Summer is here and there is no doubt that it’s going to be a bright and sunny one! Besides providing us heat all year round (and maybe too much of it in the summer months), the Sun has so many more functions.
The Sun is the center of our solar system, and its gravity keeps all the planets and everything else within the solar system in its orbit. It’s the ultimate source of energy that sustains life here on Earth. Moreover, the interactions between the Earth and the Sun causes weather patterns, seasons, ocean currents, and much more.
Here are free printable Sun templates that you can use as stencils for summer crafts, solar system crafts, weather projects, and other activities involving the Sun. I created small, medium, and large suns as well as suns with different sun rays. I also included colored sun templates that you can simply print and cut out.
And for your preschoolers and kindergarteners, there are also cute sun coloring pages. Your kids can use crayons, markers, or colored pencils to decorate the sun coloring sheets on a rainy day.
Free Printable Sun Templates
These sun template printables are free to download and for personal or classroom use only. Please do not distribute the digital file to others. If you have family or friends who would love these sun printouts, please refer them to this post so they can download their own copies.
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Large Sun Template
This large sun template is versatile and can be used as a stencil for many sun crafts. The large size sun is perfect for preschoolers to cut out and practice their scissor skills.
The sun template measure 8″ high and 8″ wide.
Large Yellow and Orange Sun Template
In case you don’t have colored construction paper or cardstock on hand, you can print this yellow sun with orange sun rays on your color printer.
Large Yellow Sun Template
This large sun template is completely yellow.
Fun fact for your kids: the color of the sun is actually white. The sun emits all colors of visible light, and the combination of all colors mixed together appear white to our eyes. However, the Earth’s atmosphere scatters light and make the sun appear orange or yellow.
Medium Sun Template Printable
These medium sun templates print 4 to a page and measures 3.75″ high and 3.75″ wide.
Medium Yellow and Orange Sun Printable
This medium sun template as a yellow center and orange sun rays.
Medium Yellow Sun to Cut Out
Here are the 4 medium sun templates in all yellow.
Small Sun Templates
Here are 9 small sun templates that you can cut out for a group of kids for sun-themed craft projects. Each sun outline measures about 2.4″ high and 2.4″ across when printed at full size.
Sun Template with Curved Sun Rays
Here is a sun printable with curved sun rays instead of sun rays portrayed with lots of sharp angles. It has a softer look than the templates provided above.
Sun Template with Triangle Sun Rays
This sun template has individual triangles as sun rays. This is a great activity for preschoolers to cut out all the different shapes and then piece them together to make a sun. They can also practice counting by adding up the total number of triangles.
Sun Template with Long Triangle Sun Rays
If you want to show that the sun is brightly shining in the sky, here is a template with very long isosceles triangles as the sun rays. Perhaps you can use this for a summer sun that is emitting lots of heat and making our ice cream melt!
Circular Saw Sun Template
Here is a sun template that is more unique. The way the sun rays curve it makes the sun looks like a circular saw. Pretty cool!
Free Printable Sun Coloring Pages
Sun with Sunglasses Coloring Page
This sun is wearing sunglasses and looking mighty cool. I can’t get over the irony!
Happy Sun Coloring Sheet
Just an adorable sun, happy as can be!
Laughing Sun Coloring Sheet
I don’t know what is so funny, but this cute sun is laughing about something! Perhaps it’s laughing at a corny sun joke, like:
Why did the sun go to school?
To get brighter!
Sun Craft Ideas and Sun Activities
If you don’t have a sun project in mind, here are some fun sun craft ideas and activities you can do with your kids.
- Use the sun printables as stencils and have your toddler or preschooler practice their pencil grip and fine motor skills by tracing the outline with a pencil.
- Make a sun suncatcher that you can hang in front of a large window.
- Incorporate the sun template in a lesson about the movement of the Sun, Earth, and Moon relative to each other.
- Create the solar system with all the planets revolving around the Sun.
- Make weather cards to learn about the different weather patterns and use them to chart the weather for the week.
- Sing You Are My Sunshine with your kids and have them decorate the sun coloring pages with crayons, markers, colored pencils, and other embellishments like glitter afterward.
How to Download the Free Sun Templates
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