We’ve enjoyed so many fun star lessons from Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum already! The Space & Sky theme starts out with Space From Earth lessons including star, sun, moon, astronomer, and comet. This post will show you how to easily create your own constellations. Try our DIY Glittery Ombre Galaxy Jars and Cardboard Box Planetarium!
Create Your Own Constellations
Using the star manipulatives sent in our kit, we designed a constellation. After arranging the stars and deciding on a design, we traced the stars and colored them. Connecting the stars creates a constellation design. Naming them is the fun part!
Tracing stars proved to be challenging for little hands. That’s okay!
This child found it difficult to trace the stars and attempted to draw his own. He also traced around the stars to make them “cookies”. Creativity is encouraged!
There are many skills involved with tracing a shape like a star. Children are using eye-hand coordination, using both hands, and developing hand and finger strength. Read more about why pre-writing skills are essential here.
We used glow in the dark stars but you could also use cookie cutters or something similar.
After tracing the stars, color them and connect them to create your constellation.
Will your constellation be colorful?
How many stars are in your constellation?
If your child is still developing fine motor skills, try holding the star while the child traces or vice versa. You could also ask the child where he or she wants the stars and trace them him/her. The child can then connect the stars and color them.
This 5 year old recreated the Big Dipper.
Don’t forget to name your constellation! This one was drawn and named by a very creative 11 year old.
Star Math Mats
The star design math mats and star shapes from Experience Preschool this month are a hit!
More Star Activities
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