics of everything from planets to rockets.
Blast off into the world of reading with this wooden bookshelf, the perfect compliment to any young kids room. The book shelf is small enough for them to grab their own books and it has a cool, illustrated rocket launch scene.
Kids can dream up the space scape of their dreams on this pillowcase designed to draw on. Realistic prints of the space station, moon landing, and more are outlined so kids can create their best colorscape. Inside the flap of the pillow, look for tips on how to remember all the planets. Don’t like what they drew? Simply wash and create a new design next time.
If your kids have a serious interest in learning about space, you’ll want to get them a good quality telescope. This NASA one is the perfect starter telescope for them to explore the stars, the moon, and beyond.