This is our Solar System basket. I paper mache’d the foam planets from a kit in order to make them more durable. The booklet has a great song entitled “The Family of the Sun”. I used a product called sculptamold on this styrofoam kit.
If you’re looking for a gorgeous downloadable set, try this one from Montessori Nature (affiliate link) Just beautiful!
Silhouette Matching from 2 Teaching Mommies
Patterns from 2 Teaching Mommies
Which is Different? from 2 Teaching Mommies
Astronomy 3 Part Cards from Montessori Printshop
I created this work where the children Find the Constellations on the Star Map, then trace with a red washable marker. Wipe off when they’re ready to put the work away. They can make their own constellation on the blank card. This is available as a free subscriber download in the Resource Library here.
Here’s a fun sewing work. The children lace a silver/white ribbon around a black paper plate, then decorate it with a galaxy design. They draw a spiral with the glue, then sprinkle artificial snow. You can also use glitter.
“My school is in the town of Cary, which is in the State of North Carolina, which is in the country of the United States, which is on the continent of North America, which is on the planet Earth, which is in the Solar System, which is in the Milky Way galaxy… which is in the Universe!” These boxes are from the Container Store but you can get a much cheaper set from Ikea.
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