This edible constellations activity is perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners learning about space, and turns snack time into a lesson! What better way to naturally encourage learning at home?
We’ve been doing all sorts of space activities all month long! Each homeschool unit we tackle is meant to last 2 weeks, technically. But when something piques my sons interest, we end up spending extra time on it.
For instance, I actually had a space unit planned in November, and he showed an interest in planets the week before we were even meant to officially begin, so we started watching videos and songs about space. (By the way, he is currently obsessed with this video. He seriously asks for it every day.)
Then, even when we were meant to move on to our All About Me unit, he continued to ask questions about outer space, so we studied it further!
During our study, he seemed to actually grasp some pretty big concepts, even at the age of four. I was impressed! Constellations may or may not have been a bit above his head, but he certainly does enough dot-to-dot activities to get a general idea of how the stars “make” images.
WHILE YOU’RE PLANNING YOUR SPACE THEME:
- Check out my Space Unit here. (Use code SPACE25 for 25% off) If you join my Preschool Program Membership, you’ll get a major discount on all past Unit Studies, and 2 brand new units included each month!
- Here are 25 Space Activities for your Preschooler’s Space theme!
- Here’s a list of Space Books for Toddlers & Preschoolers
- Here are 25 Space Crafts for your Preschooler
- Here’s a list of 16 Fun & Delicious Space-Themed Snacks for your Kids
- Here are some fun Space Facts for Kids
- Solar System in Motion Song for Preschoolers
Space Activities & Crafts We’ve Done at the Moore Homestead:
- Planet Suncatchers
- Planet Puppets Printable
- Fizzing Planets
- Moon Rock Exploration (with Printable Worksheet)
- Asteroid Toss Activity for Toddlers & Preschoolers
- I-Spy Space Busy Bag (with Printable)
- Rocket Name Building Activity
- Space Playdough Invitation to Play
- Space Sensory Bin
- Solar System Match Worksheet Set
- Paper Plate Planets Craft
- What Makes Night Science Exploration
- Moon Observation Journal Astronomy Study for Kids
- Telescope Craft for Preschoolers
- Moon Phases Oreo Worksheet for Preschoolers
- Smash the Moon Rocks Activity
- Space Coloring Book for Preschoolers
- Astronaut Dramatic Play Station (+ Printable Bundle)
Edible Constellations Activity | Astronomy and Space Study for Kids
Regardless, I kept things simple by sticking to the zodiac signs only for this activity. Perhaps during the elementary years, we’ll add more and more if he’s still interested. Did you know there are 88 constellations recognized by the IAU?
By the way, you can find these constellation flashcards listed for free in my shop! Aren’t they gorgeous? I love them.
I recommend printing them on cardstock if you have them.
While I didn’t find it necessary for my son to memorize any of these constellations at all, I thought creating “flashcards” would make it easy to explore the different patterns, and quickly work through creating our own versions with pretzel sticks and marshmallows!
There are many different constellations to explore, and the zodiac ones are barely scratching the surface. Next time we revisit this subject, we’ll likely talk about some others. This was a great intro to the concept though, and he had a blast! I definitely recommend it for any preschooler interested in space!
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