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Shapes Flashlight Constellations Activity w/ Printable

Children are naturally curious about stars and constellations for kids in the night sky. This flashlight constellations takes that fascination and pairs it with learning to identify shapes with a constellation flashlight printable. This shapes activity is fun for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders.  Simply print the constellation printables and you are ready for this fun constellation activity.
Children are naturally curious about stars and constellations for kids in the night sky. This flashlight constellations takes that fascination and pairs it with learning to identify shapes with a constellation flashlight printable. This shapes activity is fun for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders.  Simply print the constellation printables and you are ready for this fun constellation activity.

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 flashlight constellations is fun, hands-on shapes activity for kids perfect for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students. Grab the shape printable and a flashlight to get started with this flashlight shapes activity for learning with constellation activities for kids. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler Рthis is a fun way to combine a stars for kids lesson with a shape activity for kindergarten.

Constellation Flashlight Printable

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> ____ <<. The constellation printables pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

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Shape Activity

In addition to working on drawing shapes, this¬†shapes activities for kindergarten 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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Constellation Activity

All you need are a few simple supplies to try this shapes for pre k project:

Materials

  • Shape Flashlight Constellation Template
  • Flashlight
  • Push Pin (Larger ones are easier for small hands)
  • Tape
  • Cardboard

Flashlight Shapes

  • Print 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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Shape Activity for Kindergarten

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.

solar-system-unit-about-the-sun-for-kids clever paint stick solar system project  Make learning about the solar system for kids FUN my making your own solar system project! This fun, inespensive solar system for kids is made of YARN! Children of all ages from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th graders will enjoy making. This 3d solar system project is easy to make and an inexpensive way to make a solar system model that will leave an impression on kids! Use this as you study planets for kids, a solar system unit, a school project, or science fair projects kids will love! Don't forget to grab the free solar system printables to help students working on the solar system for kids project.   Hands-on activity to learn about constellations using pipe cleaners, beads, and constellation flashcards for an engaging STEM activity! Use to teach preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade and more about stars, solar system, astronomy or as a fun, educational science activity

Solar System Activities for Kids

Looking for more fun, hands on science activities to teach kids about astronomy or to round out your solar system for kids unit. You will love these hands on solar system activities and lessons:

  • The Sun Activities for Kindergarten¬†– learn about the sun and how the planets orbit around it including a fun planets game for kids!
  • Moon Activities for Kids & Astronauts Too¬†– make oreo moon phases, DIY telescope, learn about the astronauts who landed on the moon, and more!
  • Inner Planets for Kids (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars) –¬†Use our free planet worksheets and fun hands-on activities like Mercury craters, Venus’ melting rocks, layers of the earth, and Erupting Mars Volcano
  • Outer Planets for Kids (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune)¬†– combination of hands-on solar system projects and solar system printables; gaseous Jupiter, Saturn Rocket, plus cloudy Uranus and Neptune.
  • Pluto, Asteroid Belt, Comets, and Stars for Kids make a FUN constellation projector, cold Pluto ice cream project, and grape constellation project
  • Yarn Solar System Project – fun, unique, and easy solar system model that is cheap and so pretty!
  • Paint Stick Solar System Project – easy-to-make solar system model for kids that doubles as an activity for learning the names and order of the planets
  • Pipe Cleaner Constellations – fun hands on pipe cleaner constellations activity for kids
  • Simple Galaxy Science Experiments
  • Looking for more fun, engaging, creative, and memorable moon projects for kids? You will love this 50 Moon Activities for Kids & Crafts collection with the best ideas from the whole internet!
  • TONS of really cool Solar System Project Ideas for kids of all ages

Kids will have fun learning about our solar system with these free printable Solar System Worksheets for kids.  You’ll find solar system vocabulary, planets, sun, stars, moon phases, and so much more! These free worksheets are great for Kindergarteners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 students. Learn about the solar system for kids with these super cute, free printable solar system coloring pages. Simply print pdf file and print the solar system colouring pages to help teach toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students about the planets in our solar system! There are over 15 different pages in this solar system coloring page pack to learn about Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Asteroid Belt, Pluto, and the Milky Way Galaxy. Constellations Wheel Kids will have loads of fun learning about different star formations and their names with this easy-to-make Constellations Cootie Catcher. This is the perfect addition to your solar system for kids unit with preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students

Free Solar System Printables

Plus, don’t forget to add these free solar system worksheets and printables to your lesson plan:

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Shape Printables

Looking for more fun ways to help kids learn about shapes? You will love these free shape printables:

FREE 2D and 3D Shape Puzzles FREE Shape Playdough Mats are a fun way for hands on learning about shapes for kids. Each shape printable has real life shapes, space to build a shape out of playdough, and trace the shape name.

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Constellation Printables

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Emily

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.

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