The Fingers and Yarn Etsy store has come up with a fun (and soft) way to teach kids about the solar system.
About the Knit Solar System:
A collection of 10 knit and stuffed spheres featuring each planet and the Sun (and yes, I included Pluto even though he is, sadly, no longer a planet. Explain why to your child for additional bonus points!) These toys are a great way to spark interest in space for kids… or a wonderful gift for your space-loving friends.
Each is colorfully embroidered with its initials for reference. Diameters range from 2 to 9 inches across, and their sizes are accurate in relation to each other (Pluto is smaller than the Earth, and so on). The colors used are as accurate as possible. Are they made perfectly to scale? Of course not! Are the colors exactly right? No, it’s yarn! Are they super fun and educational? Absolutely!