Create a Solar System

Have children create planets out of playdough, plasticine, or recycled and found objects to create their own solar system on a light table or desk.


During one-on-one conversations, encourage children to compare the planets, i.e. size, colours, textures, etc.


Learning Outcomes:


Science and Technology

Natural science: Children make connections to their knowledge about the natural and physical world.


Language and Communication

Comprehension: Children understand how language is formed and communicated verbally and non-verbally.


Expression: Children use verbal and non-verbal cues to express themselves.


Grammar: Children understand and articulate proper word and sentence formation using a variety of words and phrases. 


Creative Arts 

Visual Art: Children engage in artistic expression to formulate their feelings, emotions and their version of the world around them using two- and three-dimensional art.