Incorporate Planetary and Space Themes
For those interested in learning about the astronomical objects in orbit, you’ll love these solar system coloring sheets. Created nearly 4.6 billion years ago, the solar system consists of the Sun (average yellow star) and four inner terrestrial planets including Venus, Mercury, Earth (which has one moon), and Mars (which has two smaller moons). Next, you will find the main asteroid belt, followed by four gas planets. These include Saturn (which has 62 known moons), Jupiter (which has 63 known moons), Neptune (which has 13 known moons), and Uranus (which has 27 known moons).
Between the asteroid belt and the Kuiper belt, you will find five dwarf objects known as Pluto (with the Charon moon), Haumea, Ceres, Makemake, and Eris. These planets and moons make up the solar system, as well as comets, shooting stars, solar wind, cosmic rays and dust, and balls of ice that hurtle through the solar system.
The following resources will provide coloring sheets that feature the above planets, moons, and other orbiting objects in space. Parents can incorporate these solar system coloring pages into their desktop publishing projects, scrapbooks, posters, or invitations for solar system themed parties. Print out extra images for the kids to color, cut-out and use in their favorite project or to decorate their room.