In 2017, we were so fortunate to be able to spend time reading all about the planets in our solar system in preparation for the total solar eclipse that occurred on August 21st. My oldest kiddo was in 5th grade, so we added a solar system word search to his activities. It was right up his alley. The next total solar eclipse that will pass over North America, from Canada to Mexico, will occur on Monday, April 8, 2024. That means this is a perfect year to plan to teach about the solar system in your homeschool!
Solar System Word Search
Get your copy by clicking the image below or by clicking on the Solar System Word Search link.
Glow in the Dark Solar System
My son was the kid that read the Apologia Exploring Creation with Astronomy book for fun, so this 4M Glow-in-the-Dark Solar System Mobile Making Kit was also be right up his alley!
I can’t wait for the next eclipse and am already planning for it!
Be sure to pick up your CE and ISO Certified Safe Shades for Direct Sun Viewing solar eclipse glasses FAR in advance. They tend to become more expensive the closer to the eclipse you get because they are harder to find! You want to make sure you and your family are viewing safely.
Be sure to check out our Solar Eclipse Printable Worksheets while you’re here!
You may also be interested in my Sunshine Makes the Seasons Story Stones, too!
***Originally published in 2017. Updated in preparation for the coming 2024 total solar eclipse.***