Warning: This activity may be best for ages 4 and up, as the “punching” holes can be difficult and dangerous with a sharp implement.
- Constellation Map
- Light plastic or cardboard lid, like that of an oatmeal box, firmly placed atop container
- pencil or nail
- Adult shares constellation map with child, encouraging discussion of stars and what the child has seen.
- While the lid is firmly placed atop its container, adult punches holes into lid of oatmeal box (for a specific constellation pattern) or child punches holes (for something more random). Be careful!
- Child holds flashlight behind lid, shining light through it onto the ceiling of a darkened room.