A constellation is a cluster of stars that form a visual pattern when viewed from Earth. The pattern they form was identified with a name or form known to humans. For example, people have named constellation patterns based on mythological creatures, animals, men, and women.
This is a fun activity to introduce the kids to simple astronomy ideas. We will construct a big dipper constellation model of the stars using marshmallows and spaghetti.
Let the kids enjoy the activity, and a fun snack with marshmallows while learning the constellations.
Average Time:10-15 Minutes
Bag of marshmallows
Diagram of constellation
Images to Print
You can encourage the kids to do this activity with other constellation diagrams. A lot of printable constellation diagrams can be found