If your children are fascinated with space and learning about the night sky and planets, they will enjoy learning about the solar system. This can be done in a unit study format where you pick a planet and focus on that planet for a little bit of time, and go through all of them until you have learned the whole solar system.
I love teaching my children in an immersive way, where we do lots of hand-on activities, experiments, crafts, read books and watch videos on a specific topic. I have found that they retain the information so much better that way.
There are tons of free printables and activities to immerse your children into learning about the solar system that you can do it for FREE without even using a curriculum.
We have compiled a big list of free solar system resources over the years that I thought this would be a good place to put them all together. In doing so, we have come up with The Ultimate List of Solar System Freebies, even including FREE Instant downloads!
FREE Solar System Printables broken down by planet:
Learn About the Earth’s Layers
Earth’s Layers Doodle and Write Graphic Organizer
Create a 3D Model of the Earth
Earth’s Rotation vs. Revolution Game Freebie
Recording the Earth’s Rotation with Shadows
Earth Fill in the Blank Planet Worksheet
You will also enjoy this post with even more freebies:
Mars the Red Planet Worksheet
Mars Surface Worksheet
Mars Fun Facts for Kids
Plan a journey to Mars printable pack
NASA Mars Explorations has some amazing resources to learn about Mars, as well as these really fun printable “recruitment” posters your kids will enjoy.
FREE Solar System Printables and Printable Packs:
FREE Solar System Crafts and Activities:
HSG Exclusive Freebies and Instant Downloads:
We have been busy creating some amazing freebies for you that would go great with a study on the solar system and astronomy and space studies in general.
This free reading comprehension science unit study pack will have your students reading about one of seven fascinating wonders of our solar system and answer the comprehension questions. Included are written response sheets and blank notebooking pages with an area to draw out each topic they have read about.
I love these solar system kits and crafts because they have everything you need and it’s super convenient:
4M Solar System PlanetariumPllieay Make Your Own Solar System Model w4M Glow-in-the-Dark Solar System Mobile Making KitALEX Discover Ready Set Space Learning KitCreative Classroom Solar System Mobile PackSadoCrafts Create Your Own Planets – Educational Planetarium Space Toys, DIY Painting Craft Science KitIoffersuper 1 Pcs Solar System Labs Solar System Planetarium Model for KidsBaker Ross Solar System Wooden Mobile Kits (Pack of 2) for Kids Arts and CraftsBaker Ross Solar System Wreath Kits (Pack of 2) for Kids Arts and CraftsVIPAMZ Solar System Planetarium DIY Model Kids Astronomical Science Kits
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!
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