Shapes Flashlight Constellations

Kids are naturally curious about stars and constellations. This activity takes that fascination and pairs it with learning to identify shapes in this free printable shapes flashlight constellations activity.
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Shape Flashlight Constellations

Shapes are the foundation to geometry. I have a tendency to focus primarily on identifying shapes, but with this activity we are going to focus on both shape identification and drawing shapes.

This activity is great for pre-k, kindergarten, and first-grade kids.

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In addition to working on drawing shapes, this activity works your child's fine motor skills as they grip thepush-pin. This activity is also an opportunity to teach your child about the importance of respecting materials since they can get poked by the push-pin.

Your kiddos will love seeing the results of their constellation poking when they attach their paper to the flashlight.


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Materials
  • Shape Flashlight Constellation Template
  • Flashlight
  • Push Pin (Larger ones are easier for small hands)
  • Tape
  • Cardboard
Instructions
  • Download the FREE Shape Flashlight Constellation Template below.
  • Cut the template into 6 individual pieces.
  • Place a shape on the cardboard and use the push-pin to poke a hole in each of the stars.
  • Tape the shape over the flashlight
  • Go inside a dark room, turn on the flashlight, point it at a wall and admire your constellation.
  • Repeat with all the shapes.
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Tip: Be sure to wiggle the push-pin around a bit to make the holes a little bigger, this will help the light come through.

Looking for more shape activities? Check these out.
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Emily is a teacher turned mom who just couldn't quite leave the classroom behind. She has 2 toddlers at home whom she is prepping for kindergarten by doing hands-on learning activities at home. Her blog, Sandbox Academy, focuses on learning literacy, math, STEM, and the arts through crafts and play. You can also find me on: FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest
Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.