Order of the Planets Mnemonic Device

Order of the planets mnemonic device where students lift a flap to reveal the name of the planet that matches that word in the mnemonic device

Did you learn a mnemonic device when you were a kid to help you memorize the order of the planets? I learned “My very eager mother just served us nine pizzas.” Pizzas has changed to just nachos since Pluto is no longer a planet, but it’s still a fun way to remember the names of all of the planets! 

Order of the Planets Mnemonic Device


This mnemonic device flip sheet is really simple to put together.

  1. Students color the astronaut with crayons, colored pencils or markers.
  2. They cut out the template and then cut along the dotted lines to make the flaps.
  3. Students glue the astronaut template onto the left-hand side of the planets template.
  4. They lift each flap to reveal the planet name that matches that part of the mnemonic device.

I’ve included a blank template if students would rather create their own mnemonic device to help them remember the order of the planets.

Use the flip-sheet in class to help students review the order of the planets and then send it home with them so they can share their learning with their family. It’s a great tool for parents to use to help their children study at home.

This fun activity is part of my solar system unit for kindergarten and first grade. It’s a week-long comprehensive unit that covers science, math, reading, writing, handwriting and art. It even comes with detailed lesson plans just for you! Click here to learn more!

Free Mnemonic Device Flip Sheet

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