Constellation Activity Kit by Nature-Watch.
February 29, 2012

A couple weeks ago, I found this nifty idea on Pinterest (with which I am completely obsessed, OH MY GOODNESS) and I have been thinking about it ever since.  Now that it is warmer in the evenings, I am gearing up to start teaching Charlotte more about the night sky again - mostly through folklore, but also through just standing outside and admiring the heavens.

As such, THIS Nature-Watch product really speaks to me.  I’ve toyed with maybe making something similar for Charlotte - I think larger and thicker cards would be better for a child her age and that way we could include a larger variety of constellations - but we’ll see whether or not I actually do.

Right now, I’m mostly just struck that someone had the genius to think it up in the first place.  LOVE.

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  1. By Amber on February 29, 2012

    omgggggggggggg THIS IS AWESOME. Love, your friendly neighborhood astronomy nerd!

  2. By Heather on February 29, 2012

    Awesome. You are totally not a nerd. She will have SO. MUCH. FUN. learning about the SKY! :)

  3. By on February 29, 2012

    Oooohhhhh, how neat. Must go pin now ;-) My mom and I are currently making C a ton of fake food after seeing it on Pinterest. Love getting ideas from there!

  4. By Sarah Christensen on February 29, 2012

    LOL Kimberly, I’m the same way.  I’ve been loving the play kitchens especially =)

  5. By on March 01, 2012

    FOR REAL, is Pinterest the Shiz or what?? As someone who doesn’t even have a facebook account, I am so sucked into Pinterest I’ve lost a little respect for myself over it, lol… My friend made a ‘Pinterest Success’ board where she pins all of the things she’s successfully duplicated. I love the idea!

  6. By Alicia S. on March 01, 2012

    Oh yeah, about the actual thing I meant to comment on.. I feel terrible because Matthew is a total space geek (and weirdly fascinated by anything even remotely related to night-time), but I’m too intimidated by the constellations myself to feel like I’d be a good teacher. He got a telescope for Christmas that came with a constellation chart, but it just all swims together in front of me. (I love that Einstein quote: If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.) Ideas like this are good for people like me, lol.

  7. By Sarah Christensen on March 01, 2012

    Alicia S - I don’t know shit about the constellations, which is probably why this appeals to me too.  I love that we’re learning it together, you know?

  8. By Catherine on March 02, 2012

    Not nerdy at all!  My husband has that Star Walk app on his phone and the kids love to go outside with him at night and see what’s above them, look at the app, then find the correct stars in the actual sky.  It’s been a really cool learning experience for them.  I took astronomy for my physics credit in college and loved it.


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