This free printable solar system matching game is out of this world! lol! Sorry, just couldn’t resist. My 2nd grader loves talking about the solar system and she is super happy that Pluto is a planet again. The cute little thing must have felt so left out… at least that’s probably what she was thinking. The 2nd grade blogging team is sharing solar system themed activities for you this week, so you’ll have some great resources for your explorations of outer space.

– Life Over C's This free printable solar system matching game is a great way to learn about about the order of the planets. It's also a fun way to practice ordinal numbers!

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Materials for the Solar System Matching Game

  • Paper
  • Laminating Materials
  • Paper Cutter

To prep: Print the solar system matching game on the white side of the scrapbook paper (or on card stock), laminate and cut apart the cards.

To play: In case you haven’t played Memory before, you turn over two cards at the same time. If they match, you get to keep them and turn over another set of trees to try again.

If they don’t match you turn them back over and it becomes the next person’s turn. Play continues until the cards have all been matched.

– Life Over C's This free printable solar system matching game is a great way to learn about about the order of the planets. It's also a fun way to practice ordinal numbers!

Extend your learning: You can also use the cards to make a “number line” of the planets. Place the ordinal numbers in order and then match the planets to the correct number.

For fun, match up the planets and numbers. Then, have your child close their eyes. Remove one of the planet cards and see if your child can identify the missing planets.

– Life Over C's This free printable solar system matching game is a great way to learn about about the order of the planets. It's also a fun way to practice ordinal numbers!

If you have a preschooler that wants to get in on the action, this solar system game for preschoolers is a perfect way to get him involved.

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– Life Over C's This free printable solar system matching game is a great way to learn about about the order of the planets. It's also a fun way to practice ordinal numbers!
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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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