In our To The Moon Summer Fun Space Activities theme, we learned about constellations. Constellations are a big concept, so in order to teach about the constellations, we made star dot to dot type constellation drawings. The Little Dipper and the Big Dipper are easily recognizable. To make the constellation art, I drew dots with a pencil to show them where to put the star stickers. After placing the stickers we drew the lines with a crayon.
To make the constellation art, I drew dots with a pencil to show them where to put the star stickers. After placing the stickers we drew the lines with a crayon. You can certainly use different colored stickers and paper or create your own personal constellation! This art project is really about learning about the idea of a group of stars that are named and form an image once joined together.
Constellation Art for Preschoolers
- Black or dark blue paper
- Star-shaped stickers
- White crayon or chalk
- For a specific constellation, draw dots with a pencil on paper.
- Child places star-shaped stickers on the dots.
- Child draws lines to connect the constellation
- Label the constellation if desired.
It’s a very simple activity but children can also create their constellations. They do not need to be actual, real constellation. Create your own!
Learning About the Stars
Monday 16th of May 2016
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