After reading some books about constellations I found some constellation cards and had "A" punch holes where the stars are. We then put a flashlight behind the cards and made night sky on our bedroom wall. I got the idea for this from Counting Coconut's solar system mini-unit. Her mini-units are awesome and I recommend you check them out.
Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational blogged about. You take a picture of your child laying on the floor in a strewn out position. Print out the picture on a full 8x10 page. Put a new piece of printer paper over the photo page and then have your child mark where stars would be if they were a constellation. Then draw straight lines linking the stars. We then glued stars from our confetti bag to make it a little more festive. "A" was really excited and proud to see the final constellation of himself!
|What kiddo doesn't like glow-in-the-dark books|
|Both of these book are by Jacqueline Mitton and are very beautiful. Great inspiration for your personal constellation.|