Many toddlers and preschoolers are capable of understanding that the moon goes round (orbits) the earth and the earth orbits the sun. And primary school children will enjoy the activity too and be able to use the completed model to understand some interesting facts.
A hands-on craft activity to build a sun, earth, moon model helps kids to really understand the relationship between the planet we live on, its moon and the sun. You can put the model up on the wall afterwards as a reminder of the sun - earth - moon system.
Kids who learn science in a fun practical way are more likely to remember it.
Some of the activities here are best done over the course of a lunar month as our view of the moon changes, so remember to bookmark this page so you can find it again.