Ultimate List of Solar Eclipse Resources for Kids {printables, unit studies, crafts, food, and more!}

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The country is buzzing about the solar eclipse that will include a path of totality across major portions of the United States on Monday, 8/21/17. I will have to admit, I am pretty excited about this once in a lifetime event. While our address is not directly in the path of totality, we are at 96% coverage, and that, my friends, is good enough for me. My children are equally as excited and since that is also the first day of our new homeschool year, I plan to make it extra fun for them.

If you are looking for some fun ideas to celebrate the solar eclipse with your children, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve compiled a list of 75 eclipse activities ranging from free printables, to crafts, to unit studies, to hands-on activities, to food and party ideas. Check it out!


FREE 2017 Solar Eclipse Worksheet Keepsake

FREE Solar Eclipse Bible Study Pack from Future Flying Saucers

FREE Solar Eclipse Printable Pack from A Moment in Our World

FREE Solar Eclipse Lapbooking and Notebooking Pages from Dear Homeschooler

Solar Eclipse Paper Model from Only Passionate Curiosity

FREE Solar Eclipse – Find the Main Idea Worksheet from K12 Reader

FREE Solar and Lunar Eclipse Difference Worksheet from Education.com

FREE Solar Eclipse Printable Worksheets from That Bald Chick

Solar Eclipse Printable Worksheets

FREE Printable Solar Eclipse Investigation Chart from Kids Activities Blog

Model of Earth and Sun’s Orbit from More Time 2 Teach

FREE Printable Eclipse Projector from Left Brain Right Brain

Solar Eclipse Journal FREEBIE from That Teaching Spark

Solar Eclipse Mini Book from Only Passionate Curiosity

Total Solar Eclipse Mini Book

FREE Eclipse Posters from TEKSUS – It’s Organic

FREE Eclipse Diagrams from Surff Doggy

FREE Solar Eclipse Emergent Reader from Kindergarten Smorgasboard

FREE Solar System Printable Cards from Research Parent

Solar Eclipse Mad Libs from Rise Over Run

Solar Eclipse Printable Pack for Kids from Extremely Good Parenting


Total Solar Eclipse Painted Plates from JDaniel4’s Mom

Solar Eclipse Craft from Books and Giggles

Make Your Own Eclipse T-Shirt from KC Parent

Coffee Filter Solar Eclipse Craft from Look! We’re Learning


Postcards from Totality! from Orbit Oregon

Foil-Printed Moon Craft from A Dab of Glue Will Do

Sun, Moon, and Earth Masks from All That’s Good

Kindergarten Solar Eclipse Craft Project from eHow Arts & Crafts


Make an Oatmeal Container Pinhole Camera for Eclipses from JDaniel4’s Mom

Create an Eclipse Diagram with Coins from Only Passionate Curiosity

Solar Eclipse Citizen Science Project from NASA

Solar Eclipse Simulator from Berkeley University

Do-it-Yourself Solar Eclipse from Education.com

Make a Pinhole Viewing Box from Life with Moore Babies

Create a Solar Eclipse with Balls and a Flashlight at Inspiration Laboratories


Build Your Own Pinhole Projector from From ABCs to ACTs

DIY Solar Eclipse Viewer from The Mama Workshop

Yardstick Eclipse Demonstration from Night Sky Network

Math Challenges Related to the Eclipse from NASA

Earth Sun Moon Acrostic Poems from The Science Penguin

Solar Eclipse Video Art Lessons from Chalk Pastel


Playing with Shadows from Simple Play Ideas

Night and Day Sensory Activity from Twodaloo

Exploring a Solar Eclipse with Simple DIY Models from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots

How Can the Little Moon Hide the Giant Sun? Activity from Eye on the Sky

Make an Easy and Safe Pinhole Eclipse Viewer from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls

NASA Eclipse Activity Guide from NASA

Unit Studies

FREE Solar Eclipse Math Lesson & Mini Unit from A+ Homeschool

Solar Eclipse Lapbook from Jimmie’s Collage

FREE Eclipse Activity eBook from Apologia

FREE Eclipse Activity eBook

Eclipse and Patterns of the Sun, Moon, and Earth from Little Log Cottage School

Eclipse Unit Studies Package from Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett

Learning About Space Unit from Teacher By the Beach

Montessori Inspired Solar System Introduction from Mama’s Happy Hive

Space Unit Study from Gift of Curiosity

Food and Party

Solar Eclipse Bento Lunch from Eats Amazing

Solar Eclipse Cookies from Orbit Oregon

Total Solar Eclipse Tostadas from Alison’s Allspice

How to Make Easy Mini Moon Pies from The Good Stuff

Solar Eclipse Sandwich Snack from Edventures with Kids


Eclipse Cookies from Sky at Night Magazine

Galaxy Cupcakes from Peas and Peonies

Moon Phase Oreos from Natural Beach Living

Iced Moon Pie Treats from Celebration Shoppe

Homemade Galaxy Ice Cream from Some of This and That

Solar Eclipse Cake from Gifter Grid

Edible Eclipse Models from British Science Association

Other Fun Stuff

Cool Total Solar Eclipse Facts from Homeschooling Today

25 facts you should know about the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse from Astronomy Magazine

FREE 2017 Solar Eclipse Guide from Star Net Libraries

Totality Eclipse App from Big Kid Science

What Will Happen During the Solar Eclipse? Video from SciShow Kids

What is a Solar Eclipse? Video from Ballinger Family

Everything You Need to Know about the Great American Solar Eclipse! from Share It! Science News

Eclipse Live Stream from NASA

Total Solar Eclipse App from Exploratorium

Eclipse Maps from NASA

How do you plan to celebrate the solar eclipse with your children? Share your ideas and plans in the comments!

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for pulling all these great ideas into one post!

  2. Great list of resources!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you so much for compiling this list! I spent my entire afternoon and evening going through it, and I’m not finished! I used the keepsake worksheet you linked. I love it! We weren’t in the path of totality, and I was completely unprepared (until I found your list well after the eclipse), but I had fun writing things with our eclipse viewer. I posted my creations on my blog: http://kandidkatie.blogspot.com/2017/08/celebrating-solar-eclipse.html

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