Sidewalk Constellations

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In this activity, learners will go outside and create a constellation. Learners can use there imagination to invent their own constellation and story to go along with it or they can create an existing constellation and tell a story that been told for thousands of years. This activity can be entirely done with rocks found outside, and can be enhanced with an internet connection if learners need ideas for their constellation creation.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • rocks
  • sidewalk chalk (optional)
  • internet connection (optional)


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Astronomy

Informal Categories

  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • Life and Science at Home


  • , Museum of Life and Science, 2021