Sun and Planets Matching Game

I really don’t lack ideas for new printable games myself, but I absolutely love making ones that I get requests for. I make many specifically for what E and N ask for (and the rest for what I think they’ll like), but this time, a conversation in my Facebook group led to my loyal reader Nichole sending me a bunch of great ideas she had for outer space-themed printables she’d like to use with her son. {Not in my FB group yet? Click over and request to join right now, I’ll get you in ASAP.}

This Sun and Planets Matching Game was something she wanted for her son, and I was happy to make it – for him, for my son, and for your kids as well! (Nichole is also going to use it to practice the order of the planets – what a great idea!)

Are your kids fascinated by outer space? Print out this Sun and Planets Matching Game for your toddlers or preschoolers!

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Materials for Sun and Planets Matching Game


What’s in the printable PDF file?

The printable file contains one page of nine matching cards. There’s one card for each of the eight official planets and one card for the sun.

Are your kids fascinated by outer space? Print out this Sun and Planets Matching Game for your toddlers or preschoolers!

Print the page twice, laminate it for durability if you want, and cut the cards apart at the black lines. That’s all you need to do to play a matching or memory game.

You can use the cards in other ways, too. You could use just one copy to put the planets in the proper order based on their distance from the sun. Or make a word wall to help your kids learn the names of the planets.


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Do you have toddlers who love matching? I have a book of matching games for them!

In my book Match This! Matching Games for Toddlers, I share 30 different matching games that are perfect for toddlers with a limited number of matches (you can mix and match different sets for a greater challenge) and large cards that are easy to pick up and hold. I've included instructions for playing memory and matching games at all skill levels and how to extend the activity with other learning objectives for older kids.

All of the matching games for toddlers you could ever want: matching numbers, words, shapes, colors with fun themes like firefighters, cowboys and cowgirls, construction vehicles, tools, ocean creatures, cars, bees, community helpers, and more! This Match This! Toddler Matching Games Ebook contains 30 different matching games that you can mix and match and extend at any time.


Are you looking for other solar system printables? Here are a few others!

Solar System I Spy Game

Solar System Sight Word Puzzles

A is for Astronaut Handwriting Letter Mazes

Solar System Handwriting Sheet by 3 Boys and a Dog

Solar System Lacing Cards by Gift of Curiosity



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