Eclipse Videos for Kids 2024

The Great North American Solar Eclipse is coming April 8th, 2024! Get your students excited and learning with these eclipse videos for kids 2024, teacher-approved for kids below. Make sure to grab your free family flyer below to share!

Whether you are preparing for a specific eclipse or just learning about them, this video list is for you!  Check out our teacher-approved videos for preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade students!  (All content and video appropriate or otherwise noted!)

Not sure what time to watch the eclipse from where you live?  Scroll all the way to the bottom and we will help you figure that out!

Need solar eclipse classroom ideas?  Click here to get educational & fun activity ideas!




The LIVE NASA Feed of the Solar Eclipse will be shown on the link above on Monday, April 8th! Stream it for your students if you can’t watch it in person.

This video explains why the 2024 total solar eclipse will be such a big deal for science and society, and how to prepare for it.

Solar Eclipse by The Dr. Binocs Show (3:57)

This great video contains language appropriate for preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade students.  It talks about what happens, what kinds there are, and even touches base on how it is not scary when it happens.  PERFECT for our kiddos!


What is a Solar Eclipse? by Monkey See (1:58)

A technical and quick definition of what a solar eclipse is.  It explains the kinds of solar eclipses in a very easy to understand way for kids.  It also has some great computer-generated videos!

Eclipse Activities for Kindergarten.

When you are trying to understand what an eclipse is, it is always fun to make this fun little craft.  The kids will love spinning the moon around to cover the Earth.  You can adjust the size of the black paper so the Moon goes directly over the sun for a total eclipse or between the Earth and Sun.  Click here to see more fun Eclipsed Activities for Kindergarten.

Eclipses by Happy Learning English (2:17)

This great video explains the difference between lunar and solar eclipses.  It does say you don’t need special eyewear for a lunar eclipse, so be prepared to speak about that before going out to watch an eclipse.

Specific to the Great Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse Explained by Mr. DeMaio (3:43)

Another great video!  This explains the total solar Eclipse perfectly.  It even shows a total solar eclipse that has happened in Australia.  Super cool to see for sure!

Total Eclipse Activities for Kindergarten and a teacher approved video list all about eclipses!

These videos are great to pair with our Total Eclipse easy reader.  We like to use simple sentences, make the concept easy to understand, and have matching fun pictures to color!

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 by Kids Learning Tube (3:57)

I love this video for many reasons. It makes you want to dance the robot!   But it explains the stages of a solar eclipse and the safety precautions to take.  Super neat!

It’s always fun to celebrate with a variety of fun activities  Kids will love creating the fun 2024 hats, snack mix, safety book, centers, and more! You can get this Total Eclipse BONUS pack free when you purchase the Eclipse Activities for Kindergarten!  It’s the perfect supplement for the big day!  Click here to check it out

This video shows what to expect on April 8th, 2024! Explains how it will differ from the 2017 eclipse. Some great facts!

What is a solar eclipse video for kids? A simple explanation of the basics of a solar eclipse.

We have you covered with the Eclipse Mega Bundle of Activities to match all these videos!  A little bit of literacy, a little bit of math, crafts, centers, and a whole lot of fun! Click here to grab our Eclipse Mega Bundle Activities (and get the 2024 Total Eclipse BONUS pack free too!)  These activities are perfect for kindergarten, preschool, and first grade students!

Once your kids know all about eclipses, you can declare them Eclipse Student Expert.  They will love acknowledging that they can answer questions all about eclipses!  Click here for more Eclipse Kindergarten Activities.

Not sure when the best viewing time for the eclipse is?

We found this interactive map here to be extremely helpful! You can put in your zip code to get a breakdown of what to expect during the eclipse in your area. Super cool!


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