To celebrate the official launch of Lie Back, Look Up, I am offering a free printable and a giveaway! This is a website that I’ve been dreaming about for awhile, and I’m so very excited to finally get it off the ground. I hope you all have as much fun visiting here as I do sharing my ideas.
As a “thank you” for helping me launch, I invite you to download these free constellation cards. These can be printed and enjoyed over and over again with your family. They will be available free-of-charge throughout the month of July.
The constellation cards are a great way to encourage your kids in their love of the stars. There are many uses for children (and adults!) of all ages. Here are a few ideas on how to use the cards:
- as flashcards to learn the constellations
- blow them up and use them as decorations in a children’s room or a nursery
- as seating cards at a birthday party (as seen here)
You could also print two sets of the cards, using just the side with the constellation picture (leaving the backside blank) and try the following:
- use them as a Memory game
- play Old Maid or Go Fish
- have your kids write their own myth for each constellation on the back
Three lucky winners will be receiving a free planisphere. A planisphere, also known as a star wheel, is a great basic tool to have for stargazing. You just have to spin the disk to match up the time and date that you are stargazing, and it will show you which constellations you should see in the night sky.
To be entered into the random drawing, just leave a comment with your email address (in the “email” field in the comment form). For an extra entry, share this post via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest (you can use one of the buttons at the bottom of this post), and let me know that you did so in a separate comment. For a third entry, subscribe to this blog and let me know in the comments as well. If you win, I’ll email you to ask for your latitude so I can make sure to get you the correct planisphere for your location.
Comments will close on this post on Friday, July 20 at 1 PM EST. Winners will be announced on Monday, July 23.
Good luck in the planisphere giveaway, enjoy the cards and don’t forget to Lie Back, Look Up!