Build the Solar System with Spielgaben Toys

Learn about space and build your own solar system with Spielgaben toys, you can even create your own gravitational wave.

I’m so lucky that my son has a father who loves teaching him about the solar system, something he is very passionate about. I prefer biology so I leave this stuff to their father. 

There was a recent discovery that proved one of Einstein’s theory was correct, gravitational waves. They are ripples in space and scientists just discovered their existence which marked a huge historical event for scientists. Einstein predicted 100 years ago that black holes or neutron stars rapidly orbiting each other, as you can see in the center of our model, can create ripples in space.

Since we’re learning about the solar system in science, my son decided to build them with our Spielgaben Toys and he tried to make the distance according to scale although we know that the sun should be gigantic, this is all we had.


The first four planets that are closer to the sun are very close together, he made Earth blue since it’s mainly covered in water.  You can see the rings on Saturn, and since Uranus spins vertically, he wanted to show it with the rings. Since Neptune is the stormiest planet, he wanted to make it blue, and it’s cold being the furthest from the sun.

If you’re interested in your own set of Spielgaben Toys, you can get an 11% ($50 USD) discount off of the complete set, if you mention you saw the ad here on my blog.

See the other ideas my kids came up with for our Spielgaben toys.

These open ended toys are a great way to invite imaginative play with Spielgaben toys


Pair this activity with these Solar System Books for Preschool. That will be perfect!

See the other Space activities from these wonderful bloggers.

Free Printable Solar System Subtraction Activity by Life Over C’s
Star Gazing by iGame Mom
Marshmallow Constellations by Schooling a Monkey
Planet Hop by Still Playing School
Yarn Solar System by 123 Homeschool 4 Me
{FREE} Moon Phase Tracking Printable by Preschool Powol Packets


  1. What a fun, hands on way to play and learn about the solar system!

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