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25 EPIC Solar System Space Projects for Kids of all Ages

Are you preparing to learn about the solar system for kids at home or school? Whether you will be studying space for kids or simply have a child who is fascinated by the solar system Рyou are going to love these space projects for kids. Children from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grde, and 3rd graders will love these hands-on learning activities to explore outer space! These kids space projects explore the sun, planets, star constellations, mon phasese, rockets, and so much more!
Are you preparing to learn about the solar system for kids at home or school? Whether you will be studying space for kids or simply have a child who is fascinated by the solar system - you are going to love these space projects for kids. Children from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grde, and 3rd graders will love these hands-on learning activities to explore outer space! These kids space projects explore the sun, planets, star constellations, mon phasese, rockets, and so much more!

Space projects for kids

Help kids learn about our amazing solar system with these Space projects for kids. There are so many really neat and engaging space kids project for kids of all ages from preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students too. Whether you want to learn about the moon, moon phasese, constellations for kids, planets in our solar system, rockets, or one of our other outer space projects for kids Рthis is sure to help kids learn while having fun! The hardest part is deciding which fun space projects for kids to try first!

Space projects

Let’s start off with some fun moon projects for kids that explore why the moon looks different throughout the year by learning about moon phases:

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Moon Phases Demonstration from Science Matters

Moon Phase Activity

Moon Phase Activity from What We Do All Day

Why are Their Crafters on the Moon

Space project ideas

Why are Their Crafters on the Moon by I Can Teach my Child

Oreo Moon Phases (with free printable) from 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Constellation Crafts

Next let’s explore the amazing stars that light up the night sky! Point out how the stars make patterns in they sky called constellations. We have lots of constellation projects for kids and constellation activities for kids to learn about the most common formations:

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Star Constellation Sewing Cards (free) from Kids Activities Blog
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
Pipe cleaner constellations is a fun, hands-on contellation activity for kids
Marshmallow Constellations from Munchkins and Moms
Constellations Wheel
Make this handy Constellations Craft that spins to reveal common start patterns for kids to identify
Constellation Geoboards
Constellation Geoboard from Babble Dabble Do
Kids will have loads of fun learning about different star formations and their names with this easy-to-make Constellations Cootie Catcher. This is the perfect addition to your solar system for kids unit with preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students

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Make one of these super cute, free constellations printables Cootie Catchers

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Make Constellations from Creekside Learning

Sneak in some shape practice with these shape constellations activity

DIY Constillations Projector from  123 Homeschool 4 Me

Planet Projects

Help kids look more into our planet and what it’s made of, how we get off of our planet using rockets and other space crafts, plus so much more with these clever solar system project ideas for kids!

Handson project for exploring the earth's layers

Hands on Project for exploring the Earth’s Layers by Educating Laytons

What’s the Earth Made of (and taking a cupcake core sample) from 123 Homeschool 4 Me

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Learn about Satellites (how they keep an orbit, communication, and more) from Creekside Learning

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Bottle Rocket from Science Sparks

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Junk Model Space Rockets from Nurture Store

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Space Shuttle Craft from Loole Doo

Giant Cardboard Rocket Ship Giant Cardboard Rocket Ship from Filth Wizardry

Space for kids

clever paint stick solar system project  Is your child fascinated by outer space? They are going to love learning about the Solar System for kids with this fun hands-on science lesson. Today we are exploring the outer planets for kids which include the 4 outer planets of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. We've included solar system worksheets for kids plus lots of fun, engaging, hands-on planet activities for kid to learn about these fascinating planets! This jupiter for kids and saturn for kids and uranus for kids, and neptune for kids lesson is fun for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders too.  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

Space activities for kids

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:

  • The Sun Activities for Kindergarten¬†– learn about the sun and how the planets orbit around it including a fun planets game for kids!
  • Moon Activities for Kids & Astronauts Too¬†– make oreo moon phases, DIY telescope, learn about the astronauts who landed on the moon, and more!
  • Inner Planets for Kids (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars) –¬†Use our free planet worksheets and fun hands-on activities like Mercury craters, Venus’ melting rocks, layers of the earth, and Erupting Mars Volcano
  • Outer Planets for Kids (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune)¬†– combination of hands-on solar system projects and solar system printables; gaseous Jupiter, Saturn Rocket, plus cloudy Uranus and Neptune.
  • Pluto, Asteroid Belt, Comets, and Stars for Kids make a FUN constellation projector, cold Pluto ice cream project, and grape constellation project
  • Yarn Solar System Project – fun, unique, and easy solar system model that is cheap and so pretty!
  • Paint Stick Solar System Project – easy-to-make solar system model for kids that doubles as an activity for learning the names and order of the planets
  • Pipe Cleaner Constellations – fun hands on pipe cleaner constellations activity for kids
  • Simple Galaxy Science Experiments
  • Looking for more fun, engaging, creative, and memorable moon projects for kids? You will love this 50 Moon Activities for Kids & Crafts collection with the best ideas from the whole internet!
  • TONS of really cool Solar System Project Ideas for kids of all ages

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 print 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. Kids will have fun learning about the formations the stars make in the night sky with these super cute, free printable, Constellation Flashcards.  Plus, don't miss all the fun star activity ideas for using your cards. Perfect for solar system unit for kids in pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade studying astronomy These free, no-prep Constellation Worksheets are a great way for children to learn about 28 different constellations that can be found in the night sky in either the Northern or the Southern Hemisphere. Included in this pack of Constellation activity sheets are several fun ways for kids to explore the solar system for kids and the patterns stars make in the sky. Simply print pdf file with Constellation Printables and you are ready to play and learn about constellations for kids with a fun constellations activity with first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students.

Free Solar System Printables

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

Nothing says summer like a big juicy watermelon! We whipped up a bath of this gorgeous watermelon playdough for our upcoming watermelon theme! This homemade playdoh recipe is super easy-to-make, soft, and such a fun watermelon activity! Use this summer activities for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students. Are your kids as crazy about slime as mine are? My kids love playing with slime and trying different types of slime. In our experimenting, we came up with this cool baking soda slime. This slime uses baking soda as the activator for a wonderful sheen and flow without being sticky at all! And with the first day fo sCome see how to make slime with baking soda and get playing with your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders. Ready? Set. GO! This really fun car activity for kids is sure to be a hit. Whether you race your cars outside as a summer activity or indoors as a rainy day activity for kids - this is EPIC! This pool noodle activity is fun for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd graders, and up. Just grab a pool noodle, duct tape, and our free printable to create a cool hot wheels race tarck in just 5 minutes! You are going to love this simple-to-make and creative art project for kids. You can create abstract art or art projects based on famous artists. We opted to make a starry night for kids tin foil project. I love the dimmension this technique gave to our van gogh art project. This aluminum foil art makes a great summer activity for kids of all ages from preschool, pre-k, kinderagrten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th graders, and up!

Kids Activities

Looking for more fun kids activities and other ideas to keep kids engaged, learning, and having fun? Check out these:

You will love this outrageously fun painting with cars activity where kids will make a cheery rainbow painting using hotwheel vehicles. This rainbow painting for kids is a silly rainbow painting ideas that your kids will LOVE! Use this for a rainbow theme, car theme, spring theme, or just a fun play ativity with kids. Try this car activities for kids with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students.  Fun summer activity for bucket list Making a DIY foosball table is a really fun STEM project for kids of all ages to make together and loads of fun to play with too! The diy games for kids is the project for a rainy day or as a summer bucket list idea.  Try this homemade games for kids with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. This EPIC kids activity is sure to be a hit with your kids. Looking for a fun summer activity for kids? You are going to love blowing colorful snake bubble. This sock bubbles activity is super simple and such an easy summer activity idea for toddlder, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. It takes blowing bakcyard bubles to a new level making long, colorful snakes with a simple technique using a sock and a plastic bottle. You've got to try this bubble snake experiment.

Things to Do with Kids

This vinegar and baking soda rocket is an out-of-this-world fun AND educational summer activity for kids! Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will enjoy making the baking soda rocket. This how to make a bottle rocket project is one of those really cool science projects your kids will remember forever! Have you ever heard of a lemon volcano? Kids are going to love this fun, creative,volcano experiment that screams summer! This simple lemon volcano experiment is perfect for curious kids from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. All you need are a few simple materials to make some amazing erupting lemon volcanos! The goal of an amazing science experiment for kids is to grab kids attention and make them wonder why did that happen, how could that work, and I want to try that! This leak proof bag is such a simple science experiment for kids that explores polymers. What's best is this amazing science experiment with everyday materials! Try this water experiment with kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. Kids are going to love this really fun Frozen Rainbow Eruptions science activity where kids will make beautiful rainbows as they create a chemical reaction! This baking soda and vinegar experiment! This rainbow activities for preschoolers usese a couple simple materials for a mesmerizing, colorful preschool summer activity! Use this rainbow science with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders.

Summer Science

There are so many fun ways to play and teach kids about chemical reactions using a baking soda and vinegar reaction. Here are some of our favorite baking soda and vinegar activities.

 

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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