These space cards are in the Montessori 3-part nomenclature card style, but I included extra information on each one to make them a little more like trading cards.
I was planning to save them as an independent activity for when my 5 and half year old was a bit older, so I was surprised when all of my kids wanted to play with them right away. My 5 and half year old used the control cards to figure out how to match the picture and information cards.
She essentially invented the job of helping her brother make pairs by matching just the picture cards to the control cards. Space Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian affiliate link. Since the cards themselves contain so many facts, I think the creativity in this book is a nice balance. The book contains a wide variety of poem styles, all of which my 5 and a half year old and I enjoyed. Our favorite was the one about poor Pluto.
If you like these cards, be sure to check out the rest of my Astronomy posts. Eventually, I hope to make cards on space exploration going back to Copernicus and Galileo and including modern terms like space shuttle and international space station. Sign up for my newsletter to be notified when new freebies become available.
In addition to using these cards as a self-correcting, independent activity, they can also be used for a multi-player memory-style, matching game. Click here for more Astronomy activities for kids. I love making stuff like this. I learn so much in the process. These will be wonderful to have in my classroom for science station or as a free explore option.
I think they will love it. My 5 year old daughter enjoys matching and sequencing them while singing the 8 planets song. Next in line is the Ancient Egyptian Cards for our history and geography.
Thanks for generously sharing your talent and beautiful works. You are so welcome, Glenda. The first 3 countries in that subscription are Brazil, Japan, and France. If you have other specific country ideas let me know. As a Montessori teacher they are wonderful with the beautiful images! Thanks for a marvelous posting! I quite enjoyed reading it, you can be a great author. I will remember to bookmark your blog and will come back in the foreseeable future.
I want to encourage you to continue your great work, have a nice day! And I found some space sticker […]. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting. Comments My boys are going to love these! Thanks so much for putting these together: I love your printables! Just ordered more laminating sheets so we can make these: I would be honored to have you share them.
Let me know if you have any trouble. Thank you so much! It makes me really happy to hear that. My 6 year old daughter loves them! Thank you for letting me know. Definitely the highlight of my morning. Trackbacks […] Research Planet is offering free printable Solar System cards. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.More...