Crafts & Books: No Mess Constellations! My kids love all things space and stars, and they are always pointing out planets, stars and constellations in the night sky. This is the perfect activity to teach them about the night sky and let them do a hands on learning activity.
Crafts & Books is a series that will feature a craft you can pair with an awesome Usborne Books and More (UBAM) book to read aloud with your kids.
Books to Pair with this Space-themed Craft
This is non-fiction for very young children, who will find lots of things to look at and talk about in this highly visual book about space – what it is, where it is, and what’s out there. Little ones can find out about planets, stars, asteroids, space travel and lots more – while learning lots of interesting new words. 3 years+ You can purchase this board book here.
Space is a huge topic, but this friendly book breaks it down into bite-sized chunks, making it an accessible introduction for anyone who wants to find out about this fascinating subject. Highly illustrated, in a pictorial, ‘infographics’ style, with snippets of information about all aspects of space. 11 years+. You can get this book here.
Materials No Mess Constellation Craft
Beads (preferably white or a consistent color)
- Look up constellations and their shapes in a book or online
- Have kids recreate what they see using pipe cleaners to bend it to the shape of the constellation
- Add beads as reference points to the stars themselves
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Guest Contributor: Sarah Eriksen
Sarah is an Usborne Books and More Consultant and a mom to two elementary school aged kids in Worcester County. She can be found on her Facebook page Books, I love to Read with Sarah Eriksen.