Eight planets travel round the Sun,
Spinning in Space since time was begun;
Mercury is closest to the Sun’s hot rays
And travels round once in eighty-eight days.
Venus you’ll see as the morning star
But close to the Sun and too hot by far.
Our planet is called the Earth
And to her we owe our birth.
And our planet, held so dear
Orbits the Sun in one whole year.
Then up amongst the twinkling stars
Spins a planet you’ve heard about called Mars.
Next two huge planets called Jupiter and Saturn
Help to make
up the amazing pattern!
Then Uranus, with little
heat or light
Continues on her nocturnal flight.
And as you sleep and work and play
Neptune spins onward so far
So these are the planets
Of our Solar System …
I do hope you’ve listened
Or you’ll have missed ‘em!