If you’re doing a unit on space in your homeschool and looking for a way to help your child(ren) learn some facts about the planets in our solar system, today’s printable activity will be perfect to include in your planetary study! The Planet Task Cards we are sharing with you today are ready to print and use. They will reinforce some of the things your children have already learned about the solar system (and possibly help them learn some new facts, too!) These cards can be used for independent or group study, and they also come with a handy answer key!
This 9 page printable includes 20 task cards with a variety of questions about the planets in our solar system. There is also a sheet where children can write their answers (if desired) and an answer key, too!
How to Use Them:
These task cards can be used in a variety of ways–for individuals or in a group format! However, we suggest laminating the cards after you print and cut them out, which will make them last longer and allow your child(ren) to practice writing their answers multiple times (either directly on the cards with dry erase markers. You may also want to laminate the answer sheet and answer key, so that they can be reused as many times as you need them!
These task cards would make a good independent activity for elementary- level students. You can have your child answer the question on each task card–either on the card itself or in the corresponding blank space on the answer form. Once finished, children can even use the answer key to self-check their work. This would be a great activity to try at the beginning and end of a unit on the solar system so that a student can see, firsthand, how much she or he has learned!
These task cards can also be used in a small group. Children can either discuss each question and agree on an answer, or play a game to see who can answer each question the most quickly. Once you download the printable, you can also print out multiple answer sheets for different children to fill out in response to the task cards.
Grab your printable Planet Task Cards by clicking the link below!
If you’re studying the solar system, be sure to check out some of our other printable activities involving space!
These printable space-themed pages will give your little learner a chance to practice writing space-related words and coloring in the cute pictures! It’s free on our printable store! (Note: To get yours for free, put 0.00 in where you see the “pay what you can” option.) CLICK HERE to find out more about this printable and download your copy!
These mini-reports are so cool! Your child will get to participate in making his or her own planet “mini book” by filling out and coloring the pages. This one is great for elementary-aged children. (Note: To get yours for free, put 0.00 in where you see the “pay what you can” option.) CLICK HERE to find out more about these planet mini reports and get your own!
If you are looking for another fun craft for your study of planets, these planet-and-sun bookmarks are amazingly cool! CLICK HERE to find out more about these bookmarks and download your own!
Notebooking pages are a fun way to teach and learn about the solar system! On our sister site, Hip Homeschool Moms, you’ll find a 20-page digital download that’s perfect for kids of all ages who want to learn more about the solar system. This printable packet includes all the planets plus Pluto and other dwarf planets as well as the sun, moon, and comets. These are beautiful, colorful notebooking pages (But you may also print them in black and white if you’d rather.) that will be sure to interest your children of all ages. The information also includes tips for finding resources to go along with these pages. CLICK HERE to find your own Solar System Notebooking Pages!
If you have a child who enjoys coloring, you can even teach about the solar system with coloring books! (Even children who don’t love coloring may enjoy the My First Book About Outer Space coloring book in this article! And don’t be fooled by the title. This coloring book is actually for kids from about 3rd to 8th grades, though younger children could enjoy it with some guidance.) This article includes information about using coloring books to teach on the solar system and also topics such as the human body, the brain, weather, Vikings, Norse gods and goddesses, medieval castles and knights, and more! CLICK HERE to go to this article!
Or maybe you and your children would enjoy your own “Hands-On Mission to Mars”? This article shares all kinds of ways to play, eat, read, and experiment to find out more about Mars! CLICK HERE to learn how to conduct your own Hands-On Mission to Mars!