Here’s another space themed printable – a Solar System coloring page.
I’m a big fan of learning about space – there’s just so much we don’t yet know, and I know a lot of children love the mystery of it all too – there’s just soooo much we still have to discover!
And if you want to do a little research first, so that you can teach them more about our part of the universe, NASA have an awesome site, with a great map of the Solar System, 3D planets they can move around, and some super facts!
If your little ones are after some more space themed coloring, they may want to check out this cool planet coloring booklet.
And if they just love space, there’s more space themed activities here.
What Skills Can Your kids Learn When Coloring?
Now you may not think it, but there’s actually quite a lot of skills that can be practiced and developed when your children are happily coloring away.
This space coloring page can help your children practice and develop their writing skills, such as:
- Hand-eye coordination – to be able to understand what they are seeing and get their hands to go where they want them to go
- Hand and finger strength – the ability to be able to apply enough pressure to make marks on the page and hold the pencil firmly
- Hand dominance – developing and strengthening the skill of one of their hands
- Crossing the mid-line – this is the ability to cross the imaginary line running down the center of your body – it means they won’t have to switch hands if they want to color on the other side of the page
- Pencil control – holding the pencil correctly to allow for a full and fluid range of movement
These are all vital skills that will set them up to be brilliant at writing in the future!
Coloring pages can also be great for children’s focus when they’re trying their hardest to stay in the lines, and I’m sure as anyone out there who’s ever picked up an ‘adult’ coloring book – they can also be a great way to relax and have a moment of calm.
How To Prepare This Solar System Coloring Page
First you’ll need to download it by clicking on the download box at the bottom of the page.
Not a member yet – what are you waiting for? Become a member and get INSTANT access to all the awesome activities today.
Then grab some crayons, pencils or other artsy materials and you’re pretty much done.
Time for your little learners to relax with some space themed coloring!