The 10 Best Solar System Toys

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This wiki has been updated 20 times since it was first published in February of 2018. Playtime can prove to be an excellent opportunity for learning, and if your children have shown even the slightest interest in outer space, they're going to love the educational fun that these solar system toys have to offer. Our selection contains a wide variety of options, from exciting card games and puzzles to planets that can stick to walls and magnetic surfaces. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. USA Toyz LED Constellation Globe

2. Melissa & Doug Floor Puzzle

3. Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Display

Editor's Notes

April 08, 2020:

Anyone interested in the solar system today has a diverse selection of toys and games to pick from, from puzzles like the Melissa & Doug Floor Puzzle to cozy plush toys like the Celestial Buddies Moon. Today we added in several fun new choices, like the Learning Resources Shining Stars Projector, which young astronomers will enjoy using to portray realistic photos on the wall using the three included slides. It’s easy for little ones and parents to carry around the house as needed, thanks to its easy-carry handle and sturdy purple stand.

The Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Display, another new addition, consists of pieces that will adhere to a white board, making it great for educators teaching about the solar system. They will also attach to a fridge or any other magnetic surface, so they’re also suitable for any parent of a budding astronomer. If you prefer decals that stick to walls or tiles instead, look to the Decowall Wall Decals, which are easy to remove and reposition as you like, without leaving behind messy residue.

For young kids who would enjoy a simple way to project outer space photos on the wall, we added the Learning Resources Shining Stars Projector, which comes with three discs containing eight images each. It’s lightweight and easy to move around the house, thanks to a carrying handle and a sturdy purple stand.

In this update, we removed the University Games Great Explorations 3-D planet set, which some say doesn’t glow brightly enough for their liking, as well as the 4M Planetarium , which can be rather difficult to assemble. The SmartLab Stars and Planets, which is unavailable at this time, also made its departure from the list.

Special Honors

Rocket Duvet & Pillow Set Your little one will turn bedtime into a space odyssey with this spaceship-themed bedding set. It features a high-quality rocket print that spans the length of both components when they’re lined up properly. It’s designed in the Netherlands and made in Portugal from 100% cotton with a 160 thread count, and measures 58 inches in length and 86 inches in width. It can be washed in warm water, inside out, and is safe to place in the dryer.

4. Scratch and Sketch Activity Book

5. Celestial Buddies Moon

6. Decowall Wall Decals

7. Qurious Space STEM

8. Learning Resources Shining Stars Projector

9. ScienceGeek Kinetic Art Asteroid

10. Crocodile Creek Blue Playground

Karen Bennett
Last updated by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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