Go Stargazing With Your Family

During Hanukkah, nighttime comes early. The moon is just a sliver—and on the sixth night, you can’t see it at all. That means this is a perfect time to check out the night sky.

Bundle up and go stargazing with your family. Are some stars (or possibly planets) brighter than others? Which constellations can you identify? Bring a sketchpad and pencil so you can sketch what you see and look them up later.

This Activity Works With These Books:


  • Telescope or binoculars (optional)
  • Sketchpad
  • Pencil


  • Head outside. If there’s no snow on the ground, you can even put down a blanket and get comfortable.
  • A telescope or binoculars are great to have, but optional.
  • Bring a sketchpad and pencil and draw what you see. When you head back inside, look up the constellations online and try to identify the star show.


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