Do you want to teach your child about the solar system? Use the free Solar System Coloring Pages to help them learn and have fun!

These free solar system coloring pages are perfect for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and early elementary aged kids (in the 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade).

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They can be used as part of a classroom or homeschool unit on the solar system, space, or earth science- or just for good educational fun!

You can use the solar system coloring book if you’re planning a trip to a local space museum or before using a telescope to introduce some of the vocabulary beforehand, or as an activity to keep them busy on the car trip!


solar system coloring pages with example pages


Free Educational Solar System Coloring Pages

In this free Solar System Coloring Book, you’ll get 10 different pages to help kids learn all about our solar system. They’ll learn:

  • The names of the 8 planets (and one dwarf planet)
  • What the solar system is made up of
  • What the planets are made up of
  • Interesting facts about each planet

These coloring pages feature both pictures for the kids to color and simple facts about our solar system! 

They also go great with these Astronaut Coloring Pages

Here’s a look inside the  solar system coloring book:


Solar System Coloring Pages: The Planets

There is a coloring page for each of the planets in the solar system. 

They all feature the name of the planet, a large planet to color, and some facts about the planet.


mercury coloring page example


You will also get a Solar System coloring page that features the entire solar system in miniature!

This page includes the planets, stars, comets, asteroids and more!


solar system coloring page




How to Use the Solar System Coloring Pages

Here are just a few ways to use these fun solar system coloring pages:

  • As part of a pre-trip activity to learn about the solar system before visiting the space museum, planetarium, or using a telescope.
  • Car (or plane) ride activity- just add a clipboard and a box of crayons and you’ve got yourself a screen free activity to pass the time!
  • For a calming (and educational) activity when your child needs a quiet moment to calm or recharge
  • As part of a Social Studies center in the classroom or homeschool. Just print off the solar system coloring sheets and keep them on hand whenever a student/child needs a quick activity.
  • As part of an space themed bulletin board or classroom display
  • Indoor activity on a rainy day
  • To occupy little hands when they have to wait ( doctor appointments, dentist, early finishers, etc.)
  • Have your child cut out each planet and make a 3-D solar system mobile!
  • As part of a space themed unit in your classroom,  homeschool, or co-op.
  • As part of a solar system research project- even young kids can learn to research! Have them find out what colors the planets are and color them as accurately as possible.

Basically anything you can think of- just add crayons, markers, pens, color pencils and you’ve got yourself a quick and easy activity for your kids or your students!


Jupiter coloring page


Coloring isn’t just busy work, it’s also great for developing skills such as:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Imagination
  • Creativity
  • Visual motor skills
  • Independence

And once you add in the educational nature of these solar system coloring sheets- you get even more benefits!


Download the Solar System Coloring Book Now

Ready to download the free coloring book and start learning all about the solar system with your kids? Just click below.


Please remember that these Solar System Coloring Pages are for your personal or classroom use only. They cannot be used in any commercial fashion. If you’d like to share this resource with a friend, please give them the link to this page so they can download it themselves. Please don’t share the file directly. Thank you!

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