It’s Earth Day on 22nd April. This is the perfect opportunity for kids to learn how unique our planet is, and why it’s so important that we take care of it!
One way to appreciate this properly is to understand our place in the universe, or more specifically our solar system.
Today we have a print and play Free Printable Solar System Bingo game to help little astronauts memorize the names and characteristics of the sun and the eight planets in our solar system, including our very own Earth!
Free Printable Solar System Bingo
- Full PDF of the Free Printable Solar System Bingo (Available for Instant Digital Download)
- Pom poms in different colors
- Colored Markers
Instructions to Set Up the Game:
1. Download and print the Free Printable Solar System Bingo. The full set includes 6 bingo mats plus 9 solar system cards on a separate page. For best results, print them out on card stock.
2. Laminate the mats and the card sheets so that you can use them again and again.
3. Cut out the cards along the black outline, shuffle and place upside down.
4. Place colorful pom poms in a bowl and hand one to each player.
To Play the Game:
1. You need at least 2 players to play this game.
2. Distribute the boards randomly to each player, along with a bowl of colorful pom poms.
3. Each bingo card is different and has a random selection of pictures. Place the cards inside a wide jar or hat.
4. The caller draws a card from a jar, and players marks the space off on their card. You can do this with pom poms, markers or other game pieces.
5. The first person to have a straight line vertically, horizontally or full House is the winner.
Make the game more fun by using different kinds of game pieces to mark the mats. We recommend laminating the sheets, because you’re quite likely to be playing this game several times! Who knows, this might just inspire your kids to make their own solar system model!