What you’ll need
Something to poke holes in paper—like a thumbtack or push pin
Ask About Today
What are some of the constellations you learned about?
est. 30 min
Connect the Dots…In the Sky!
Constellations are like pictures made of stars. What can you see when you look at the night sky? Learn all about constellations in this episode of SciShow Kids.
If I Were an Astronomer…
Astrid wants to be an astronomer when she grows up—that’s a scientist who studies space. What would her job be like? Can you imagine that?
Mindy’s Constellation Exploration
Explore the constellations and hear the stories behind them in this interactive game from PBS Kids.
est. 30 min
Make Your Own Planetarium
Or at least have fun shining stars and constellations on your ceiling.
Using this guide from PBS Kids, cut out paper or cardboard circles to fit on top of a flashlight, then poke holes in them to create the constellations. You can copy (or print) the ones in this printout, or have your camper make up their own.
Help your grown-up poke holes in the paper to make constellations. Then shine your flashlight on the wall in a dark room to see what you’ve created.
Paint a Starry Night
“The Starry Night” is a famous painting by Vincent Van Gogh. Follow this tutorial from Mr. New’s Art Class to make your own Starry Night painting with just crayons and paper, or create it your own way—however you’re inspired!
est. 5 min
My Pet Star
Would you like a star as a pet? Meet a kid who has one in this story by Corinne Averiss.
est. 10 min
Before you go to bed, step outside with a grown-up and look around. What do you see in the sky? Can you see the moon and stars? What do they look like? What shape is the moon tonight? Can you spot any constellations? If you want, take a notebook with you and draw what you see.