We took on the Universe as part of an A-Z STEM series which was no small feat! We simply used play dough to create a hands on model of our solar system that we could manipulate and play with. Then we used our free Solar System Coloring Page to align our solar system model.
Before we began, I was worried my Ms. Tiger (my little preschooler) was going to get lost; there is a lot to the universe that I myself and even well trained scientist are still learning. We did this activity over a few days (it takes us a bit longer as we develop, and photograph activities), and by the end I was thrilled with how much she had learned. For more letter based learning activities, click here to see our Letter of the Week series.
Making the Planets with Play Dough
Making Asteroids, Comets, and Stars with Play Dough
Building Your Solar System
Key Points We Talked About:
What is the largest planet? Jupiter
What does orbit mean? To travel around an object.