Earlier this year, we shared the basics of teaching astronomy at home. Now, we want to share a super fun game you can use to review what you have learned about the planets!
We had a blast playing this game as a family, even our 6-year-old understood how to play. It’s a great way to sneak in some super-fun review after you have learned about what is out in space!
1. Set up the game.
2. The oldest player begins the game by choosing a card from the “Pick-up Pile” and then reading the clue.
3. All the players need to determine what planet or space object the clue is referring to and then place a marker on the correct one. For example:
3. Have the oldest player place the game card face up on the “Discard Pile” box. If any of the players haven’t guessed the answer by that time, they can look at the picture on the card to know where to place their marker.
4. Then, the player to the right of the oldest player chooses the next card, reads the clue from the card, and discards the card.
5. Gameplay continues in the same manner until someone wins. (Note - If you run out of cards before someone wins, simply shuffle the deck and begin again.)
Be the first player to get five planets or space objects in a row and yell out “Planetary Bingo!”
You can use the Planetary Bingo Cards for a game of Memory. Simply lay the cards face down in a six-by-six grid. Have the player flip over the cards, read the clues, and determine if the cards are a match. If yes, have the player take the match and flip over two more cards. If not, have the player flip the cards back over.
Before you play this game, you can use the following resources to learn more about the solar system.
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