Stargazing and looking at constellations for kids can open up new questions and curiosities about space. Next time you and your kids are out at night, take time to look up at the sky, observe, and talk about what you see.
Here’s a checklist of constellations for kids to download and search for (below). It’s not all of the constellations, but it is a good place to start.
All I knew to look for when I was younger was the Big Dipper. That’s why I wrote a chapter about stars in my book, Adventure Girls! You can also get an autographed copy of Adventure Girls!
My hope for this resource is that it encourages children to observe and ask questions about stars and space. There is so much to learn and so many resources to learn from. These printable constellation facts are just a place to start. Print these out (below) and make a book out of them or just read about the constellations you see.
Some constellations are easier to see from different places and different times of the year. This is also something interesting to research and talk about. This can lead to discussions about the Earth’s rotation and orbit.
Download and Print the Stargazing and Constellations for Kids Resource