Space Themed Gross Motor and Fine Motor Activities

Many teachers, therapists and parents love to use themes when working with their kids.  A space theme is just one of several great motor planning theme ideas.  I’m excited to share with you several different ideas for space themed gross motor and fine motor activities in today’s blog post.  

Space Themed Gross Motor and Space Themed Fine Motor Activities

Space Themed Gross Motor Activities

Start off your space themed gross motor activities with space themed yoga!  Your kids will love to move their bodies like different people, places, and objects in space.  

Read all about the different space themed yoga pose ideas and pick up a set of space themed yoga cards

These adorable Space Yoga Cards have instructions on the back. 

Try blasting off! This can be done on a scooter board with feet on the wall. Push your feet to blast off from the wall. 

Using a scooter board to practice jumping is a fun way to work on this skill!

Another option for blast offs would be jumping from wedges to the floor or if you are lucky enough to have a landing pit, blasting off and landing in the pit!

Next up learn about the moon and movement.  This can be done in the moon phases hop!  In this game you will have the different phases of the moon placed throughout a room on the floor or on a wall. You will have a set of moon phase cards. You will draw a moon phase card. The kiddos will use a locomotion movement (walk, skip, hop, gallop etc.) to move to that phase of the moon. Keep playing until you have covered all the phases of the moon. You can do this in order of the phases or at random. 

How about moving space rocks or asteroids! A great way to create asteroids or space rocks is by using tin foil and making it into a ball. From here, there are so many different activities that you can do!  

Instead of bean bags use the space rocks/moon rocks/asteroids to do the activities below. 

Looking for fast, fun, and efficient ways to make movement fun while sticking with a space theme?  You need to try out space themed brain break cards.  All of these moves are designed to be done in a short amount of time, with very little space needed.  


Another fun game that is all about the planets is the Space Race.  In this game you race around the solar system learning about the different planets.  This game is free in the Pink Oatmeal freebie library.  You play by spinning the planet wheel. A pencil and paper clip are needed. 

Spin the paper clip and see what planet it lands on. Then race to that planet. You may try different locomotor skills such as skipping, hopping galloping etc. 

Once at the matching planet, perform the action on that planet. You can print out several copies of the planets if playing with more kids.  Spin again and keep playing until you’ve visited all the planets. 


How about cleaning up asteroids?  This game is done like the video below.  Make asteroids by crumpling up a ball of tin foil and sweep or use a pool noodle to get them into a square space on the floor. 

The asteroid run is another fabulous gross motor game available to Pink Oatmeal members only.  

Digital Space Gross Motor

Looking to go digital?  The space gross motor game is for you!  Pick your favorite space object and move like that object.  This can be played on a computer, tablet, or interactive white board.  An excellent option for distance learning or in person work! 


Of course, this game can be printed too and used as printables. Place the printables on a wall, door, hall or wherever you please! 

Space Themed Fine Motor Activities

Pink Oatmeal has several different space themed fine motor activities for you to choose from. Test out your fine motor skills when you get to try any of these activities in the space theme fine motor activities pack.   Watch the video to see all of the activities in action. 

Get Space Themed Resources

Pink Oatmeal has a fantastic selection of space themed gross motor and fine motor resources that you can pick up in the shop today. Save yourself time and effort and have your space themed motor skills done for you!


I’ve selected some of my favorite space resources below. Click on the NAME of the resource link to see the resource in full detail.

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