Do your kids get excited about space? They’ll love this collection of planet activities. Learn about the planets in our solar system through these stellar space activities. Affiliate links are included in this post.
Planet Activities for Kids
DIY Planets Board Game – Learn about the planets in our solar system with this easy to create board game. Print out the planet fact cards and have fun.
Planet Order Activity – Make a room sized model of the solar system and learn more about the planets. Appropriate for preschool and older.
Solar System Sensory Bottle – Place the planets in a bottle and swirl them around. Such a calming way to learn about our solar system. A variety of ages will enjoy this one.
Astronomy for Kids: The Sun, Moon, and Earth – Do a simple activity to learn about why Earth rotates. Investigate how solar and lunar eclipses happen. Preschool and elementary ages will love the role play. Middle school and high school students can still benefit from the eclipse models.
Build a LEGO Solar System with this idea from Kitchen Counter Chronicles.
Coding the Planets in Order – Try this coding activity from JDaniel4’s Mom to put the planets in order. A fun space-themed STEM activity for anyone learning about the planets.
Planet Hop Gross Motor Game – Get kids moving with this fun planet themed game from Still Playing School.
Plan a trip to Mars with this free printable from Adventures in Mommydom.
Download these planet information bookmarks from 3Dinosaurs.
Make these yarn wrapped planets to work on fine motor skills with this craft from And Next Comes L.
Use these space stones from Playground Parkbench to learn about the order of the planets. I love how there’s a built in way to check your answers.
Go on a solar system scavenger hunt like Mom Inspired Life.
Get the Relative Sizes of Planets printable from Research Parent to compare their differences.
Learn about how the planets orbit the sun with this Montessori inspired activity from Gift of Curiosity.
More Space Themed Ideas
Learn how to make straw rockets and get our free printable rockets and moon target.
If your kids love space, you’ll want to check out this collection of space toys and gift ideas for kids.
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