This simple colouring page is a great representation of the autumn equinox. You could use greens for the summer leaves then autumn colours for the falling leaves...
The sun is the nearest star to Earth. The Earth and all the planets in our solar systen orbit the sun. Life on Earth depends upon the heat of the sun for warmth and energy.
Learn more about this important star with the help of our resorces below.
The change between the seasons that happens around the autumn equinox is illustrated on this simple but effective poster.
The autumnal equinox is the beginning of Autumn or fall. Use this story paper to record your research on the autumnal equinox or to describe what happens at this time of year, or use as a setting for an original story!
This word search puzzle is all about the Autumn Equinox. Can you find words such as equator, September, autumn and others in the grid?
Our fun sun complete the picture puzzle asks children to fill in the missing parts of the picture by copying the complete sun on the right. It takes a fair amount of concentration to get everything to match up!
We've created a fun and challenging worksheet to help the kids learn about day and night. Can they shade part of the earth in darkness and say whether it's day or night on each picture?
Here's a simple equinox colouring page to print out for the children to colour in - perfect for a space topic.
Use this equinox story paper to describe what an equinox is, or as inspiration for some creative story writing or poetry...
Here's a super activity to help kids understand the relative size of the sun and moon using A3 paper, pens and maybe some tissue paper and glue to decorate the sun. They might be surprised by the end result!
We have two versions of this colouring page, featuring a tree changing from winter to spring. One has the heading 'spring equinox' and the other has the heading 'vernal equinox' - just click on your preferred option below to download and print.
This poster shows a tree changing between two seasons (winter to spring), illustrating the vernal (spring) equinox in a simple way - perfect for a display about changing seasons. Choose from two versions below: 'Spring Equinox' or 'Vernal Equinox".
Use this story paper to write down some facts about the Spring Equinox, or as the setting for a creative story set at this time of year.
Can you find the words relating to the Spring equinox in the grid? If you get stuck we have the solution to help.
Are you learning about the different seasons at the moment? If so, ask the kids to try and complete this Spring Equinox Worksheet, which has questions all about the Spring Equinox, and space to draw and label a picture too.
Print out some alphabet sunshine with our sun alphabet posters printable. The image below is a little misleading, as each letter of the alphabet prints out onto its own page. You could also cut out the suns individually, for a display or banner, perhaps.
Here's a fun activity to help the kids learn more about a solar eclipse. Print the pages onto some card, cut out the suns and moons (and laminate if you wish) - then see if the children can match the suns and moons by size to create their own solar eclipse!
Scrunching up tissue paper is always a great activity for younger children, who will also enjoy the stickiness of sticking it to the paper plate. This mobile looks colourful hung up "in the sky" and will illustrate how we change from sun in the daytime to the moon at night.
This pretty sun design looks like it might come from an old etching or brass design. Fun for older children to colour in. Perhaps they could come up with their own design using similar principles?
Here's a fun way to practice addition, with the help of some suns! Roll two dice, add up the numbers and colour in the answer - you can time yourself against the clock, or play against a friend!
This simple introduction to dot to dots is a perfect way to introduce them to young children. Have them follow the dots slowly counting out loud as they complete our sun dot to dot.
This finger tracing word use a good one for very beginners, featuring a simple CVC phonics word for them to trace over, first with their finger and then with a pencil.
This useful finger tracing worksheet starts the children off with a simple phonic word - SUN - to trace, and a large sun to colour in.
Have fun following the squares one by one on this grid copy puzzle. It'll be a test of observation skills to get the pattern on the sun right!
Copy this picture of a summer sun from the left grid to the right. It looks difficult, but if you take it one square at a time it isn't so hard!
Bring a little sunshine into your home with this super easy sun handprint craft for summer! And as it involves some painting, some tracing, some cutting and some sticking, it proves a particularly popular craft for kids!
Our Sun handwriting worksheet is a good one for beginners, featuring as it does a simple CVC phonic word. Use it with your weather topic or as part of a space theme.
Brighten up the classroom for summer with these fun sun numbers. Each number prints out onto its own page - but the more patient of you can cut out the suns if you prefer! We have a sun alphabet printable, too.
The sun is out on this playdough mat, but it needs some rays adding to it! A fun activity for a weather topic and you can laminate the mat too so you can reuse it.
This bright and simple illustrated poster of a sun is perfect for cutting out and using for displays, as well as for vocab work. You could also use it as a writing frame.
Cut out the bright suns and ask the kids to sort them from biggest to smallest. Then mix the suns up again, and ask the kids to sort from smallest to biggest! You can laminate the suns too for extra durability.
This lovely sun template comes in five different sizes so we hope that you will find just what you need for your crafts or displays.
This sun template is a little tricky to cut out, but would look fabulous in orange or deep yellow paper or card.
Get the pencils out and have some fun tracing the dotted lines on this lovely sun – perfect for your summer or weather-themed activities.
The sun has a smiley face and quite a bit of detail on this tracing page, so it's a bit more of a challenge for the kids!
Trace over the letters of the word sun, and colour in the picture. You might want to use this word tracing worksheet for a weather topic, or when learning about the planets.
Find the pairs of matching suns, then find the odd one out! This bright sun match up puzzle is great for younger children.