Dreaming of becoming an astronaut or traveling into outer space? These free printable astronaut coloring pages are a fun way to explore space right from home!
Both adults and kids of all ages love learning about the universe. Gazing up at the night sky can spark deep conversations about what it is like to travel into space.
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If you are studying space with your kids, then these coloring sheets make great additions to a space themed unit study. Pair them with a few great children's books about the universe.
Making some night sky process art is also a fun activity for kids of all ages that pairs well with these pages!
Its easy to create a whole mini unit about space by combining these sheets with a few different activities.
How to Print
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- Download then print using your home printer
Not just for kids, these free printables make wonderful adult coloring pages. And if you are looking to make your own outer space coloring book pair them with a few additional desings.
Astronaut Coloring Sheets
A fun way to practice fine motors skills is to color in each of the different stars. You can even add planets or moons in the background to go along with the two astronauts.
Waving happily, your kids can color each astronaut's suit using different colors. A great way to be creative while decorating these sheets.
This next printable sheet features a close up of an astronaut. Each of the details of the astronaut suit can be colored in using fine point markers or colored pencils. Spacesuits protect the astronaut while exploring outer space.
Your kids can even add more designs in the white spaces. Far away planets, asteroids, or additional stars can all be added.
A fun way to use this sheet is to write a story about the astronaut.
Writing prompts include:
- Where in space is the astronaut?
- How is being in outer space different than life on Earth?
- What are you studying up in space and how long have you been there?
Kids of all ages will enjoy coloring in this sheet which shows Earth and the Moon. Pair this sheet with additional moon coloring pages.
Related Resource: Free Phases of the Moon Printables and Activities
Fun Fact: According to NASA, the moon is roughly 240,000 miles / 385,000 kilometres away from the Earth!
Color and Write Astronaut
In this next printable you kids can color and write the word astronaut. Children can even write their name on the lines and draw their own face within the helmet.
A fun way for young children to practice their letters. Let them get creative and draw themselves wearing the helmet. I try to include one of this type of sheet within each set of coloring pages.
If you are learning about what it is like to be an astronaut with your kids, books are wonderful resources. Space Exploration for Kids: A Junior Scientist's Guide to Astronauts, Rockets, and Life in Zero Gravity is information packed!
Your kids can learn all about what it is like to be an astronaut, the history of space travel, and more. A great book for elementary and middle school aged kids.
Free coloring pages are fun additions to a space themed unit study. Make sure to check out the additional pages with space designs.
Looking for more activities to do with your kids ages pre-k through upper elementary? These additional resources are great resources to use when exploring space together!
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These free astronaut coloring sheets were created by Nature Inspired Learning and are for personal use only for your home or classroom. All of these free printable coloring pages are for non-commercial use. See full disclosure. Have questions, send me an email at julie (at) natureinspiredlearning (dot) com.