The idea of planets floating out in the abyss beyond our atmosphere can be very hard for kiddos to grasp! When you delve into the depths of the solar system, use this list of activities to bring the solar system to life for your children.
1. Outer Space Hats
Create an easy piece of planetary headgear with this simple craft.
2. Solar System Preschool Activity
Build your own solar system out of play dough!
3. Solar System With Button Planets
Use buttons to create your own model of the universe….complete with planetary orbits.
4. DIY Solar System Mobile
Create an eye catching bit of cosmic décor with this easy mobile.
5. Puffy Planets
Shaving cream, glue, and glitter….the kids will love this sensory puffy planet craft!
6. Push Light Planets
Bring the planets to life with this fun light up painting activity.
7. Yarn Wrapped Planets Fine Motor Skills Activity
Fine motor practice and sensory input combine to make these yarn planets a delightful project!
8. Balloon Stamping Solar System Craft For Kids
Use the cheerful balloon stamping technique and let your kiddos create their own unique spin on the Milky Way.
9. Paint Stick Solar System Project
Make your own planetary practice pole with this paint stick solar system project.
10. Recycyled Solar System
Turn your trash into stellar treasure with a little paint and creativity.
11. Solar System Craft
Color and cut your way to galactic understanding with this easy solar system book.
12. Constellation Activities
This two for one link shows you how to turn a paper towel roll into a play telescope, and then your munchkin can use the printable cards to start learning the constellations.
13. DIY Solar System Poster For Summer Fun
Build your own gorgeous solar system poster with the easy directions at this link.
14. Solar System Sight Word Puzzles
Bring reading practice into your solar system experience using these simple printables.
15. Solar System Felt Board
After putting the planets together, you can play with them for years to come when you follow these directions to make a felt solar system.
16. Straw Rockets With Free Rocket Template
Turn ordinary straws into rocket science with these fun directions!
17. Planet Sun Catchers
Crayons and heat combine to give your windows an “Out of this world” experience!
18. DIY Baby Mobile
Use this yarn ball idea to create your own 3-D model of the solar system!
19. Floracraft Solar System Kit
Order this easy to use kit, or use the photos as a guide to create your family’s table top model of planetary orbit.
20. Moon Crafts and Activities
No planetary study is complete without a stop by the Moon! Check out this list of moon activities, crafts, and books!
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