Science is one of the most popular classes for young children because it allows them to explore their entire world, and in some cases, even beyond. The solar system is a fascinating concept to learn about! When you start your Montessori solar system unit study, these study supplies will be a huge help.
Whether your focus is on learning about the planets and their moons, or about the history of space exploration, there’s something here for everyone. Montessori homeschooling families will especially enjoy the fantastic manipulatives listed here. From books about planets to space-themed room decor, your child will find these items out of this world!
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Solar system toys for kids
4M Solar System Glow-in-the-Dark Planetarium Model
For most kids, any toy that glows in the dark is enchanting and highly engaging. In this case, you have a moving solar system model that glows, allowing them to continue learning when the lights are out, or when mimicking the dark vastness of space!
Creative Classroom Solar System Mobile Pack
While you’re learning about the solar system, why not make a solar system? This solar system mobile pack includes 4 sheets of punch-outs that allow you to create a mobile of the planets, helping teach where each planet falls in relation to the sun and Earth. When you’re done, you have a cool learning tool and a neat decoration as well!
ALEX Discover Ready, Set, Space crafting kit
You can make a mobile, constellations, comets, and other decorations, and a really great orbit game, all in this one box. It comes with crayons, glue stick, yarn, pipe cleaner, cups, pom pom, die-cut shapes, stickers, papers, straw, and instructions, giving you an afternoon (or several) of science crafting fun!
Color Your Way Through The Planets coloring book
Great learning fun for young students while introducing the concepts of planets and stars, this coloring book is a great choice. Color books are great for learning in general, from motor function to integrating sensory learning through visual stimuli. And, any form of art affords children an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the subject matter.
The Little Engineer Coloring Book
For a slightly different take on the solar system, this coloring book offers a look at how humans interact with and learn about space. Your child will learn about satellites, rockets, and even the future of space travel.
Paint Your Own Solar System
Another take on mobile crafting, this time with wooden pieces and paint. Spending an afternoon painting planets and assembling a mobile is a great way to help young children get a good grasp on the solar system and its inhabitants.
Books on planets
Little Kids First Big Book Of Space
This National Geographic hardcover book is great for young ones just starting to see the wonders of space. There’s four chapters, starting at Earth and ending beyond the solar system. This book will entrance young learners with phenomenal information and breathtaking pictures.
Smart Kids: Space: For Kids Who Really Love Space!
Roger Priddy’s book covers a wide array of topics regarding space, from our solar system and the space shuttle to the greater universe beyond. Written in a fun, quirky style with wonderful pictures, this is a great first space book for your child.
The Solar System Book: The Sun, The Planets, The Moon and Fun Facts
If you want a book full of awesome photos and incredible art, this is a great addition to your solar system library. This is a very easy book to pick up and learn something quickly and simply about reality beyond our planet.
National Geographic Readers: Planets
This book is designed to pique the curiosity of young learners. It goes a little more in-depth about space than The First Big Book of Space and is a great library inclusion for older kids.
Pop-Up Space Book
Who doesn’t love pop-up books? This one goes a step further by adding cool noises and sounds to your 3-5 year old’s learning adventure. From launching a rocket into space with astronauts to the planets beyond, your child will love flipping through this book again and again.
Our Solar System
This board book is a very simple, early look at the planets for toddlers. It’s a great way to give your young learner a sturdy book to introduce the concepts of other planets, the moon, and the sun.
TIME For Kids: Space Exploration
Learn about how we get to space, take measurements, and even the Hubble Telescope. This guided reader book is perfect for older kids wanting to learn more about the history and future of space exploration.
The Space Shuttle Program
This book is best for kids 8+, as it’s a more complex read, but it’s a great way to learn about the history of NASA and how space travel has evolved.
Moonwalk: The First Trip To The Moon
For ages 6+, this book details the evolution of space science that landed humans on the moon. It’s great for kids who want to dive deeper into chapter books but still want colorful illustrations and photography to break up the reading.
Solar System Unit Study
When you’re ready to head off into the deep space of solar system studies, Multisori can rocket you to success!
Our solar system unit study includes over 130 of full color educational materials to make the experience fun and engaging for your child. From 3 printable mini-books to games and printable, moveable letters, we can help guide your solar system studies. M3 by Multisori’s solar system unit study also includes simple presentation instructions, printable manipulatives, eye catching visuals for easy environment prep, fun facts posters and this super cool planetary orbit wheel:
Perhaps my favorite part of our solar system unit study is the hyperlinked table of contents that allows you to quickly and easily jump to activities appropriate for your child’s current sensitive periods.
You can use our curriculum with the products we’ve curated here to add depth and reinforce the concepts our solar system unit study helps you present. We promise you it’s out-of-this-world fun!
Solar System Unit Study Supplies
Moon Phase Blocks
These moon phase blocks are built of beautiful, long-lasting, and sturdy basswood, and depict the moon phases in pictures and writing. They also introduce concepts of time, tide, and gravity, perfect for younger and older learners alike.
Kids Round Solar System Learning Rug
This detailed, beautiful carpet depicts the various bodies in the solar system and their orbit around the sun. The round carpet is available in sizes from 24” in diameter to 79” in diameter, perfect for any size room.
Sing Along Solar System
This CD is a fun way to introduce some music and auditory sensory learning into science time. Your child will love singing along to the CD while learning about the planets around us.
Qurious Space STEM Flash Card Game
Want a quick, fun, and educational way for your young homeschooler to learn about the solar system? These STEM flashcards are a great way to learn information about space for ages 3+. And, don’t forget to pack this one for your next road trip!
Solar System Placemat
This sturdy laminated placemat is a great way to keep kids learning even when they’re waiting for lunch. The front has key information about the solar system and each planet with a beautiful color picture. On the reverse, key information is missing, as well as the colors, and your child can fill in the information and add color to our little spot in space. Using dry-erase markers, cleanup is a breeze!
Teach My Preschooler The Solar System Set
This kit comes with a book, poster, flashcards, and a puzzle, all designed to help make learning about the solar system fun and easy. You can engage with your child, ask them questions, and also give them the space to learn on their own.
Solar System Objects STEM Flashcards
CARDDIA flashcards are some of the best you can buy on any subject, and these solar system cards are no exception. One side displays a beautiful color photo of a celestial body, and the reverse has a wealth of important information. Perfect for young ones just learning about planets or old kids who want more specific, in-depth information.