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Solar System Activities for Kids – Hands-on Planet Fun!

Astronomy is one of our favorite Science studies! It’s fun to review books that we love, including those by a wonderful author, Carole P. Roman! We love reading, learning, studying and even making awesome hands-on planet projects!

In this post, we will show you a set of super fun Solar System activities for kids! Come take a look!

We love reading and learning and studying and making hands-on planet projects! In this post, we will show you a set of super fun Solar System activities for kids! Come take a look!

Solar System Books for Kids

Do your kids love studying all about the Solar System, including planets, asteroids, stars, meteors and everything else amazing that is in outer space? Well, here are some super fun books that go perfectly with any planet activities for kids.

Click on the images to get more information about these fun texts.

For this lesson, we read fun books about planets and space, specifically, the two books below.  These books are so much fun to read! Rocket-Bye is especially fun to read right before bed!

It tells the story of going to outer space and it includes a lot of details about that mysterious place. The kids couldn’t get enough of this book!Astronomy Notebooking Pages

And before you make the solar system map for kids that we will show you below, be sure to read If you were me and lived on Mars. Wow! What a fun book for kids! It is so detailed!

It really does paint the picture of what it would be like to live on Mars.

I personally cannot imagine doing that, but the kids found many positive things about living there, especially the unique things like playing basketball there and dealing with a different level of gravity.

After listening to my kids’ comments during the reading, I confess, it changed my perspective and I think I would be open to trying it for a short time. 🙂

If You Were Me and Lived on...Mars (A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World) (Volume 20)If You Were Me and Lived on…Mars (A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World) (Volume 20)Rocket-ByeRocket-Bye

Solar System Activities for Kids

And now, let’s learn how to make some fun space activities for kids! You will need: a large piece of black construction paper cut in half, lengthwise, white colored pencil, yellow construction paper, a glue stick, scissors, half beads and glitter.

To make Solar System projects with kids, be sure to keep an eye on the younger ones and help them with the scissors and glue, as needed.

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  1. The 3-part cards include a wonderful set of Solar System pictures to match up.
  2. This Memory Game has a great set of pictures of the Solar System planets and such.
  3. To teach the Solar System to kids the easiest way, these Notebooking pages are the ticket!
  4. These Photo 3-part cards can help kids learn the Solar System in order!
  5. Our lovely home in the Solar System is precious. Kids will love learning about it and its surrounding heavenly bodies with this fantastic Bingo Game.
  6. For the sake of making space activities for kids more fun and relaxed, give the kids this set of Outer Space Coloring Pages to learn and practice fine motor skills at the same time!
  7. Outer Space for kids can cross over to other subjects by using these Manuscript Handwriting pages!
  8. Another set of Outer Space ideas for kids is to use these Cursive Handwriting pages!
  9. Your kids will absolutely love these Outer Space Facts for Kids (Printable Cards)!
  10. BONUS! Get our awesome Solar System Printable Word Search Puzzle!

You get all of this and a list of super fun Outer Space and Solar System arts, crafts and other ideas that will complete your fantastic unit!

Basics:

  1. Trace and cut half a circle with the yellow construction paper. Use the white colored pencil to trace around the rounded part on the bottom of the black construction paper (take a look below).
  2. Trace a line outside the sun. This will be Mercury’s orbit line. Trace three more (Venus, Earth and Mars).
  3. Then, trace a few dashed lines or dotted lines. This will be the asteroid belt!
  4. After that, the lines are more spaced out. You will need four more lines (for Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune).

We love reading and learning and studying and making hands-on planet projects! In this post, we will show you a set of super fun Solar System activities for kids! Come take a look!

Next:

  1. For this homemade solar system craft, having half beads of different colors and sizes is best, but you can always paint them, if needed. Glue the sun construction paper and a half bead of different sizes and colors on each orbit line.
  2. Use glitter for the asteroid belt and for rings around both Saturn and Uranus.
  3. You can also put a few tiny blobs of glue with glitter for star clusters!
  4. Label the sun, the planets and the asteroid belt!

We’re done! Aren’t these Solar System projects kids can make amazing?! And once the project was done, we found Mars and we read If you were me and lived on Mars again. Seeing where Mars is really brought an new perspective to what it would be like. The book was fun to read again. It never gets old. We then read Rocket-Bye before bed that night.

We love reading and learning and studying and making hands-on planet projects! In this post, we will show you a set of super fun Solar System activities for kids! Come take a look!

Here are some more books that we love by Carole P. Roman! We love all of her books and highly recommend them! Click on the images to learn more about them!

We have read the Renaissance and Middle Ages books when we were studying that time period. We are looking forward to incorporate our American West book soon because we are going into American History now.

If You Were Me and Lived in... Renaissance Italy: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout TimeIf You Were Me and Lived in… Renaissance Italy: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout TimeIf You Were Me and Lived in...the American West: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time (Volume 10)If You Were Me and Lived in…the American West: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time (Volume 10)If You Were Me and Lived in...the Middle Ages: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time (Volume 6)If You Were Me and Lived in…the Middle Ages: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time (Volume 6)If You Were Me and Lived in...Viking Europe: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time (Volume 3)If You Were Me and Lived in…Viking Europe: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time (Volume 3)If You Were Me and Lived In...Ancient Greece: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time (If You Were Me and Lived In...Historical)If You Were Me and Lived In…Ancient Greece: An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time (If You Were Me and Lived In…Historical)If You Were Me and Lived in...Ancient China: The Han Dynasty - An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time (Volume 2)If You Were Me and Lived in…Ancient China: The Han Dynasty – An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time (Volume 2)

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