Parts of the Sun

We are starting a unit study on outer space! We will be doing a few activities to learn more about space.  Our first activity was to talk about the sun.

We are learning the different parts of the sun. This was very fun! I made a visual aid out of felt to give us a hands-on material to learn the parts of the sun. My kids enjoyed putting together and taking it apart.  They had to name each part of the sun as they were playing with it.

felt sun 2

It was not hard to make. All you need is felt.  Cut out circles in the different sizes to represent each zone. Stack it together and voila! … you have the parts of the sun! 🙂

felt sun

We also worked on our interactive worksheet. This one took a little longer to complete, but the kids LOVED it! and I love the final product! The suns are now hanging on the wall in our school room.

sun craft

Here’s a picture of how it looks at the end.

sun worksheet 1

Another shot  🙂

sun worksheet2

I ended up making a little video to show you how to put it together. I figured it would be easier to see it than me trying to explain it in written instructions. 🙂

Click below to download the file!

—>  The Sun  <—

Hope your kids enjoy this project as much as my kids did!  So much fun!




  1. I appreciate all your ideas and information. Thanks.

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love too, thanks Grismar.

    A big hug from this part of the earth, thanks for the printable.

  3. Thank you for sharing. My children love this!

  4. I used several things from your blog last year (our first in CC)…this year I am a tutor and find your projects absolutely invaluable. The only problem is that I know I won’t have time to do ALL of your great ideas!

  5. Thank you for the video. I’m a very visual person. so it helped a lot! I’m your newest follower. Please follow my blog at I’m brand new to the blogging world. I can’t wait to use this activity with my kids this week. I’ll send you some pics!

  6. Thank you so much for the sun project. I am looking forward to using it at CC.

  7. Thank you so much for the printables on the sun!! They are a great addition to our lapbooks!!

  8. thank you!!! This was perfect for the lapbook I made my kids for the astronomy section of the science memory work for Classical Conversations. I linked to this on my blog about the lapbook

  9. we added this awesome resource to your Astronomy page at

  10. I just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I love this! I teach high school Astronomy and I adapted this activity for my students, who enjoyed it quite a bit.

  11. Jeanine Marshall says

    This was a great resource for helping my son with a 3D model of the sun. Thank you!

  12. Thank you! I’m a special education teacher with 3-6th graders and I appreciate the resources. It helps create hands-on fun for my inattentive learners.

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