Making Constellations

Learning about stars and planets is always a lot of fun. It is fun to learn about space and the things that are out there. For the Poppins Book Nook we did some study of the stars. There are many different starts and things we can learn about them. There so many different parts of space that you can learn about. Even with the stars you have many different ways to learn. We mainly went with constellations that we learned about.

Our activity was fun and full of fine motor and painting. It is great to be creative about what we are learning. After you read my post be sure to checkout all the other Poppins Book Nook posts!

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We two books about starts in this. The first is which Stars! Stars! Stars!. This is a great book for learning some fun things about stars and planets. There are also some suggestions of things to do in the book as well. The second book was Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations. This is a book about the animal constellations. My girls loved reading the stories about each constellation. It made learning fun. There is another books by the same author that we will be checking out soon called Once Upon a Starry Night: A Book of Constellations.

What you need: black paint watered down, white crayon (make sure they are NOT washable), and paper.

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We started by putting our circles on the paper. They each picked their own patterns and ideas of what they wanted to make. The stars were all different sizes and shapes. Be sure the crayon you are using not washable or the crayon washes off in the next step.

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The next step was putting our foam brushes in the watered down black paint and painting our papers. You could see the stars start to pop off the page as we got going.

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Here is a look at our constellations:

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Be sure to check out all the books that we checked out with this months Beyond Our Planet theme!

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Here are some of the books we check checked out this month!

Don’t forget about the Free Space Pack and Planets Calendar that work wonderful with this months theme.

Free Space Pack

Checkout all the other bloggers that will be doing activities:

Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God’s Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy’s Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ My Bright Firefly ~A Mommy’s Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~Golden Grasses ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Raventhreads ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~Where Imagination Grows ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A ‘Peace’ of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am  ~ Simple Living Mama

Don’t forget about the Giveaway!

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Beyond Our Planet Bundle Giveaway! Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers a chance to win a brand new storybook or product that ties in with our theme for the month. This month one lucky entrant will win a bundle of fun for the theme of Beyond Our Planet. This bundle will include a copy of the storybook The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons and a Space & Astronauts Bucket Playset

Entrants must be 18 years or older and reside in a country that receives U.S. Postal mail. This giveaway is brought to you by the company Enchanted Homeschooling Mom who is owner and founder of the Poppins Book Nook. By entering this giveaway you are also acknowledging that you have read and agree to all of the Rafflecopter terms & conditions as well as Enchanted Homeschooling Mom’s disclosures found here. Just enter the Rafflecopter below to win:

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Don’t forget to link up your Beyond Our Planet activities! I can’t wait to see all the posts.

Cassie –

About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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9 Responses to Making Constellations

  1. Momma Jo says:

    Oh what a cool craft/science activity!

  2. Marti says:

    Astronomy is favorite study of ours at home. We would so love to win this!!!

  3. Crystal says:

    Kids will love the magical stars shining through their night sky! Thanks for linking up with Mom’s Library, I’ll be featuring you this week at Crystal’s Tiny Treasures.

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  6. Veronica M says:

    My favorite planet is Earth! 🙂

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