My kids and I have been fascinated with constellations lately and have been wanting to learn more about them. I thought it would be fun to turn it into a learning game. I made some constellation cards to use to play a matching game. They can also be used as flashcards for memorizing the constellations.
This is a free set of 32 different printable constellation cards to use however you want in your learning. The cards have the constellation pictures and then the star patterns below it. If you want to make them into flashcards, you can leave the two parts connected and just fold it over. Or, you can cut them apart to use as a matching game. Just so you know, some of the star patterns were too wide to leave in the same orientation so I flipped them sideways to make them fit a little better on the cards.
We have been enjoying using the constellation cards to help better learn the star patterns in the sky. We are planning on getting a telescope this summer to help us learn even more!
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I have collected a few wonderful books for teaching kids about constellations, too. If you are looking for a way to teach your kids more about the night sky, check out a few of these books!
A Child’s Introduction to the Night Sky by Michael Driscoll
Zoo in the Sky by Jacqueline Mitton
The Big Dipper by Franklyn M. Branley
The Stars by H.A. Rey
The Kid’s Book of the Night Sky by Anne Love and Jane Drake
There’s No Place Like Space by Tish Rabe
The Everything Kids Astronomy Book by Kathi Wagner
This is a fun thing to do in the summer when you don’t care if they are up late to look at the night sky. (Or when you are camping this summer!!!)