Starfish Paper Craft | Star Shape | Alphabet Letter S
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Themes Activities Materials
Alphabet > Letter S > Starfish or Sea Star

Animals > Ocean | Seashore Animals > Starfish or Sea star 

Crafts > Make a paper Starfish

Holidays & Events
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June 8 > World Oceans Day
June > Zoo and Aquarium Month

Numbers > Counting 1 to 5

Seasons > Summer > Beach

Shapes >  Star
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Activity >  Making a Paper Starfish
Materials: Starfish template, 1 tablespoon birdseed or oatmeal, glue and brush Optional: scissors to cut out star to make a decoration.

Give the children the starfish template.
1.   Skills > Shape and Numbers/Counting:
Have the children count out loud with you the number of arms on the starfish.  Point to the fact that it is called a starfish o sea star because it is shaped like a star.   

2.  Instruct the children to smear the glue all over the starfish and then sprinkle birdseed or oatmeal on top of the glue.

3.  When the children have finished applying the birdseed, pick up each starfish and pour off the excess seeds back into a container.

4.  Sensory:  When the starfish is dry, it will feel bumpy just like a real starfish.  These can be displayed on a wall or table for the children to enjoy.

Activity > Craft 2: Making a Star or Starfish Necklace or Medallion

Activity > Alphabet Letter S is for Starfish
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Starfish Template

1 tablespoon birdseed or oatmeal, glue and brush


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