Orbiting Planets Counting Activity / Planet Sorting Activity

Orbiting Planets Counting Activity / Planet Sorting Activity
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This counting activity is out of this world! Place the sun in the center of a paint palette with 10 wells. Add the planets (pom-poms) to the wells to orbit around the sun. Then, find the total and write it on the sun. Great math center with a space theme!

Learn more about the attributes of the planets with these planet sorting cards. Sort them into the various categories (few or no moons vs. many moons, no rings vs. rings, hot vs. cold, small vs. giant, inner vs. outer, close to the sun vs. far from the sun, rocky vs. gaseous) and learn that the 4 inner planets are alike and the 4 outer planets are alike.


  • Suns (with / without a space for a total)
  • Solar System diagram
  • Planet Label / Sorting Cards
  • Planet Sorting Headings (7 total)
  • Orbiting Planets Counting Cards (8 with numbers 1-5, 8 with numbers 1-10, and 8 blank ones)

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