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Constellations Printable Wheel

Young learners will have fun exploring star patterns with this fun, Constellations Printable Wheel. This is great for an introduction to our solar system, to use with a hands on constellations activity, or a variety of other uses with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students.

Young learners will have fun exploring star patterns with this fun, Constellations Printable Wheel. This is great for an introduction to our solar system, to use with a hands on constellations activity, or a variety of other uses with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students.

Constellations for Kids

Stars are fascinating to young children. At night they seem to appear out of nowhere and brighten up the black sky in a dazzling display!  Did you know stars are luminous balls of gas held together by their own gravity? Or perhaps that stars twinkle in the night sky because of the effects of our atmosphere? Even though there are 250 billion stars in our galaxy, only about 2000 of them are visible to you on any given night.

A constellation is a group of visible stars that form a pattern when viewed from Earth. Many constellations take the shape of animals, people, or objects.

Constellations are a fun way for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students  to begin to learn about the universe, galaxy, and solar system they live in. Stars have such an appeal to kids as they wonder about these beautiful night lights in the sky. I mean, nursery rhymes like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star get them thinking about stars from the time they can think.

 

Constellations Printable

This handy free printable is a great way to help kids explore the stars! Whether you are a parent looking for a fun, hands on educational activity for summer learning or a homeschooler looking for an addition to your astronomy for kids or solar system unit. Or perhaps you are a teacher looking for something to add to your stars science center in your classroom. No matter how you want to use this kids activity with your students – this handy, low prep stars activity is just what you’ve been looking for.

grab this free constellation printables to make wheel to learn 8 major constellations for kids

Star Constellations for Kids

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie. Now print the 2 pages. The pages are in black and white to save you on printer costs. You can print on cardstock (fun colored sheets in blue, green, yellow, purple, pink, or white) or plain printer paper – your choice.

free constellations wheel to teach preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders about starts, astronomy, and the solar system

Color the night stars wheel using crayons, colored pencils, gel pens, or whatever other art supply you have on hand.

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Now , using scissors, carefully cut around the circle along the solid lines. You should now have one circle, and one pacman shaped circle.

Put the pacman on top of the constellations printable and insert a brad through the dot in the middle to make the project spin.

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Now spin the constellations wheel to learn the names and see the patterns made by 8 common constellations. Use these to learn vocabulary, identify stars in the sky, or with other hands-on activities.

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Did you enjoy this hands-on constellation building task?  You will love these other fun, creative space themed activities:

FREE Constellations Printable Wheel for kids to spin and learn about major star formations. Perfect for astronomy unit, solar system for kids activity, hands on science and more for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade students

Constellations Wheel

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 123Homeschool4Me.com and kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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