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The Planets- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

We’ve made it to Planets!  Who doesn’t love imagining and exploring the idea of other worlds?  For preschoolers the two main concepts is to familiarize themselves as they associate the images of the planets with their names.  This can be done wonderfully through some videos I have included in the intro of the Lesson.  And then I like to gently introduce the concept that some planets are made of rock and some are made of gas.  So, in other words, some we can touch, and some we cannot. 

For more astronomical fun please visit yesterday’s lesson on

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Daily Warm Up:

Silly Songs:

  • The More We Get Together
  • 1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Planets..
  • Head and Shoulders Knees and Toes
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.
  • Clap Your hands as slowly/quickly as you can

Once again, we will read our featured book of the week.  I appreciated having the book at arms lengths for the children to explore, reference, and enjoy through out the entire week. You can find the book on Amazon here.   

Day 3 Planets

The Activity


What’s a Pre-k early elementary lesson without some cut and paste. So, this FREE printable from The Mailbox out will give the kids a chance to get tactile and creative as they watch through the above YouTube videos.

Additional Activities:

We have had the Melissa and Doug floor puzzle stored under our coffee table for seven years now, the pieces are large so difficult to misplace, and this larger than life puzzle still captivates all my kids form ages 5 to 10 years old. Bring the universe into their bedrooms with a planetarium projector, let them arrange and rearrange the planets with window clings, or just simply inspire their astronomical wonder while playing outside.

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