Solar Eclipse Activities for the Classroom

Is a solar eclipse coming and you need some fun ideas to introduce it to your students? Here are some solar eclipse activities for the…

Is a solar eclipse coming and you need some fun ideas to introduce it to your students?

Here are some solar eclipse activities for the classroom to teach and celebrate this amazing natural phenomenon!

  1. READ ABOUT THE SOLAR ECLIPSE

There are so many great books on solar eclipses, the sun, and the moon to help students build background knowledge! Click to the image below grab them for your classroom now!

2. CREATE A FUN CRAFT

Cut a big circle from a sheet of yellow construction paper to resemble the sun. Cut a smaller circle from a sheet of gray construction paper for the moon then fasten it with a metal brad to the sun cut out on top. Slowly slide the moon to cover the sun to show how the moon covers the sun during an eclipse.

To get the template below, click on the image.

3. DOCUMENT THE MOMENT

If the solar eclipse is during the school day, have students record this very special moment to keep for memories! If it happens at home, you can send this printable with students to complete with their family.

4. PROTECT YOUR EYES

Don’t forget to protect your eyes and your students’ eyes if you are observing the solar eclipse at school. Here is a pair that is perfect for elementary students!

If you need additional resources, check out my Solar Eclipse Packet below!