My family has a bit of an obsession with all things space. Yours, too?! My 7 year old says he wants to be a space scientist when he grows up. He has received a lot of space toys and gifts in the past few years. It can be difficult to find new and exciting (and good) space themed toys when you already have so many. Don’t worry I’m here to help you out. If you are looking for gifts for your future astronaut or fellow space enthusiast, then you are in the right place! Affiliate links are included in this post.
Space Toys and Gifts for Kids
Pacific Play Tents Space Station Tent and Tunnel Combo – Pacific Play Tents sent us this for review. The space station includes a tent and 4 tunnels. It was super easy to set up. I love how big it is. My kids are having so much fun with it!
There’s room for several kids to play comfortably together. This Space Station is good for both the indoors and outdoors. It has a waterproof floor. We can set the tent and tunnels up separately as well.
Pacific Play Tents recommends this product for ages 2 and up. My 1 year old had fun crawling through the tunnels, too.
LEGO City Spaceport Building Kit – If you’re looking for a bigger LEGO set, consider this one. The space shuttle is larger than the set above and it comes with a launch pad. Awesome!
LEGO City Space Starter Set or Space Utility Vehicle – These two sets are under $20 each and make a good companion to other LEGO space sets. The starter set comes with a Mars rover buggy, astronaut minifigure, 3 additional minifigures, computer station, and accessories. The space utility vehicle is just the space vehicle and an astronaut.
Magformers – These magnetic building toys are not space themed but my space crazed kids build rockets with them all the time. There are several different sized sets at different price points, so shop around for the amount you want. They also regularly go on sale. They do have a space episode set that looks pretty neat.
Skywatcher Telescope, Traditional Dobsonian 8 inch – We researched telescopes for a while before settling on this one. We wanted to get a good quality starter telescope that wasn’t crazy expensive. There are some really fabulous ones out there but you have to pay a lot for them. This one does a wonderful job. It’s not cheap, but it doesn’t break the bank either.
Discovery Kids Starlight Lantern – My kids think this LED lantern is super cool. It shines stars on the ceiling or it can be used as a lantern.
Melissa & Doug Space Voyage Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle – We love Melissa and Doug wooden puzzles. Here’s a fun space themed puzzle. Recommended for ages 4-6.
Melissa and Doug Astronaut Role Play Set Costume for Kids – Aiden received this costume for his last birthday from his grandparents. We celebrated before they left to winter in Florida. This allowed Aiden to dress up as an astronaut to go to the Boo at the Zoo event.
Aeromax Jr. Astronaut Helmet – This cool helmet completed Aiden’s astronaut costume.
Aeromax Astronaut Boots – These would be fun to pair with the astronaut costume.
Aeromax Jr. Astronaut Backpack – Store all of your astronaut gear in this backpack that makes a neat costume accessory.
Discovery Space Center Kid’s Wooden Playscape Set with Accessories from Hape – The St. Louis Science Center has this cool rocket play set in their Discovery Room. My kids had a blast moving the figures around and pretending to be astronauts. It’s a great alternative to a doll house. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
Hape Four Stage Toddler Rocket Ship Playset – Here’s another rocket playset from Hape. This one has a recommended age of 12 months and up, so it would be great for toddlers, too.
Safari Ltd Space TOOB – We love Safari Ltd figures. (They’ve sent us several over the years.) We don’t have this set but it’s on my son’s request list.
Do you have any more gift recommendations to add to our list?
More Space Activities for Kids
- DIY Planets Board Game – Such a fun way to learn and practice facts about the planets in our solar system.
- Planet Order Activity – Make a model of the solar system by placing the planets in order.
- Astronomy for Kids: The Sun, Moon, and Earth – Try these simple investigations to learn more.
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