I have an extra special activity for this week. My dear friend, Lauren, told me about some fun constellation activities she did with her girls and offered to write it up for me. I’ve known Lauren since we were kids, so it’s a GIANT honor to have her share activities she’s doing with her daughters.
It looks like they had so much fun. I can’t wait for you to see what they did!
For these two constellation activities, you can draw your own constellations or download the free make a constellation printout with 8 constellations and fun constellation facts from the Trailblazer Club free library.
Supplies needed for the flashlight constellation:
Either the make a constellation printout or a draw your own constellations
Dark construction paper
And a dark room to make your stars really shine
Setting up your flashlight constellation
Print your constellation sheet or draw constellations of your own so that they each take up about 1/4 of an 8×10 sheet of paper (that’s a pretty good size for the flashlight’s light).
Glue your constellation sheet to dark construction paper.
Cut out each constellation or draw each constellation so that they’re each on a separate sheet of paper.
Use the toothpick to poke a hole through each star in the constellation. It helps to do this over carpet if you can.
Once the holes are poked, take the constellations and your flashlight into a dark room (yours at night or maybe a bathroom!) and shine your light through the paper onto a wall.
Your constellation will shine onto your wall just like the stars in the night sky!
Build a Constellation You Can Eat
That’s one tasty looking Little Dipper!
Fruit (grapes, banana slices, strawberry pieces, melon balls)
Mini marshmallows (star-shaped is optional but fun!)
How to build your constellation:
Use your constellation sheet as the blueprint for your mini constellation snacks.
Use the fruit or mini marshmallows as the stars in your constellation. You can lay them all out first or connect as you go.
Connect your stars with pretzel stick.
Once complete, show off your tasty constellations and enjoy a starry snack 🙂
If you’d like more starry activities, join the Trailblazer Club to get access to the free library of activities and games, including the Starry Art + Facts activities (plus I’m adding more all the time).