Help me celebrate the launch of Lie Back, Look Up (free printable & a giveaway!)

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.

TheΒ 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!

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20 Responses to Help me celebrate the launch of Lie Back, Look Up (free printable & a giveaway!)

  1. Amy J. says:

    This is so cool!

  2. Suzanne says:

    Great idea for a site! Please enter me for the contest πŸ™‚

  3. Heather says:

    I completely freaked out when I saw “The happiest Mom” blog mentioning this. I am SO excited!!!!!! I always want to learn things but it’s hard! I hope I win!!!!
    thanks for having such a great site! Hope it goes well for you!

  4. Heather says:

    AND I shared it on my fb page! thanks for such a great “different” blog!

  5. SarahS says:

    This looks super cool! Please enter me in the contest.

  6. SarahS says:

    I pinned it, too. πŸ™‚

  7. Lisette hernandez says:

    I love stars!!! and being able to integrate my children in my passion is just wonderful. I love how your blog makes it easier to share something rather complicated in a simple fun way. I love the cards. I also pinned your blog to my pinterest. So I’m excited to see what would happen on the 23rd πŸ˜‰

  8. Erin says:

    Love this! Such a great thing to do with your kids! Will share on my Facebook page too! What a great WellRoundedKid activity! Congrats on the new blog.

  9. Nadine says:

    Just yesterday I went looking for a site that would help me interpret what I saw in the sky in the morning (I swore it was 3 planets that I could see!) – turns out it was two, plus a really bright star grouping and another bright star. It amazes me.

    I grew up in MA, in a relatively small town, but not far enough away from the bright lights and big city. So, when I moved here, to FL, the stars felt abundant and brighter. It would be cool to be able to identify what I am seeing.

  10. kathreen says:

    Look at this! How neat for Emmet County residents: http://www.emmetcounty.org/2012-dark-sky-events-announced-519/

    I sure do love this site!

  11. Diana says:

    Thanks — this looks really great. Good luck!

  12. MB says:

    I can’t wait to try to find some of these constellations with my son, I have never been very good at it – but I’m going to give it another try!

  13. Rachel Ford says:

    Hi! I just wanted to say that I love, love, love your site. Its so nice to find a blog with such deep science content! I just wrote a post about DIY Constellation Tubes that I referenced a couple of your different posts. Please check it out when you get a chance! Would love your feedback. =) Best, Rachel

    http://mommaowlslab.blogspot.com/2013/09/diy-constellation-tubes.html

  14. Maria A Marquez says:

    This site is such an inspiration. I am definitely planning a family experience. I hope it ends up being manageable with your advice. Congratulations!

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  16. Beth says:

    I have the kids separate by seasons and circumpolar (ones we see all year) they love it.

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