Solar System Activity

Today we decided to build a Solar system so that we could learn a little bit about the planets. We started out by cutting out 9 circles of various sizes matching the planets. Biggest circle for the Sun, then Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Earth, Venus, Mars & lastly Mercury. We also cut out some star shapes.

We then colored the round shapes accordingly, Yellow-orange for the Sun, grey for Mercury, Yellow for Venus, Blue-Green for Earth, Red for Mars, Grey & Brown for Jupiter, Yellow& Brown for Saturn, Bluish-green for Uranus & Blue for Neptune. And we colored the stars with Yellow.

We took a Rectangular shaped poster paper and started on one corner and glued the Sun first and all the planets after it. We also cut rectangular sized strips & labelled the names of the planets & the Sun.

Then we colored the base of the poster blue & purple to match the sky. Then we glued the stars scattering them throughout the sky.

Finally our project is ready!

Leaning objectives from this project:

  • Name & Color of the planets
  • Planets according to their size & position with respect to Sun
  • Emphasize only Earth has living beings in it.

After finishing this we decided to make a Puzzle and re-enforce our existing knowledge. For that we used Melissa & Doug’s Solar system Floor puzzle.

Materials needed for the activity:

  • Poster paper
  • Pencil, Markers & Scissors
  • Water Colors & paint brushes
  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Melissa & Doug Solar system Puzzle
  • Lids of various sizes to cut out the planets

Hope you enjoy doing this activity as much as we did, if you do , leave us a comment below!

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