Solar System Totbook


A few months ago we did a space theme unit with a focus on the Solar System. While this subject was quite new for my other kids, this was more like revisiting in detail for Yusef who had already made a small Solar System Lapbook when he was younger.

Yusef and Samira were working on a Solar System Giant Lapbook together as part of their studies. I had started out with the intention that the lapbook would be a project just for Samira to work on, but as I looked through the files I found it to be so large and detailed I knew Yusef would benefit from joining in too.

And, of course, I wanted something  for Amina and Basma to do so that they could be involved too. I found the templates for this totbook on the 1+1+1=1 website, you can download it HERE.  It’s fairly simple, but is sufficient for a general understanding of the Solar System.

From this totbook they learned about:

  • The planet names and their order
  • Other satellites in our Solar System (Sun, Moon, Stars, Asteroids, Comets)
  • Space related Vocabulary
  • How to construct simple sentences using words and pictures

This is Amina working on the front cover, colouring the planets. When it was complete, she and Basma used glitter glue pens to add on stars.


This is the totbook folded out. I used a sheet of A3 black card fold in to the centre, equal on both sides like a shutter.


This flapbook helps teach the names of the planets and their sequence.




On these two cards the kids cut out and glued down the objects that were planets and those that were not.



These are some memory cards. You can play several games with these. They are good for learning space vocabulary and then you can match the labels to the pictures.





In this pocket are short words and pictures that can be used to construct simple sentences.




After completing the totbook we made a little poster to help remember the order and names of the planets.



5 comments on “Solar System Totbook

  1. assalam u alaikum sister
    very nice tot lapbooks mashallah . ,may allah reward u for sharing
    sis i want to download solar system tot book and solar system giant lapbook . how can i download these two lap books please help me may allah reward you abundantly ameen

    • Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Sister.

      The links are underlined in the blog post. If you click on them it will take you to the website where you can download the files to make the lapbook and totbook.

  2. al salam aleekom
    Very nice work Masha Allah.
    I decide to de register my daughter( 8 y) from the school in September , but I am really confuse from where to start and how ? your lap-books is very nice and good . but how do I start . my daughter is impatient and she do not like writing .
    any advice .

  3. Assalam alaikum Sister,

    I cant find the link to download the totbook. Its really appropriate for my son and I would love to get started with it. Please share the link.
    Jazakallah Khair

  4. Walaykum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu Sister Noor.

    I’ve added a download link now … you can also download by clicking here: https://workspaces.acrobat.com/?d=*-Igazw4uTEf7SoZ4WWomQ

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