Fun Jupiter Facts for Kids

There are so many interesting facts about planet Jupiter.
Let’s learn with facts about Jupiter for kids!

Fun Planet Jupiter Facts for Kids

We went through the solar system facts for kids the other day and now it’s time to take a closer look at the red planet.

Ah the gas giant. Do you know how hard I laugh each and every time I heard that as a kid? This planet became the center of many kid jokes in our neighbourhood (only a few probably made sense, but we didn’t care they all were awesome).

Fun Planet Jupiter Facts for Kids

Let’s learn something the gas giant shall we?

Planet Jupiter Facts for Kids

Fun Planet Jupiter Facts

  • It is the largest planet in our solar system.
  • It’s mass is 2.5 times greater than all other planet’s combined!
  • It orbits the Sun in 12 years!
  • The day on Jupiter lasts for 9 and a half hours – it has the shortest day in our solar system.
  • It’s a very stormy planet – the famous red spot on it’s surface is actually a hurricane that’s been on for hundreds of years.
  • It’s composed mostly of gas and liquid matter (hence the gas giant).
  • It can be seen from the Earth with a naked eye (the brightest objects besides Sun and the Moon).
  • It has an atmosphere.
  • It has at least 67 moons.

Fun Jupiter Facts for Kids With Free Printables

Free Printable PDF with Jupiter Facts
Reading the facts is one thing (and it can be sufficient if your kid is a reading type) but visualising things can be even better. That’s why I’ve created this fun printable with all the facts illustrated to help kids “learn” about them.

Jupiter Facts for Kids