Solar System for Kids

If you are looking for fun, creative, and hands on ideas for teaching the solar system for kids, I’ve got you covered. Included are tons of solar system projects, hands on solar system ideas, free printable worksheets for kids, and so much more! This is an amazing science unit for homeschooling kids!

Solar System - Fun, free hands on science unit for K-6th grade elementary age kids! So many fun activities, free solar system worksheets, and more!

Hands on Solar System Unit

  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

FREE Solar System Worksheets


Solar System Ideas


Solar System Books

For the information or “meat” of your study you will want to read some fun, interesting science books. Here are some amazing books to teach kids about our solar system. You will want to pick one of the three options below to accompany our unit:

  • Christian Kids Explore Earth & Space – This book actually contains a whole year of science for K-6th grade including Earth, atmosphere, tectonic plates, caves, volcanoes, earthquakes, types of rocks, water / hydrologic cycle, oceans, ground water, glaciers, weather, and space. We love this easy-to-use curriculum that includes coloring pages, worksheets, hands on projects, and easy-to-understand and informative text all from a Christian worldview.  For this solar sytem unit you will use – pages 5-21 and 205-245

  • Exploring Creation with Astronomy  – If all you are looking for is the space component this is a good option. Besides lots of well written solar system information, I learned at least 5 new ways our solar system points to creation versus evolution. There is more text in this book and lovely illustrations. It is caulked full or not only science facts, but relevant scripture. You will notice the copyright is 2004 so although there are no “mistakes” it will reference for example a “future” mission to Mercury on space craft MESSENGER in 2009. In actuality the mission happened and took place in 2011.

More Solar System Books for Kids



  • I'm trying to download the solar system papers! I've downloaded the doc to PDF app and it still wont download! It just keeps asking me to install the app then says oh, looks like you already have it. How do I get the forms??

    • No need to ever download an application to access the free worksheets. Click on the yellow TEXT LINK for the printable you are looking for. As this is a collection of all our worksheets about the solar system you will then be taken to the post sharing that specific free printable. Then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the >>Download ___<< text link under the terms of use. Enjoy!

  • Do you have any idea when the complete Solar System Unit will be posted? I am new to homeschooling and would love to do this unit with my son but I feel a little overwhelmed just looking at the worksheets. Thank you so much for taking the time to post all of these resources!