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.
Materials needed for the Free Printable Solar System Matching Game:
Two sheets of 8.5″x11″ scrapbook paper
Laminating pouches and laminator
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.
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.
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.
Download the Free Printable Solar System Matching Game here.
More great Solar System activities:
Hands On Astronomy: Solar System in Playdough from Planet Smarty Pants
Free Printable Flashcards: Solar System Flashcards from Look! We’re Learning!
Blast-Off Number Line Math Practice from School Time Snippets
Outer Space Math Maze with ReGrouping from OT Toolbox
Engineering Challenge: A Candy Solar System from Preschool Powol Packets