28th April 2022 All Posts

8 Facts About 8 Planets in our Solar System

International Space Day is just around the corner, and it’s the ideal time to teach children in the early years about what lies beyond our world. Space is a fascinating place, and there are so many wonderful things to see, experience, and learn about. 

Today we are going to share a fun fact about each of the planets in our solar system!

  1. Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system, and it is shrinking every day!
  2. Venus is the brightest natural object in the sky after the moon. 
  3. Earth is the only planet proven to have life (that we know of).
  4. Mars, the red planet, is named after the Roman god of war.
  5. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system – so big that it would fit every other planet inside it twice!
  6. Saturn has a whopping 82 moons. 
  7. Uranus is the coldest planet in the solar system. 
  8. Neptune, the blue planet, is named after the Roman god of the sea.

We hope you enjoyed these fun facts about our solar system. Have you downloaded our free International Space Day Activity Guide yet? It features 10 fun activities and crafts you can do at home or in your setting with early years children to learn more about space. 

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