Mnemonics to Remember the Planets in Order

Sometimes remembering all of the planets can be tough, especially for younger children. Mnemonics can really help you to learn the order of the planets. They are listed in order from the sun.

mnemonic device is a memory aid. Mnemonics are often verbal, something such as a very short poem or a special word used to help a person remember something, particularly lists. Mnemonics rely not only on repetition to remember facts, but also on associations between easy-to-remember constructs and lists of data, based on the principle that the human mind much more easily remembers insignificant data attached to spatial, personal, or otherwise meaningful information than that occurring in meaningless sequences. The sequences must make sense though; if a random mnemonic is made up, it is not necessarily a memory aid.

The mnemonics we will be listing will use the letters : MVEMJSUNP, which stands for: Mercury, Venus,Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto

Here are a list of mnemonics to help you remember the order of the planets:

My very easy method just set up nine planets
My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pickles
My Very Excellent Mother Just Shot Umbrellas Near Pluto
My Very Energetic Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas
My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets
Mary’s Violet Eyes Make John Sit Up Nights Period
My Velvet Eyes Make Johnny Stay Up Nights Proposing
My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nine Pickles
My Very Early Morning Jam Sandwich Usually Nauseates People
My Very Easy Method Just Set Up Nine Planets
My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets
My Very Educated Mother Just Said Uh-oh No Pluto
My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pies
My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nachos


For more Mnemonics, please read the comments below:

  • david

    55 years ago in fourth grade we made up a mnemonic for the planets. It was so stupid but I’ll never forget it. Many vilians eat mashed jam soup under Nebraska’s plateaus.

  • .fvs

    that’s the 1 i use 2

  • jonchure

    My very educated mother just sold us poop

  • Guest

    you miss out a planet which is earth and put pluto

  • Khristina Allen

    I needed help for my solar system project but here’s one

  • Elle

    I needed help for a science project Aced it :) yay

    ok mine


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  • Zak


  • Earth’s facts I just got dumby:D :)

    Earth rocks freakers

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  • adele

    Please comment – Thanks!!!

    Anyway, everybodies mnemonics are awesome!!

  • adele

    Making violins every morning just shows us nothing!!!!
    This is my mnemonic

  • Some wierdo

    “My Very Energetic Mother Just Served Us Nachos – is a way to remember it and Pluto is not a plant it’s a dwarf plant. GOT IT!!!!!!” – cool me

    You’re right, pluto is not a plant, it’s a dwarf planEt.

    My Very Excellent Mother Just Sat Under Neptune

  • Griff

    I am trying to find the RA & Dec. of all the planets for every day of 2013. can someone lead me to a site that has this data?

  • unknown

    memories vary every month, just start undergoing new plans
    (p.s i dont care if pluto isnt a planet you still need to put it in you tests for some weird reason … :))

  • ellen

    Many Vile Earthlings Munch Jam Sandwiches Under Newspapers!

    That’s what I learnt when I was a child and I still use it now, even though I know the order, its the same as spelling because. I still say in my head; Big Elephants Can’t Always Use Small Exits even though it ends up confusing me more haha! Good luck learning!

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  • blair

    11 planet with the sun and planet round it we done are home work

  • blair

    I think we will be get extra planets for the pardies

  • http://sky lee

    Making Very Eay Mnemonics Just Speeds Up Naming Planets

  • brianna

    Wht are the nine planets i have to do a project on the solar system and i thought itwas the Sun,Mercury, Venus,Mars, Jupiter,Saturn,Uranus,Neptune and should i put the Moon and Pluto

  • diane

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  • http://idontknow zoe

    hahaahhahhahahahashahahahahah lol i love this im in class

  • http://idontknow zoe

    holy moly you guys no so much im doing neptune for sience thing any thing i should add about this planet thankies xxoxoxoxoxo it would help

  • jordan

    i think that planets a cool

  • Jim

    Mother Visits Every Monday, Just Stays Until Noon.
    This works whether or not you count Pluto, since the “Period” at the end of the sentence begins with “P.” As a bonus, the comma in the mnemonic represents the asteroid belt.

  • Paul Toovey

    My Very Energic Monkey Jumped Swiftly Under Nine Planets.
    my science teacher tought me that one back in about 2001 and iv still not forgotton it! lol

  • http://picsofthemoon jenna

    i like this wedsite it help me to do a sicence proguct

  • Lauren

    I found this website very very useful thanks but I think you should add a answer to what is the sun.