Gazing up at the night sky while stopping to observe the stars is magical. Free printable star coloring pages are a great way to get your kids thinking about all of those stars.
Whether you are looking for supplemental materials for a solar system unit of study or just looking for some star designs to color, these sheets are for you!
Kids of all ages enjoy star gazing. Learning about science is easy when you incorporate a few independent activities for your kids.
Not just for coloring, the printable pictures can be cut out and used for paper based crafts.
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The Milky Way Galaxy
As you gaze up at the night sky, you are observing the Milky Way Galaxy. Small stars may appear to be little, but they may actually be larger than our sun!
On a clear night, you may be lucky enough to spot the hazy gases of the milk way galaxy as a large band going across the sky.
Fun Fact: Our galaxy, the milky way contains around 200 billion stars!
Gallexies contain not only collection of stars, but planets, dust, and gases. Our milky way is thought to be 13.51 billion years old!
The stars that we observe in space are large balls of gas. These bright balls of gas look nothing like the image on this coloring page! Real stars are spherical in shape.
Did you know that our sun is actually a star? Made of hydrogen and helium, it makes energy (heat and light) by nuclear fusion. Older kids will enjoy learning about how two hydrogen atoms fuse together to form one helium atom.
Pair these printable star coloring pages with a few educational books about the universe. Book recommendations can be found within this post and in our bookshop.
Books and field guides are great ways to learn about stars and space with your kids.
Even if they do not understand all of the information, introducing them to science early can help spark an interest in young children.
Believe it or not, a shooting star is actually a piece of rock or dust. As it enters Earth's atmosphere we notice it moving across the sky. Shooting stars, or falling stars can reach speeds of over 100,000 miles per hour!
Coloring and creating is a fun way for kids to practice fine motor skills. Encourage your child to strengthen their creative skills by adding more designs to white space on these sheets.
Learning about stars and our solar system can be a little overwhelming for some children. Hopefully, this collection of star coloring pages will provide your kids with a fun way to start exploring the night sky.
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These printable pdf files were created by Nature Inspired Learning and are for personal use only in your home or classroom. All of these free star coloring sheets are for non-commercial use. Have questions, send me an email at julie (at) natureinspiredlearning (dot) com.