It is so hard to find fun activities to do while teaching the Sun, Moon, and Earth. This game comes with 48 questions/facts. Some of them will be review, some are easy to guess, and some are challenging. Your students will have fun. Mine got super excited just over the colors and graphics. Below you will find what you will need and how to play.
Sun, Moon, & Earth Game Rules
Be the first player to reach the Sun by following the pathway of multi-colored circle spaces.
Sun, Moon & Earth Board, 4 Space Kid Character Pawns, 48 Cards, and the Rules. (Each group will need a die provided for them.)
Shuffle the cards well. Place them in a pile face down within easy reach of all players. The youngest student should go first. That student draws the top card and reads the question to the person on their right. If the person to their right gives the correct answer, then he or she rolls the die and moves their pawn accordingly. That person then draws a card to read to the person on their left. If the player gives the wrong answer, the correct answer is read aloud so that everyone learns a new fact.
How to Play:
1. Each player chooses a different character pawn. (You may use the ones provided or something from your classroom like small chips.)
2. All players begin at the “Start” that is located on the Earth.
3. All players travel in the direction towards the Sun.
4. Only when the players answer the question correctly, they may roll the die and move forward.
5. If a player lands on the yellow dot that is attached to the shooting star, they may follow the star to the pink dot.
6. Two or more players may accompany the same space.
7. If all the cards are used, then the game is not finished. Reshuffle them and use the pile over again until a winner is determined.
Winning the Game:
The first player to reach the Sun wins the game!
Teacher Set Up
Print off 1 copy of the board game for each group of 2-4 students. -(Looks best on card stock.)
Print off 1 copy of the game cards for each group of 2-4 students. (I copy the space image on the backside of the cards so that they look cool when they are cut-out and upside down in the pile.) -(Looks best on card stock.)
Print off 1 copy of the 4 Space Kids for each group of 2-4 students. -(Works best on cardstock.) You may also use any markers in your classroom, such as colored chips.
Cut out individual cards and Space Kids and laminate them along with the board game.
Make sure you have one die for each group.