Ready to teach your kids about the solar system? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We’ve created a set of planet coloring pages that are sure to be a hit with your little ones. Not only are they adorable, but these kawaii-style planet printables are also great learning tools. Keep reading to learn more about our solar system coloring pages and how they can help your child learn about the eight planets (or is it nine, ha?!)
Our solar system coloring pages are the perfect “launchpad” for learning!
Our planets coloring pages for kids are designed to be both fun and educational. They feature all of the planets in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto! (I’m old school–I couldn’t help myself…)
Each planet is labeled with its name, so your child can learn about them as they color. There are also fun facts about each planet at the bottom of the coloring pages, so you can use these coloring pages as a chance to “launch” into your lesson about the solar system!
We are “over the moon” for books! Here’s our outer space reading plan:
Space: Planets, Moons, Stars, and More
These Step Into Reading books are such a huge favorite of mine. Kids seem to be drawn to them. I ordered this one a few months ago, and it was definitely enjoyed!
Space: A Children’s Encyclopedia
Ok, so this is a FANTASTICALLY-narrated audiobook. Who would imagine that a children’s encyclopedia could be transformed into such a charming listen? I have only begun this, so it is not thoroughly vetted yet…but I think that this would be a great listen for your kids and you, especially while the little ones color! If you find fallacies as you listen, it presents a great opportunity to chat with your kids about TRUTH! (Beautiful physical copy of the encyclopedia here.)
In my cart at the moment:
(Or you can listen to Jack and Annie (as we affectionately call them) during coloring time!)
And I am thinking of this GIANT solar system puzzle for the holidays! (It even has Sir Isaac Newton on it, who we will be studying soon in physics. A win-win!)
Onward to the solar system coloring pages (featuring fun facts!)
We have included a fun fact (or two) on each coloring page to help your child learn a bit about each planet. Let’s go check out the coloring sheets!
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Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. It’s also the smallest (non-disputed) planet in the solar system. (Sorry, Pluto!) Mercury is made of rock and metal. The surface of Mercury is covered in craters. The temperatures on Mercury can be very hot or very cold. Kind of like the South, ha!
Venus is the second planet from the sun. It’s almost the same size as Earth. Venus has a thick atmosphere that makes the surface very hot. Venus has mountains, volcanoes, and plains. There are no oceans on Venus.
Earth is the third planet from the sun. It’s the only planet known to have life on it. Earth has one moon. The air on Earth is made of nitrogen and oxygen. There are oceans of water on Earth’s surface.
Mars is the fourth planet from the sun. It’s sometimes called the “Red Planet” because of its rusty color. Mars has mountains, valleys, and canyons on its surface. Mars has two small moons, Phobos and Deimos.
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun and is twice as big as all the other planets combined! Jupiter has many moons—around 80! Jupiter also has a huge red spot on it that might be a giant storm.
Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun—and it’s famous for its rings! Saturn is mostly made of gas, like Jupiter. Saturn has 83 moons! Some of Saturn’s moons have ice on them.
Uranus is the seventh planet from the sun—and it’s different than any other planet in our solar system! Uranus turns on its side as it orbits around the sun! Uranus also has 27 moons, some of which are weirdly shaped!
Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. It takes 165 Earth years to orbit the sun, and each of its seasons is 40 years long! Neptune was predicted by mathematical equations before anyone had observed it with a telescope.
Pluto used to be considered a planet but now we think of it as a “dwarf planet.” Pluto is tiny—NASA states that Pluto is “only about half the width of the United States!” Plus, it’s really far away from the sun—about 40 times farther away than Earth is from the sun! The journey of NASA’s spacecraft to Pluto took a mind-boggling 9 years and 5 months.
The solar system
The solar system is full of fascinating planets, each created by God with its own unique features and quirks. By using these free printable coloring pages, you can help your kids learn all about these different worlds – without even leaving home! So grab some crayons and “happy coloring!”
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