Check out this simple way to make constellations with natural loose parts. Add this to your list of outdoor activities!
During our most recent visit to the beach, I watched my boys play with treasures they found on the shore. With a little help from their imaginations, a stack of rocks became a home for bugs and a stick became a sword.
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These beautiful loose parts provided hours of entertainment for the whole family. I played alongside my children and got hit with inspiration! My boys are currently very interested in the night sky. We have been talking all about the moon, stars, and planets. As I moved around the sticks and stones, I noticed the formations resembled constellations. I showed my four year old this discovery and he thought it was so fun!
The next day, we searched for sticks and stones in our backyard. My boys helped me add star stickers to the stones. I think stones are beautiful on their own, but the addition of the gold stickers made them fun and inviting to play with for this activity!
Next, we looked at different constellations in our Night Watch book. We checked out the constellations that are viewable in the wintertime and tried to make a couple of them.
My boys had the most fun making up their own constellations and giving them interesting names. This incredibly simple invitation to create was a huge hit with my kids and the sticks and stones made a great addition to our loose parts collection!
I hope you and your little nature lover enjoy this activity!