The Best Space Toys

Katie Mitchell
Katie Mitchell
April 15, 2021 3 min read

The magic and mystery of space is intriguing to everyone, but especially so for kids.

It seems like most children go through a stage of loving space and wanting to be an astronaut. So many of the kids we know have become fascinated with space after seeing Perseverance land on Mars this February!

These awesome toys can help your budding space explorer (and maybe you, too) learn about space and life as an astronaut ... from the safety of home.

Ravensburger Planet Holograms 300 Piece Puzzle Planet Holograms Puzzle
300 Pieces

With this puzzle, your child can imagine they're working on a spaceship. Maybe they need to see a 3D display of our solar system! This puzzle shows exactly that, and displays the distance between each planet. This puzzle is made with XXL-format pieces perfect for kids ages 9 and up.

Bouncing Planet Maker Bouncing Planet Maker
Recommended for Ages 6+

An official kit for young terraformers. Forge new, multicolor worlds! A team BtB parent tells us that this was a great project for her 7 year-old. Another says that it's something their 6 year-old can do with minimal help. They wish they could make more planets once the kit is complete! Oh, and did we mention that the multicolored planets and moons bounce?

Space Galaxy Land of Dough with scoop Space Galaxy Land of Dough
Recommended for Ages 3+

Let them hold the galaxy in the palm of their little hands. A beautiful backdrop of sparkling black and cosmic purple is home to a starfield of multicolored glitter. From Crazy Aaron's, Land of Dough is all-natural, and uses compostable glitters, as well as calming essential oils. Land of Dough is also packed in eco-friendly packaging, and includes a natural, sustainably sourced shovel made from birch. Keep the Land of Dough sealed for longer-lasting play, or sculpt and let it air dry.

Planetarium Solar System Planetarium
Recommended for Ages 8+

Our Solar System Planetarium teaches kids about our amazing solar system. Simply assemble, paint, and let the learning begin! This set includes planets, stencils, squeeze glow paint pen, rods, string, a fact filled wall chart, and 10 sets of Kidz Quiz questions. Explore the wonders of outer space!

Mission in Space 100 Piece Puzzle Mission in Space Puzzle
100 Pieces

A galaxy of fun awaits your child with this 100 piece puzzle. Planets, stars, and nebulae offer a vibrant backdrop for this eye-catching puzzle, perfect for ages 6 and up. XXL-format pieces are cut uniquely and fit perfectly! Puzzling is a relaxing activity that promotes brain cell connectivity, hand-eye coordination, and cognitive development in kids (and kids at-heart) of all ages.

Lunar Landing Glow Thinking Putty Limited Edition Lunar Landing Glow Thinking Putty
Recommended for Ages 8+

Turn off the lights and ponder the moon as you reveal a celestial blue glow, with this limited edition glow-in-the-dark-putty. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Lunar Landing Glow Thinking Putty gleams with a holographic, space gray sheen and contains a sprinkling of real moon rock!

Alien Plus-Plus Alien Plus-Plus Tube
Recommended for Ages 5+

The simple design of Plus-Plus blocks fuels creativity! One shape, endless possibilities! Every brick easily connects to the next. This tube includes 70+ pieces and instructions to build an Alien. The perfect product to expand your Plus-Plus collection or to introduce your favorite kiddo to these awesome building sets!

Wrap up a few of these space toys for your future astronaut. (Better yet, let us save you some time and wrap the gifts for you, in our signature gift wrap.) Your child will thank you for the early encouragement when they're older! Be sure to check out our other gift guides, including the best toys for 1 year-olds, and the best toys for 6 year-old boys., The Best Space Toys, Fun and educational space-themed toys for kids

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