My kids always loved the time we spent studying the solar system. If your kids do, too, you can use this resource round-up to learn about our solar system and the planet Earth.
Then, be sure to scroll down for a fun new freebie! This activity pack was created for use with your K-3 kiddos!
Solar System Unit Study
There are so many hands-on learning activities and crafts to teach your kids about our solar system. From experiments to crafts and snacks, here’s a great resource list for you to explore:
- Textured 3-D Solar System Poster at Plaid Online
- Demonstrate the phases of the moon with Oreos at We Heart It
- My kids always loved using a roll of toilet paper to represent the distance of each planet from the sun.
- 3-D Model of the Phases of the Moon at Scholastic.com
- Here’s a unique idea for a solar system diorama from Storm the Castle.
- If you don’t mind messy projects, you could try your hand at making a paper mache solar system like this one from Red Ted Art.
- Here’s a fun printable model from More Time 2 Teach that demonstrates how Earth and the moon orbit the sun.
- Gather up your junk to make a model of a space ship like these from Nurture Store.
- Print out these notebooking pages I created for Homeschool Encouragement.
More resources to supplement a solar system unit study:
Solar System K-3 Activity Pack
Inside this fun mini-activity pack, you’re little ones will find the following activities:
- Word search
- Writing prompts
- ABC order
- Read and trace the words
- and more!
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