Constellation cards are an excellent way to enjoy science fun with kids.
Get creative ideas for using these free constellation cards plus recommended resources to boost the learning fun.
Learning About Constellations Can Be Fun!
If your kids are interested in finding out more about constellations, get ready for some amazing learning fun!
We're learning about science, history, math, and more. The study of constellations has been a fascinating addition to our homeschool learning adventures.
To encourage their learning about this topic, I made free constellation cards and gathered some fantastic resources to help my boys on their interest-led deep dive 🙂
Awesome Resources for Boosting Learning Fun About Constellations
When my boys get excited about a topic, I go on a search for quality resources that engage, explain, and extend their curiosity.
First, I look for books that are visually appealing and full of facts. Then, I hunt for games and activities for interactive fun. I usually wrap up my search with tools and instruments for hands-on learning that make the concepts come to life.
Oh, and we're even adding art to our constellations fun! ChalkPastels has these super cool Look Up! Summer Night Sky lessons as part of the Summer Camp Video Art Lessons Clubhouse Edition
Here are a few of the constellation books that my boys and I have enjoyed or plan on using:
What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night SkyThe Constellations: Stars & StoriesZoo in the Sky( A Book of Animal Constellations)[ZOO IN THE SKY][Hardcover]A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky (Revised and Updated): The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations--and How You Can Find Them in the Sky (A Child's Introduction Series)Star Finder!: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Night SkyConstellations: The Story of Space Told Through the 88 Known Star Patterns in the Night Sky
Constellation games and activities that we're having a blast with include:
Wild Card Games Astronauts – The Ultimate Space Game for Kids Teenagers and Adults as You Travel The Solar System Exploring Planets and Moons - Fun and Educational Astronomy GiftBlue Orange Games Starlink Party Game- New Party Drawing Game for 3 to 6 Players. Recommended for Ages 8 & upConstellations Activity Book (Color and Learn)Glow-in-the-Dark Constellations500 Pieces Puzzles for Adults Round Jigsaw Puzzles Zodiac Floor Puzzle Kids DIY Toys for Creative Gift Home Decor - Twelve Constellations
Home Science Tools is where I found the tools and instruments to make our constellations studies come to life.
Our latest addition to our homeschool science fun has been this Celestron Tabletop Telescope. Oh my stars! This special piece of equipment has already turned our constellation studies into something magical.
We've found constellations and so closely observed the moon that it felt like we could touch the craters!
Creative Ways to Use These Free Constellation Cards
I've discovered that my boys learn best when they keep their hands busy. As I read aloud from books, my boys prefer to doodle or do activities related to what they're listening to.
These free constellation cards were created to give my boys some hands-on activities that reinforce what they've been learning.
You can customize how you use these constellation cards with your kids. If you've got a creative idea, give it a try! (And please let me know what it is and how it worked. I love finding new ways to make learning fun 🙂 )
A few tips and ideas for using these cards include:
- Print on white cardstock and laminate the cards
- Use dry erase markers to trace the constellations and practice writing the names
- Use Wikki Stix to reproduce the constellations
- Print out 2 copies of the cards and play a constellations memory game
Get Your Free Constellation Cards for Hands-On Science Fun
WooHoo! Have some magnificent science fun with these free constellation cards!
In this free printable set, you'll receive 6 pages of constellation cards. 3 pages have the constellation as stars and the name of the constellation. 3 pages have the constellation zodiac sign and symbol.
I encourage you to print as many copies of these constellation cards as you need for learning fun. If you have a co-worker or friend who would enjoy these activities, please share the link to this post (not the download link). Thank you so very much for your sharing 🙂
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How will YOU use these constellation cards? Please share your ideas in the comments area 🙂