To go along with Jane O'Connor's Fancy Nancy Sees Stars, which we're hoping will arrive in from a partner library this afternoon, the older children used our computer's paint program to create constellation dot-to-dot/ sticker sheets for their younger siblings.
It was a great computer skills exercise, as well as an art, and astronomy activity.
The little ones (ages 4-7) enjoyed connecting the stars, and covering them with star stickers.
Not all the constellations work well for numbering, so for those, like the Hercules above, they used Robin Kerrod's The Book of Constellations, as a guide for connecting the stars, and to see the pictures the constellations are supposed to represent.
You can find many more story stretching, arts and crafts, at this week's stART (story + art) link-up, at A Mommy's Adventures.
It's great to be a homeschooler.