Introducing solar system to children
Our Space series stories are a super hit with children. Simplicity and fun learning with the Talking telescope make it interesting for children as young as 4-year-olds.
Here is a simple craft by Hey Cloudy Parent Agnus Swarna Lakshmi, that gently introduces our solar system to little ones. All you need is just some paper, thread, and paint! Come on, let’s start 🙂
With each step, do not forget to tell tidbits of information. We have given them below for your reference.
Cut a paper into a circle. Draw orbits on the paper for each planet(All the planets of our solar system go round and round the Sun. Shall we draw the path for them to go round and round? This path is called an orbit)
Crush some papers into balls for the planets, some big and some small. (This is the biggest. It is the sun. What color is the sun? yes, orange. let’s paint it orange! This paper ball is the smallest, you know which is the smallest planet? It is mercury. And this is our earth, let’s paint it blue and green because earth is the only planet that has water and life). Do you know the planets according to size – here it is, from largest to smallest : Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Earth, Venus, Mars, and Mercury.
Cut long strips of threads and paste it along the orbit.
Then glue the paper planets on the orbit. Our solar system is ready! You could optionally add rings to the planets(Planets made of gas like Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune have rings. Planets made of rocks like our earth do not have rings)
Now label the planets and get into the amazing world of space with Talking telescope, Squeaky the mouse and Robin, the little bird!