Here is a great idea for kids to learn the names and patterns of the constellations.
I used some cardstock and printed out some star charts/constellation maps. My daughter copied the dotted pattern onto a piece of cardstock and connected the dots with a silver pen. Then I helped her to poke holes using push pins (I put a thick cloth/towel or cloth place mat under her card stock paper so that she could make a hole with the push pin in the middle of each dot). We then hung the finished picture up against our wood shutters so that the sun could shine through the holes to give the appearance of stars! They came out so magical looking!