Gifts Ideas for the Aspiring Astronaut

What does your child currently want to be when they grow up? Right now, judging by my nine year old’s interest in the stars and planets, there is a chance she could decide she wants to be an astronaut. These might just be the best gift ideas for her this year. And Lego and Barbie are never a miss, so seeing as they are “going into space” I’m set!

Gifts for the Aspiring Astronaut

Gift Ideas for Your Future Astronaut

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The Barbie Inspiring Women Series pays tribute to incredible heroines of their time – courageous women who paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before. On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride blasted off aboard shuttle Challenger to become the first American woman – and the youngest American – to fly in space.

Perfect telescope for astronomers to explore stars and moon.

Build a lunar space station with 3 separate modules and open-ended configuration possibilities, plus a detachable shuttle toy for hauling supplies between Earth and the Moon! Lego is something I love to buy my kids because they are NEVER limited to following the instructions.

Detailed space shuttle and astronauts playset with over 70 pieces. Little astronauts will love exploring outer space with this mega space station.

Build a large multi-stage rocket and opening launch control tower with interactive play experience, plus a monorail system to transport astronauts from the tower to the training grounds and rocket!

Explore different aspects of related careers with two Barbie career dolls together for double the dreaming fun! Explore a universe of possibilities with the astronaut and space scientist set. The astronaut wears a space suit with gloves, boots and a cool Snap-On helmet.

Barbie and National Geographic have partnered to encourage imagination, expression and discovery through play — these four career dolls are ready to help them write their own stories!

The full-length white astronaut jumpsuit comes with silver gloves. The design of elastic waist and cuff make the costume fit kids well whether for 3 4 5 or 6 7 year old. Space-theme patterns blazoned across the cloth and the name tag pocket add to the reality effect.

Start with the easiest constellations and then “star-hop” across the night sky to find others nearby. Learn about the dark side of the moon, how to pick Mars out of a planetary lineup, and which kinds of stars twinkle in your favorite constellations. We LOVE this book in our home.

Packed with hundreds of illustrated definitions about astronomy and space, Space Dictionary for Kids is certain to spark any kid’s enthusiasm for the solar system and galaxy. Explore cosmology, stars and galaxies, the solar system, space exploration, and exoplanets and astrobiology.

There is no point in having a telescope if you don’t know what you are looking, or even where to look. Every page features a helpful “telescope view”, showing exactly how objects appear through a small telescope or binoculars.

Unlike old encyclopedias that are structured from A to Z, this encyclopedia takes you on a journey from the beginning of time to the present day – and even into the future! It explores a wide range of topics and is divided into eight chapters.

Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Blast off in this fun nonfiction picture book by the author of Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum to find out!

Astronaut Mark Kelly flew with “mice-tronauts” on his first spaceflight aboard space shuttle Endeavour in 2001. Mousetronaut tells the story of a small mouse that wants nothing more than to travel to outer space. 

First on the Moon offers an exciting behind-the-scenes look at America’s journey to the Moon—from the space race to the landing on the Sea of Tranquility to splashdown on Earth and the aftermath.

The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly hostile to human life.

These space capsule window decals come with thick material and adopts high-tech digital print which eye-catching stars, planets, moons, rockets, and astronauts, help the children to reinforce a growth mindset and inspire a positive outlook and creative imagination.

Nasa Socks! These are just a fun little stocking stuffer for a future astronaut.

This bracelet is handmade from natural stones, which contains NINE different colors of stones, corresponding to the NINE planets in solar system. The beads represent the nine planets : Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus and Pluto. Those small black Lava stones represent the black hole in the outer space.

There has never been a more fun way to learn about and explore space and the history of human exploration of space than Qurious Space. In this unique double-sided card game, players of all ages. Interactive, educational card game for the whole family. Great for players of all levels of skill, ages 3+.

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