This week (4th-10th October) is World Space Week (as declared by the United Nations) to commemorate two events:
- 4th October 1957: The launch of the first human-made Earth satellite (Sputnik) opening the way for space exploration
- 10th October 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.
- Sing 5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
- Make a model of the solar system
- Go outside at night and spot the stars
- Make space rockets
- Play with glittery playdough – add black food colouring to make the dough dark and then add glitter / confetti stars