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24 EPIC Solar System Projects

Whether you are diving into an astronomy unit in your homeschool / classroom or your child just has a natural curiosity about space, here are 24 EPIC Solar System Projects your kids will love!
24 EPIC Solar System Projects for kids - creative and fun science projects for prek, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and elementary age kids to learn about the solar system, planets, sun, or solar system for kids. #solarsystem #planets #scienceprojects #homeschool #kidsactivities

Solar System for Kids

If you are teaching children about the solar system, you don’t want to miss our hands-on science units. Each free homeschool unit is filled with creative, educational activities, free science printables, and information for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, elementary, and junior high age kids. Perfect for teachers and parents to make learning fun and memorable.

  1. The Sun
  2. The Moon & Astronauts
  3. Inner Planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars)
  4. Outer Planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune)
  5. Pluto, Asteroid Belt, Comets, and Stars


Solar System Projects

As I was looking for ideas for our upcoming solar system unit I decided to browse around pinterest to get some inspiration. WOW! There are such creative people out there! With such a plethora of super creative and fun solar system projects for kids I just had to make a round up to share with all of you.

Tap Light Planets

Tap Light Planets from Play at Home Mom 3. I love how this project will light up your childs room and serve as an educational night light.

Make the solar Sytem out of food
Make the Solar System out of Food like Creative Kid Snacks. This adorable science snack idea is not only educational, but healthy too.

Paint stick solar system project for kids of all ages

Make practicing the names of the planets and the order of the planets from the sun with this easy to make Paint Stick Solar System Project. I love that there is an activity to this clever, unique science project for kids.

Planets Snowgloe Craft for Kids
Planets Snowglobe from Red Ted Art. This science craft is such a creative way for kids to learn about the planets in our solar system and review day after day.

Soalr Sytem Brownies
Solar System Brownies from Almost Unschoolers. This easy-to-make and yummy solar system project is sure to be a favorite of kids for years to come.

Paper Mache Planets Craft for Kids
Paper Mache Planets from At Home with Ali. This inexpensive, DIY planet project uses baloons and paper mache to create a beautiful science project.

make a solar system out of playdough
Playdough Solar System from Childhood Beckons. This project is simple to make as it uses a tactile material you probably already have on hand! This is a science project you can make and remake over and over again.

Solar System Button Craft

Solar System Button Craft from Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational. If you have a stash of buttons you aren’t sure what to do with, this solar system planet project is just what you are looking for. Have your child repeat the planet names over and over again to help them retain the knowledge.

Felt Solar System
Felt Solar System from Counting Coconuts. For your crafty students, they will enjoy making their own solar system with just a little bit of sewing. This is a great activity to improve cordination and fine motor skills too.

Yarn Solar System
Yarn Solar System from Art for Little Hands. This project combines yarn and paper mache to make really cool looking planets to display in your homeschool room.


Even preschoolers can help make these shaggy Yarn Planet balls There is no messy paper mache in this projects. Just wrapping and cutting to create planets you can hang or toss around.

Yarn Wrapped Planets
Yarn Wrapped Planets from And Next Comes L. Yet another fun yarn project is an easy science craft for toddler, prek, and kindergarten age kids to complete. Plus it is great for using up random yarn pieces too.Solar-System-Unit-on-The-Sun

This chalk planet project is an easy to make project to make today. Plus don’t miss the fun solar system game to help teach kids planet names, planet rotation, and time for the planets to get around the sun.

Plastic Lid Solar System
Plastic Lid Solar System from Still Playing School. I love how this project reuses plastic lids you probably have on hand from your weekly garbage.

Lego Solar System
Lego Solar System from Kitchen Counter Chronicles. Kids love making creations with Lego! This project allows kids to use their creativity and STEM to make their own brick solar system project. Have one child make the entire solar system or work together by having each child make a different planet.

Solar System Poster from Crafts n Coffee. Pop over to Joann Fabrics, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby and grab some different shaped foam balls to make this super cute solar system project perfect for a science fair board.

Solar System Mobile
Solar System Mobile from Taming the Goblin. This solar system is not only fun to make, but great for hanging up in your homeschool room to remind your students about the planets.

Marble Solar System for Play from I Can Teach My Child. Do you have marbles laying around from a marble run or jacks? You can quickly whip up this creative solar system.

Hanger Solar System
Hanger Solar System from Crafts and Coffee. Another creative idea for a hanging solar system for kids you can hang in your childs room.

Solar System Projects for Kids

solar-system-unit-about-the-sun-for-kids clever paint stick solar system project Hands-on activity to learn about constellations using pipe cleaners, beads, and constellation flashcards for an engaging STEM activity! Use to teach preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade and more about stars, solar system, astronomy or as a fun, educational science activity

Solar System Activities

Looking for more fun, hands on science activities to teach kids about astronomy or to round out your solar system for kids unit. You will love these hands on solar system activities and lessons:

Kids will have fun learning about our solar system with these free printable Solar System Worksheets for kids.  You’ll find solar system vocabulary, planets, sun, stars, moon phases, and so much more! These free worksheets are great for Kindergarteners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students. Learn about the solar system for kids with these super cute, free printable solar system coloring pages. Simply download pdf file and print the solar system colouring pages to help teach toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students about the planets in our solar system! There are over 15 different pages in this solar system coloring page pack to learn about Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Asteroid Belt, Pluto, and the Milky Way Galaxy. Constellations Wheel

Free Solar System Printables

Plus, don’t forget to add these free solar system worksheets and printables to your lesson plan:

50 Moon Crafts and Moon Activiteis for kids - best moon projects from around the web

Looking for more fun, engaging, creative, and memorable moon projects for kids? You will love this 50 Moon Crafts & Activities for Kids collection with the best ideas from the whole internet!

100 Amazing Food Experiments for Kids - so many clever edible science projects for kids of all ages to explore chemistry, biology, physics, and earth science! #scienceexperiment #scienceproject #kidsactivities capillary-action-science-experiment-for-kids DIY Lava Lamp - super easy way to make your own lava lamp with simple things you have around your house. This homemade lava lamp is such a fun science project for kids of all ages to sneak in some summer learning. This science experiment is for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and kids of all ages at home, homeschool, summer camps, classroom, etc.

Science for Kids

Looking for lots more fun, science experiments for kids? You’ve GOT to try some of these outrageously fun science experiments for kids! We have so many fun, creative and easy science experiments for elementary age children:

This amazing color changing slime is going to blow your mind! This heat sensitive slime will actually change color as your kids touch it because it is heat sensitive! This is a super cool project for kids you MUST TRY! Must try summer activity for kids to add to their summer bucket list  Help kids learn about what is under their skin with this fun, interactive, and hands on human body project for kids from toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. This can be a simple life size human body project or use our free printable templates to add bones of the body, organ templates, and more. This engaging science project is EASY and LOW PREP too.  dying flowers science experiment

Looking for more fun, creative ways you can begin homeschooling for free? We have over 1,000,000 pages of FREE pre k worksheets, kindergarten worksheets, grade 1 worksheets, second grade worksheets and more for K12. Plus see our history lesson plans, free math games, english worksheetssight words activitiesalphabet worksheets, and cvc word games for kids of all ages!

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com


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