With this fun constellation activity, preschoolers shoot for the stars – and with stickers as one of the supplies, students can’t wait to come to the table! Preschoolers start understanding stars and their position in the night sky with this engaging constellation activity at art time.
This constellation activity goes great with the second day of the Outer Space Circle Time Unit. And it provides a great fine motor opportunity with tiny stickers. Read any of the books listed in the “Sun and Stars” section at the end of the Outer Space circle time unit to kick off the fun!
2 weeks of circle time fun found in the Outer Space Preschool Unit!
Outer Space Preschool Unit$10.00
Preschoolers will learn all about OUTER SPACE in this thematic unit that has 10 complete circle time lessons to make your planning and teaching out of this world!
Gather the Supplies
- Foil star stickers
- Dark-colored card stock paper
- White crayon or pencil (to connect the stars if desired)
- Carpet squares or thick cardboard box
- Giant push pins, toothpicks, or golf tees to poke holes (As with any activity using sharp objects, keep a close eye for safety.)
Step One – Placing the Stars
To start this constellation activity, place dark-colored card stock paper at the art table with foil stars. The students place the star stickers in any design to create their own constellation.
Step Two – Let the Light Shine In!
Next, when they are satisfied with their design, place their paper on top of a carpet square or piece of cardboard, and the students use a pushpin or golf tee to push holes through each star.
Step Three – Shine Bright!
Lastly, the students name their constellation, hang it on a window, or hold it up to the light to see their stars. It’s a simple constellation activity but so engaging!!!
Why Fine Motor Skills are so Important
Developing fine motor skills as a preschooler gives students a head start when beginning kindergarten. Some advantages of fine motor skills include:
- increased independence
- boosted self-esteem
- hand-eye coordination
- brain development
More Outer Space Fun
Looking for more ideas to go along with an outer space unit? Try a few of these:
- Outer Space Preschool Unit
- Astronaut School dramatic play
- Balloon Prints – these look like planets!
- Galaxy play dough
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