Out of this world printables

Tim Peake’s successful return from the International Space Station and NASA’s Juno space probe’s arrival at Jupiter are sure to have helped fuel the imaginations of those eager to explore the final frontier.

If you have your own little space cadet at home then click print on a few of the links below and help take their daydreams intergalactic.

DesignARocketAstronauts in training can design their own rocket with the help of Crayola’s colouring pages, there are more colouring
sheets along with dot-to-dots, badges, games and moon phases printables SpaceRacersavailable to download thanks to the Space Racers and NASA offers Orion Activities and Colouring Sheets for Kids on its website.

SolarSystem3BoysDogWhere better to start than our own solar system?  Kelli from 3 Boys and a Dog created scaled-to-size planet printables for her son Tripp’s class project and shares them on her blog along with links to some more solar system resources.  And her original post proved so popular she quickly followed it up with another list of Solar System Printables and Activities.  A Free Printable Solar System Model for Kids is also available to download from Print, Cut, Paste, Craft.

3DinosaursSpacePackA Free Space Pack, aimed at ages 2 to 7 and containing more than 100 pages, is available to download from 3 Dinosaurs.  It includes matching cards, pre-writing practice, pattern cards, 10-piece puzzles, size sorting, maths pages, dot market pages and more.

CatchMyPartyAnd every astronaut needs a good team behind them and Catch My Party’s Free Outer Space Party Printables from Lil’ Monkeys Designs will ensure that no birthday boy or girl is left without one on their special day.  Need an alternative set for another year or child?  Head over to Kids in My L.I.F.E and click on the Outer Space Party Printables there.

If all that’s not enough Time for Kids offers Space Printables worksheets, Mama Jenn has created an Astronauts to Earth game with several different boards and Totally Tots has compiled a list of Mommy Made Printables – Outer Space for even more stellar links.

Do you love finding printables on  the internet?  Do you have particular favourites?  Or have you featured some on your own blog?  Email karen.malpass@inkfactory.com with your links and we may be able to feature then in a future post.


Printable post office play inspired by 500 years of Royal Mail

The Royal Mail is celebrating a milestone anniversary in 2016, clocking up 500 years since its creation in 1516 when Henry VIII knighted the first Master of the Posts, Sir Brian Tuke.

Digital communications may have caused the postal service to be coined snail mail in more recent years but there are many functions that purely virtual contact can’t replicate.

It’s always nice to pick up a special hand written missive from your door mat and, when you’re young and have still received more birthday cards than bills through your letter box, then it’s even more exciting so it’s no wonder many little Postman Pat fans love playing post offices themselves.

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