Calling all space lovers! Whether you enjoy star-gazing on a clear summer night or are in planning mode for an upcoming solar system unit, this hands-on STEM activity will help your kiddos learn about constellations. Using a few simple manipulatives, your child will enjoy this fun, Pipe Cleaner Constellations activity.
Constellations for Kids
After exploring about constellations for kids through books and websites, allow your kiddos to build a few popular constellations with pipe cleaners and beads! This pipe cleaner constellations STEM activity is such a simple and fun engineering and science activity the kids will love. And because it is hands-on and involves critical thinking and many other skills, I am hoping it’ll help your child remember the constellations in the sky for when they are out star-gazing at night.
This is a fun, hands on science activity for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students.
Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler this is such a cute, clever science project that makes a perfect addition to your astronomy for kids or solar system for kids unit. Hands on learning activities are always a great way to keep kids engaged and help them retain what they’ve learned. This educational activity is great for science centers, summer learning, school at home, summer camps, and more with kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students.
Constellation Activities for Kids
To try this fun, hands on constellation activities you only need a few simple supplies:
Pipe Cleaner Constellations
Plus, don’t miss these fun, engaging, and FREE constellation activities for kids!
- Constellation Flashcards
- Learn shapes with this fun Flashlight Constellations
- Constellations Printable Mini Book
- Skip Counting Constellations Printable combines practicing counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s with dot to dot constellations!
- Fun-to-make Cootie Catcher Constellation Printable
- Create this fun Constellations Printable wheel to spin and learn about even more star formations
Solar System for Kids
Did you enjoy this hands-on constellation building task? You will love these other fun, creative space themed activities:
- Solar System Driveway Game
- Paint Stick Solar System for Kids
- Solar System Coloring Pages
- DIY Constellations Projector
- Yarn Solar System Project
- Geoboard Constellations Activity
- Make an Edible Solar System
- FREE Solar System Worksheets for Kids
- Puffy Paint Solar System Window Clings
- Solar System Unit
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- Silly Grass Craft for Kids (must add to your summer bucket list!)
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- Alphabet Hats for kids to celebrate every letter of the Alphabet!
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