Teaching Resource

The Solar System – Cut and Paste Activity

PDF | 3 pages|Grades: 1 - 3

A cut and paste activity where students make a mini solar system book.

A Mini Book of Planets

Students will demonstrate their fine motor skills and create a mini notebook to help them remember the order of the planets.


  1. Print pages 1 and 2 back-to-back. Print the page of planets single sided. (Use the ‘Actual size’ printer setting for best results).
  2. Cut the mini book page in half along the solid cutting line.
  3. Fold along the fold lines to match the illustrations.
  4. Glue the matching letter pages together, joining the two halves with page ‘B’.
  5. Colour the sun and the planets.
  6. Cut out the sun and the label and stick them on the first page inside the mini-book.
  7. Stick the planets of the solar system in the correct order one to a page, including the back page of the mini-book.

To help students cut and paste the planets of the solar system in the correct order, display the following poster.

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