Of all the freebies I’ve passed along to you, this is one of my favorites! I have always felt that while the stars and the night sky are beautiful, to identify and draw an imaginary line between the stars to form a constellation is difficult. Maybe it’s the linear way that my mind works, but it looks like a group of twinkly lights to me, not a belt or a “W.”
Whether or not this is how your child thinks, this paper craft is fun and brings a bit of the wonder of the night sky indoors. You print, cut, fold, tape, prick, and then add a little LED candle. It’s simple, yet effective at helping your child to see and learn the constellations!
Night Sky: A Field Guide to the ConstellationsChild’s Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations–and How You Can Find Them in the SkyGlow-in-the-Dark ConstellationsZoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal ConstellationsNational Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)50 Things To See With A Telescope – Kids: A Constellation Focused ApproachTelescope for kids Educational Kids Science Telescope Plastic Toy for Beginners 3 Magnification Eyepieces and Tripod Enjoy Steady Observation of Astronomy By Toyerbee
Carrie Fernandez is the founder of Homeschool Giveaways and owner of Daily Skill Building. She has been homeschooling for over 18 years, has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.