Solar System 3 Part Cards

We have a new addition to our Montessori Printables collection! All new Solar System Nomenclature cards featuring photographs. If you are planning a Solar System learning theme, these free printables will be a great addition.

Many of you incorporate Montessori methods into your homeschooling, as I did when my kids were younger. I hope you enjoy these new free printables!

This new Solar System nomenclature card set contains all 8 planets, plus dwarf planet Pluto, the sun, and the moon.

Unfamiliar with Nomenclature cards, also called 3-Part cards? 

Nomenclature cards are a Montessori based idea. The word Nomenclature comes from the Latin “nomenclatura” which means assigning of names to things. Nomenclature cards are also called “3 part cards” for obvious reasons! Read here on our Montessori page to learn more!


Download your FREE Solar System Nomenclature Cards here!

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Solar System Kindergarten Printables


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I needed some specific activities to use with my Kindergarten students and wanted a new theme {ages 4 and 5} so I created a new Solar System Theme Kindergarten Pack! It is created using our Kindergarten Literature Unit template, so you will see similarities, however, I did not base this one off of a specific book. Choose your favorite Solar System book and use these printable activities!  Here are some of our recommended books:

Kindergarten Goals

In this free printable pack you’ll find many Kindergarten Math and Literacy Goals to focus on.

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Below you can see many of the activities included:

  • CVC words
  • 3-part cards
  • beginning sounds
  • basic addition
  • size comparing
  • patterns
  • sorting
  • counting
  • missing numbers
  • planet cut-outs
  • rhyming
  • ordinal numbers
  • alphabet cards
  • & more!

Some fun toys to add to your unit:

Download your free printables here!

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Outer Space Theme Printables & More


I am gathering a wide collection of free printables within certain themes. In order to better organize these online, I have created theme blog posts for the themes I have created many printables for!  Links to these pages in the top navigational bar labeled “Theme Printables” so you can jump to them easily.


In this post, I will direct you to the page where the file is hosted on my website or blog, since they are in various places! I hope this helps you find things within themes! I will try to gather anything I have done, created, or posted about surrounding this theme. Slowly I am adding more blog posts like this to help you find everything for the major themes we have done and will do.

Solar System Printable Pack


Outer Space Sensory Bin


Astronomy Calendar Connections


Planets PowerPoint Show

{in Members Only PP section}


Tot School Printables ~ Ss is for Star

{Outer Space Vocabulary Development Theme}

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From my Friends…

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Calendar Connections ~ Astronomy

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My wonderful friend Shannon is still working with me to create the Calendar Connections cards. She is a fellow inner city missionary with me and also a homeschooler {and former school teacher}.

We chose the theme of Astronomy for March!

Calendar Connections Outer Space

The facts are written at a 3-6th grade level but you will be able to water them down for younger kids. It’s a great way to involve your entire family in exploring a particular theme. 

The cards fit my particular pocket chart calendar, I ordered mine from Oriental Trading but they now have the same one on Amazon


but you could use a poster foam board and velcro to easily create your own set up. You could also use a standard pocket chart. They seem like they would fit in this calendar on Amazon but I am not certain.

I am now creating smaller sets to go along with the small pocket charts found recently in the Target $1 section. Here is what they look like… Calendar Connections Small Outer Space 1

Be sure to visit this post for a tutorial of how to sew your $1 pocket chart into a calendar!

There is also a new sheet included to be used in a Calendar Notebook if you are using those too!Calendar Connections Small Outer Space 2

I printed my numbers on cardstock and laminated them before cutting them apart.

You can download these for FREE here!

You can use most of our Calendar Connections cards for any month! We are slowly building up what we hope will be a wide variety of themes to choose from!

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Solar System Sensory & Imagination Bin

Outer Space Sensory Bin

I have been preparing for this Solar System bin for awhile now, with the generous help of my mom, who sent us a surprise box in the mail filled with items for this bin!

IMG_7434 This bin is really hard to photograph because of all of the black items!  Here’s another view when a layer was peeled off after the kids had played a bit…IMG_7492


This bin has led to many hours of imaginative play with all 3 children, here are some shots from just the first day…







A bit of info on where I got some of the stuff:

  • Astronaut Tube BIG HIT!
  • Planets in a Tube
  • Polished rocks { we got a neat bag from AC Moore for about $2} BIG HIT!
  • mini star bucket {from $1 Target aisle}
  • wooden stars, and moons
  • star erasers and buttons
  • Long furry pipe cleaners {I think from Michaels-my mom sent them}
  • Large bouncy balls {to represent planets} Ladybug’s favorite item!
  • Glow in the Dark-planets and stars {the flat kind made for walls}
  • star/moon/sun shaped cookie cutters were from this set
  • BLACK stuff:  unifix cubes, pom poms,  jewels, marbles, beads, color squares, bottle tops, straws, cups, buttons, spoons {yellow spoons too}
  • Oriental Trading has tons of awesome sensory bin items, just search by theme! We got the mini star erasers from them for sure, and a few other things!

Looking for more inspiration?  Here are some outer space bins I found while searching around online! {if I missed yours, please leave a link to it in a comment on this post}!

I will be sharing our bin in upcoming Tot School and Preschool posts as always, so you’ll be sure to see it in action more!  We play with our bin almost every morning as a whole group.

See more Outer Space Learning Ideas on Totally Tots!!!

See more Solar System Learning Ideas here on 1+1+1=1!!

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