Get Astronomical with an Indoor Star Show!
Who doesn't like to lay out and stargaze? While you're stretched out on the grass, take the opportunity to introduce your first grader to the science of the stars. Searching for constellations in the night sky helps kids learn to pay attention to details, and stimulates the imagination. With an indoor star show, your child doesn't have to wait for a cloudless night—she can watch the stars anytime she likes.
What You Need:
- Black construction paper
- Items to poke holes with, like pins, nails, or pencil
- Book of constellations, or website on constellations
- Copy of popular constellations
- Calender or chart that tells the best times to view the specific stars (optional)