If you are looking for summer activities to do with your children, look no further! Today we have a fun astrology experiment for you. This experiment only takes basic supplies and can keep you and your children occupied for hours.
Marshmallow and Spaghetti Constellations
What you will need for this activity are some marshmallows. If you want to really get into the experiment you can get marshmallows of different sizes and colors. You will also need some dry spaghetti. Look up some star constellations and print out a few of your favorites. You can even do this part together with your child. A good idea on where to start is by checking what constellations are visible in the summer. Or try looking up the zodiac astrology constellations that you and your children were born under.
Sit down with your child and go over the constellations. Use the marshmallows as stars and have your child lay out the marshmallows to match the formation of the constellation. Take the spaghetti and use it to connect the marshmallow stars. Teach your child the names of the constellations they are making.
Taking it Further
You can follow up with this experiment by letting your child stay up late one night and sitting outside to see the stars. Help them find the constellations they made and see if they remember the names. You can also talk to your child about other interesting star phenomenons, like dwarf stars and black holes.
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