Today, keeping up with the “Imagined Galaxies” theme of our March breACK! 2015, I had the kids build upon their enthusiasm for their Imagined Solar System designs by inventing their own constellations. They spent time using the art supplies of their choice to diagram or illustrate their brand new group of stars. Then, I asked them, in the space below the image, to tell the origin story of this constellation in at least one paragraph or in a poem. Here’s what they came up with today, followed by a brief DIY.
Kid – Invented Constellations
Pencils, Pens or other art materials of your choice
Invent a constellation!
On the top half of a sheet of paper, draw a pattern of stars.
Add a background.
In a paragraph or poem below your picture, tell the constellation’s “origin story.”