Out of This World Astronomy Themed Homeschool Morning Basket

Blast off with us using this out of this world astronomy themed morning basket. Full of space-tacular resources perfect for your homeschool.

We are planning to spend the fall semester studying Space. We are so excited about the topic that we decdied to extend the fun to our morning time.

Blast off with us using this out of this world astronomy themed morning basket. Full of space-tacular resources perfect for your homeschool.

What’s A Morning Basket?

Simply put a morning basket is a collection of things that allows you begin your day with beauty, goodness, and truth as a family and is normally placed in a basket. It is a time to bring everyone together to connect before transitioning to the more individualized subjects. Most people fill their basket with books, quiet activities for their kids to do while reading and maybe a quick game. Morning basket can look different for each family, no two are the same.

What Do You Put in A Morning Basket?

The four main catergories of things that we include in our morning basket each month are read alouds, madlibs and/or trivia, hands-on activities, and games. The main reason we include these are because they are Emily’s favorite things and I find I like to start our day by connecting and filling her love tank.

Where Does A Morning Basket Fit Into Your Homeschool Day?

Each morning (or whatever time we start our homeschool day) she enjoys the hands-on activities while I read aloud, then we do either a mad lib or some trivia, and we finish our morning basket time by playing a game together. What’s in this basket might look like a lot but chipping away at it every day for a month or so normally ensures we will get to enjoy it all.

If you’d like to see our morning basket in action and see how we have made it worked for us over the years then be sure to check out our Join Us For Morning Time series on our YouTube channel.

What’s in Our Astronomy Themed Morning Basket?

Mad Libs and/or Trivia:

Funny Fill-In My Space Adventures

100 Things to Know About Space

Read Alouds:

Dr. Maggie’s Grand Tour of the Solar System

You Choose: The Race to the Moon

You Choose: Apollo 11 Moon Landing

You Choose: Space Race

You Choose: International Space Station

Who Was Galileo?

Who Was Neil Armstrong?

Who Was Sally Ride?

Mae Among the Stars

The Boy Whose Head was Filled with Stars

What Miss Mitchell Saw

Buzz Aldrin Reaching for the Moon

Look Up! Henrietta Leavitt

One Giant Leap

Always Looking Up

Hidden Figures

Caroline’s Comets

Margaret and the Moon

Counting on Katherine

The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon

Hands-On Quiet Activities:

Paint by Sticker Kids Outerspace

Usborne Solar System Book & Jigsaw Puzzle

Lego Creator 3 in 1 Space Shuttle

Brocolli Boxes Space Sensory Box


Top Trumps Space

Brain Busters Card Game Space

Professor Noggins Space

Brainbox Space

Connectors Mission Space

Join Our Morning Basket Community

We would love to have you join us in the Morning Baskets Facebook Group. Morning Baskets & More Facebook Group is a resource for homeschooling families who wish to add morning baskets to their day. This community is a place to share your morning baskets, ask questions about using morning baskets in your homeschool and get inspiration from others.

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