Who doesn’t love the stars? Since the beginning of time, these shiny objects in the sky have captured the imagination of children and adults alike.
Introduce children to these celestial bodies with the help of our collection of 20 fun and engaging activities; sure to help them learn while enjoying themselves!
1. Listen To The Rhyme
Let your kids’ imaginations run wild with this video based on the nursery rhyme “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”. It will spark their creativity and sense of awe about nature while teaching them the rhyme in a fun way.
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2. Match Pictures
This PreK–1 nursery rhyme activity pack is a helpful companion resource to teach kids the classic nursery rhyme. First, color the printable book and read the rhyme aloud. Then, cut-and-paste pictures; matching them with their corresponding words. This simple activity helps improve concentration, hand-eye coordination, and visual memory.
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3. Learn With Lyrics
Learning with lyrics is a fantastic way to master a rhyme. Get kids to sing along with you using these lyrics. It will help them learn faster and have fun with their peers.
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4. Sing Along With Actions
Now that kids are comfortable with the rhyme and know it well, get them to incorporate hand motions as they sing along. This will heighten their enjoyment and help them memorize the rhyme.
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5. Play A Picture-And-Word Game
For this fun task, get kids to match the given words to the pictures. Then, print the lyrics, watch the video, and listen to the nursery rhyme while singing along. Finally, fill in the blanks and enjoy!
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6. Pick The Words That Rhyme
This rhyming word activity is a fantastic way to teach your students about the sky and outer space. Ask your kids what a star is and get them to talk about it. Then, ask them to spot the rhyming words in the nursery rhyme.
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7. Listen To The Instrumental Version
Get kids to listen to, and learn, the nursery rhyme with different instruments. Pick an instrument and read the description for your kiddos to learn more about it. Then, click on the thumbnail below to play the instrumental version of the rhyme.
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8. Read A Storybook
Encourage kids to read more with this literacy activity. Read Iza Trapani’s storybook, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”. Then, ask kids to identify the rhyming words; repeating the rhyme slowly to help them along.
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9. Write, Color, Count, Match, And More
This Twinkle Twinkle Little Star printable pack has a variety of lessons for preschool and kindergarten children. It includes a literacy bundle, printable books, picture cards, a craft activity, sequencing activities, and other hands-on activities. It combines fun and learning; helping your little ones bind information to memory effectively!
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10. Read More
Children can never get enough reading. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Cabrera is a beautiful storybook with rich illustrations of animals in their homes. It shows animals singing this well-known rhyme to their young ones and is a wonderful way to put kids to sleep.
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11. Make A Star
This fun activity includes drawing a star by connecting the dots and finding the name of the shape from the provided options. Finally, kids have to identify its shape from among various other shapes.
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12. Overcome Fear Of The Dark
Circle Time is an excellent way to use nursery rhyme activities to help children become less afraid of the dark. First, recite the song during circle time. Next, ask the children about their thoughts and feelings regarding the dark. Next, engage them in a mindfulness task to learn calming strategies.
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13. Sing And Color
This activity is a cool way to help children learn the classic nursery rhyme and hone their coloring skills. Print copies of the free printable and share them with your children. Tell them to sing the rhyme and then color the letters in the title with different colors.
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14. Do A Pocket Chart Activity
You will need a laminator, printer, a pair of scissors, and a pocket chart or whiteboard for this activity. Download, print, cut out, and laminate the words. Next, place them on the pocket chart. Recite the rhyme with your kids and get them to find certain letters like “W” for instance. Encourage them to describe a star using different words, sort out stars and other shapes, and continue a pattern sequence.
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15. Make Interesting Patterns
This fun pattern activity kit includes beautiful pattern cards. Put the cards in a large tray and cover them with eco-glitter. Give kids paint brushes, feathers, or other tools to draw over the patterns. You can also laminate these cards and encourage your kids to trace over them with dry-wipe pens.
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16. Create Star Strings
This charming nursery rhyme activity includes making a cut-and-fold version of origami stars in various sizes. Provide kids with the necessary supplies and then get them to follow the steps under adult supervision. Finally, hang the stars from thread or strings of LED lights.
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17. Check The Rhyming Words
Use this printable worksheet as part of your classroom activities to help students improve their literacy skills. Download and print copies of the worksheet and ask your kiddos to recite the rhyme. Then, ask them to identify and check the words that rhyme with the highlighted ones.
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18. Learn About Science With Stars
This science activity teaches children about science, the galaxy, the night sky, and the nature of phosphor. It also includes prompt cards to encourage children to explore how glow-in-the-dark materials work. End the experiment with a fun stargazing session where kids lie on their backs or sit comfortably looking up at the night sky.
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19. Make Star Biscuits
Make delicious biscuits in star shapes with kids using star-shaped cookie cutters. Serve them on gold paper plates to complement the star theme.
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20. Play Music
Introduce kids to the piano or keyboard with this easy-to-follow sheet music. Teach them to play the rhyme, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” with these colored notes.
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