Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Montessori Solar System

The girls have been learning a lot about Space! Their favorite activity has been playing with this Montessori inspired solar system that I made! Izzie can distinguish each planet by their physical appearance and she's learning a few simple facts about each. By playing with these felt planets, she's learned the correct sequence of the planets, starting from the sun!

LinkSolar System created from fabric and felt.

Space with the Sun
I decided to glue the sun on the black fabric, instead of sewing. Unfortunately, where the fabric is thin, the glue is visible.

Mercury

Venus

Earth

Mars

Jupiter

Saturn

Uranus

Neptune

Solar System with a silly Alien!!

Izzie enjoyed matching up the solar system flashcards (Target dollar aisle) to the correct planet.

I'm very pleased with the way the solar system turned out and love that the girls are having a blast playing and learning with it!

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3 comments:

  1. This is soooo cool. I will have to make one. What book did you use to get the information of how big to make each planet in relation to another. I have been wanting to do a space theme with my grandson but just haven't been able to pull it all together. Love yours! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. Awesome felt planets! Love hands-on activities.
    Marcia :)

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  3. This is fantastic- Your hard work paid off! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase

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