Shapes > Star > also circle, triangles, ovals, crescent
Holidays and Events >
*Jan. 5 > Twelfth Night
*Jan. 6 > Epiphany
*Jan. 27 > Mozart's Birthday
*Sept. > Classical Music Month
*Dec. 25 > Christmas
Nursery Rhymes >
*Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
*Star Light Star Bright
Outer space > Star theme
in this activity
children will have fun practicing shapes: circle, triangle,
Print the template of your choice: in color or black and white version on paper or card stock. The black and white version can be printed on yellow paper.
Cut the pieces
Practice numbers & shapes: counting & sorting
1. Ask and help children to identify the shapes.
2. Count and sort the shapes by type.
3. Write the number 1 - 5 on the back of the triangles and 6 & 7 on the circles, 8 on the crescent and 9 & 10 on the oval eyes.
4. Colors: Talk about the different shades of yellow (light or darker).
Children can color and decorate the pieces. Encourage child to glue the template pieces to a piece of paper or to the large circle edges. Allow child to see the small image provided on the template as a guideline.
Optional: Children can add glitter glue or small pieces of aluminum foil to embellish the star.
* Note: If assembled directly on the circle you can make a little hole and tie a ribbon or string to hang as a holiday ornament or glue a craft stick/Popsicle stick to make a hand puppet
To reinforce, read and sing the rhyme again after the craft has been completed, and read at least once a day during the week using the rhyme poster and finished craft.
Place the finished craft in a place of honor at child's eye level.
Alphabet > Letter
S Star or Starfish Printable Activities
Outer space and sky theme:
Discuss what is a star. and that we live in one of the planets, Earth.
Starfish > Adapt this craft for use as a starfish, and decorate accordingly and paste to light blue paper for an "under the sea" theme.
Nursery Rhyme coloring pages:
Children can enjoy having the nursery rhyme read again during the week or at bedtime after a coloring activity. The coloring page is available with text or no text in the materials column.
Christmas Holiday > Epiphany | Three Kings Day
These two nursery rhymes and the star theme craft (The Star of Bethlehem) are appropriate to commemorate Epiphany > Twelfth Day > Relating to the Magi | Three Wise Men follow a Star (Matthew 2)
Read from a toddler/ preschooler Bible storybook or adapt and simplify Bible text links here with related coloring pages.
Bible alphabet - W is for Wise men
Three Wise Men follow a star to visit Baby Jesus > Bible Link: Matthew 2
Coloring Pages Text No Text
Shapes Star Craft:
Black & White
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
*Star Light Star Bright Rhyme Poster
Bible coloring pages:
The First Christmas Text No Text
Three Wise Men Visit Baby Jesus
Text No Text
* white paper or card stock
*something color with: crayon, markers
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