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Planets and Solar System Activities for Kids

Planets and our Solar System Activities for Kids is one of our FAVORITE units ever! The students just eat it up. No wonder it is one of our best-sellers! So over the years, we have added the best solar system activities to use with first graders. This unit has it all! Check it out!

I start by reading out loud as many books about planets and our solar system as I can to the students. I show Brain Pop Jr. videos, and I share visuals like the posters below and keep them posted in the classroom for reference throughout the unit:

We make a fun and easy to put together FLIP book (sold separately HERE but also included in the complete Solar System Unit.) They LOVE this Planets and Solar System Activities Flip book! After they make it, they can sit with a partner and read it several times. Then they take it home and read it to their parents. Lots of opportunities for comprehension and fluency practice!

Interactive Flip Book

My first graders also get a Solar System Book to read, color and fill out as we go through it together and learn about planets in our solar system.

Solar System Book

Then they use the information in their Planets and Solar System Activities book as well as the reference posters to create their own report! Included in the unit is an easy to use report planner and writing pages to create reports with loads of information on the solar system!

Report Writing

Just added is a fun Solar System Word Search to review many vocabulary words taught throughout the unit.

Solar System Word Search

Post these solar system activities for kids vocabulary words on your word wall and/or give each student their own word wall for reference throughout the unit.

Solar System Vocabulary

Play fun games with our Solar System Activities for Kids and/or use these cards for flash cards to review terms taught in the unit.

Get this huge Solar System Unit HERE.

Use the planets to teach Sight Word Fluency! Read about it HERE!

Individualize your sight word instruction! Read about it HERE!

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