“So, like, the last time this happened you were a baby??? That was, like, a million years ago!!” All three of my sons burst into a fit of laughter. I am okay with being the brunt of their happiness and rock star STEAM learning & experiences, especially when it comes to solar eclipse activities!
We’re headed to the see the eclipse in TOTALITY (yes, that is 100% complete darkness) in Casper, Wyoming. As I gear up for the road and camping trip, I researched loads of amazing eclipse activities for kids!
Of course, I had to share these activities with you.
Easy & Fun Solar Eclipse Activities for Kids
I gathered solar eclipse activities for elementary and preschool-aged kids.
Grab a Book of Already Prepared Eclipse Activities for Kids
The Ultimate Total Eclipse Activity Book is the ultimate road trip and camping tool. My boys devoured these books and we haven’t even left the house, yet. Perfect for those of us running short on time.
Create a Solar Eclipse
Create a Solar Eclipse with a golf ball and a slightly larger plastic ball. Doesn’t get much easier than that learning activity!
Make a DIY Solar Eclipse Viewer
We’ve seen a million eclipse viewers out there but this one from The Mama Workshop takes the cake. I love how the creator decorated her viewer and really made it her own. Plus, she made it out of a recycled pampers box. What is not to love?
Moon Observation Journal
This truly hands-on recommendation comes with a FREE Moon Journal printable so get on it! Plus Buggy and Buddy knows what she is talking about and offers loads of high quality, creative astronomy learning activities for kids.
Total Eclipse T-Shirt
I already snagged one of these perfect for the Total Eclipse occasion t-shirts.
As usual, NASA delivers amazing math & science with this resource. This NASA link outlines the center, the umbras, and the center line of the 2017 eclipse. Plus, the NASA page has images and information on past eclipses.
Other Total Eclipse Resources
- Get Arty with the Total Eclipse – You have to check out these beautiful and fun total eclipse art projects for kids from Nasa’s website. Beyond these activities, NASA offers loads of learning resources for parents and teachers across a wide range of age.
- K thru 12 Activities for Kids from NASA – Everything from information about the sun to a wide range of activities for kids K thru 12.
- Total Eclipse Word Search (Free Download)
- Eye on the Sky Lessons about the Sun
- Learn about shadows
- Learn about light energy
- 25 Open Ended Questions for Kids
- Ways to Encourage Scientific Thinking