Children are fascinated about the outer space, the shapes and sizes of the planets, diamond-like stars because it all sounds very magical.
I feel, it’s good to learn about the solar system and planets in early days at school as astronomy can surely captivate the young minds.
Lately, my son has been showing a deep interest in learning about space and astronauts. So to start with, I designed this simple activity for him and he could quickly do it (we have been learning about planets and their order for over a year now, so this activity was a sort of recap for him).
You need to:
– Download the FREE printable and print it.
– Velcro dots
1. Cut out each planet in round shape, on page 2.
2. Attach a velcro dot on the planets in the printable, on page 1 and behind the cut-out planet shapes.
3. The child can then match it with the original picture.
Download your file here:
As children match the cut-out with the original picture you can ask them to say aloud the name of the planets. Its fun to remember the order of the planets starting from the smallest Mercury to farthest Neptune. It’s a part of creating a baseline of knowledge.
Specify that the Sun and the Moon are not the planets!
1. Outer space study
2. Cognitive skills
3. Fine motor development
Hope you enjoy this space themed activity with your child!
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