Explore letters visually with alphabet constellations. Use toilet paper tubes, construction paper, rubber bands, and a pin to make your own alphabet constellations.
Look into each telescope toward the light and name the letter constellation that you see!
You could also name the letter sound or a word that starts with that letter.
These are so fun to explore with and so easy to make!
- toilet taper tubes
- black or dark blue construction paper
- rubber bands
Make Your Own:
- Tightly wrap the top of each toilet paper tube with a piece of dark or black construction paper (approximately 7″x9″).
- Secure the paper with a rubber band.
- Use a pin to poke holes in letter formations. Don’t forget that many of the letters will need to be formed backwards so that they are the right way when you look into the telescope.
- For older children, write the letter on the paper and let them poke the paper along the lines. (Similar to our Holes in the Alphabet activity.)
- Decorate your telescopes.
You could also use this idea to make number constellations, shape constellations, or even counting constellations (less than 10). The possibilities are endless and these are so much fun to make and explore!