Hope you and your little ones have been having fun with the star projects from last week’s post. Here are a few more star ideas to keep the shape-learning rolling! Today, we’ll be working on Star Puppets!
What You Need:
- Paper Plate
- Yellow Paint (or color of your choice)
- Popsicle Stick
- Star Pattern Printable (if you’re as bad at free-handing things as me!)
- Masking Tape
What You Do:
Using the star printable page as a template, trace a star on a paper plate. I found that doing it on the back of the plate provides a little flatter star, but doing it on the front of the plate helps contain the paint (a little!). Your call!
Now for the fun part – painting! One of our younger day care kids (18 months) started out by putting a dab of yellow on each point. I thought it was so cute!
The kids had lots of fun painting the star!
After the paint is dry, cut the star out (if you have an older preschooler, they might be able to do this themselves) and then tape a popsicle stick to the back. We were gluing the popsicle stick, but I find that packing tape works a lot better!
After we were done, we used the puppets while singing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. The kids got a real kick out of it!
More Star Resources and Ideas!
Use Star Stickers in this Super Simple Flag Craft
Star Theme Unit from Preschool Express (check out the cute sea star rhyme)
Lots of simple shape printouts including one with two smaller stars on it from Under 5
Connect the Dots: Straight Star and Curvy Star from KidZone
Lots of Shape Worksheets including a “Color by Shape” one
About the Author:
Lindsey Whitney is a blogger over at Growing Kids Ministry. A blog designed to help parents, teachers, and Children’s Ministry workers who want to help the kids they love grow in their faith. Check out her full profile here.
Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain
Saturday 20th of October 2012
I love your fun ideas! Thanks for sharing them at Cast Party Wednesday! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~