Activities and Fireworks for Space Travel

May 20-24

Star Wars: A New Hope The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy – Chapters 18-20

Workshop Activities

1. Craft - Lightsabers

2. Key Points – History of Space Travel

3. Collaborative – Mars Bingo

4. Writing – Living in Space

5. Math/Logic – How Fast?

6. Genius Principle – Rocket to the Future

7. Big Activity - Rocket Science

8. Movement - Ring Saturn

Minecraft Activities

  1. Visit an X-wing Fighter

  2. Visit Mars

  3. Colonize Mars

  4. Space travel quiz/blow up the Death Star

  5. Free play: PVP!

Upcoming Events

  • Weekly teen hangouts in Santa Ana – last one 5/22!

  • Disneyland meetup: May 22 – Space Travel

  • May 24 Celebration: Laser Tag!


Read through the fireworks and choose about five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

  • Make a scale model of a space ship.

  • Identify five different space vehicles. Who made them? What are they used for? Write about it in your journal.

  • Pretend that you are going to apply to be an astronaut. Make the job application and fill it out.

  • Make a flipbook of a rocket in space.

  • Based on the space travel that has already been made, what do you think space travel will be like in 10 years from now? 25 years? 50 years? Write your thoughts in your journal.

  • What space travel is going on right now? Document all the missions currently in progress and/or those that are planned. Put them in order of importance.

  • Track the International Space Station:

  • Experiment with Kerbal Space Program:

  • Do some moon math:

  • Design a moon settlement:

  • Make a timeline of space exploration.

  • What do you wish you could know about space? Write down 5-10 questions. Email JPL to see if they know the answers to any of your questions. For the questions they don’t have the answers to, consider how you think those questions could be answered.

  • Pretend you went on a long space trip. Make a postcard you might send home. What