Constellations were formed by looking at stars in the night sky and, “Drawing,” lines between them to make shapes and images. Having kids use these worksheets to trace famous constellations is both a stellar way to learn about constellations and develop their fine motor skills.
This way they can learn about space in the comfort of their own home and not have to go sit outside under the stars (unless they want to sometime for fun)!
- Cepheus: A King in Greek mythology.
- Sagitta: This literally means, “The arrow,” in Latin.
- Lyra: It looks like the instrument also known as the Lyre.
- Leo: The Lion!
- Cassiopea: The wife of King Cepheus who was known for being vain.
- The Big Dipper: Also known as Ursa Major, like a big bear!
The Big Dipper
Volans (Vol) Constellation
The Cygnus Constellation
Camelopardalis (Cam) Constellation
The Constellation Monoceros
Dolphin (Delphinus) Constellation
The Columba Constellation
Marshmallow Constellation Activity
Over at the U Are U Preschool they did the constellation activity by building the constellations out of marshmallows (as the stars) and pretzel sticks (as the lines between the stars) to model the same stars you see at night but with a tasty snack!