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!