Star Light, Star Bright Nursery Rhyme | Star Craft
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Activities Materials
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and Star Light, Star Bright are probably two of the most known and loved nursery rhymes.

Activity 1 > Music: Twinkle, Twinkle, a Little bit of Mozart
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star's music was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the great composer and child prodigy. Select a musical instrument here, and then select to 'listen' and it will play Twinkle, Twinkle as one of the selections.

Activity 2 > Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Nursery Rhyme and Music (Optional: Star Bright, Star Light)
Sing the nursery rhyme posters of your choice. Make sure child understands the meaning of all the  words. Identify colors in the picture. 


Here are music videos @ YouTube to sing-along with:
  1. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  2. Star Light, Star Bright

Activity 3 > Craft 1 > Easy Shapes Star Craft (10 piece)
Tell the children they will make a Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.  Have the children hold their finished star as they sing your choice of nursery rhyme.

Note:  If presenting this activity for a Christmas theme, present the significance of the star as it relates to the holiday.   

In this activity children will have fun practicing shapes: circle, triangle, crescent, oval

  • Print and cut out the template of your choice in color or black and white version on paper, card stock or on yellow construction paper.
  • Learning activities before assemby > counting and sorting
    • Ask and help children to identify the shapes.
    • Count and sort the shapes by type.
    • 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.
  • Children can color and paste facial features first on the large circle.
  • Encourage to glue the template pieces to a piece of paper (dark blue) or to the large circle edges. Use the small image provided on the template as a guideline.
  • Children can add glitter glue or small pieces of aluminum foil to embellish the star.
  • 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.

Activity 3 > Craft 2 > Easy Star Craft (6 piece)
This is an easier star for younger children, ages 3 and under. The star is one piece.

  • Have the children position the features first over the star.
  • Leave them in place
  • Lift one by one, add a bit of glue and paste each one at a time from the top down.eyes, eyebrow to the mouth.

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.

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 are 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 the feast of Epiphany on January 6 > Twelfth Day > Relating to the Magi | Three Wise Men follow a Star to visit Baby Jesus (Matthew 2:1-12).

Include a Bible reading and discussion related to a star as it is represented during Christmas festivities.  Use Bible theme coloring pages for display, found in the materials column.

Bible alphabet > W is for Wise Men > Three Wise Men follow a star to visit Baby Jesus

Starfish > Adapt this craft for use as a starfish, and decorate accordingly and paste to light blue paper for an "under the sea" theme.


Easy Shapes Star Craft
Color version
Black & White
or
Simpler Star

Color version
Black & White


Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
color poster

coloring pages
with text | no text


Star Light, Star Bright
color poster
coloring pages
with text | no text

Letter S Star or Starfish activities


Bible
Theme
Alphabet

W is for Wise men

Coloring pages
The First Christmas
with text | no text

Three Wise Men Visit Baby Jesus
Page 1
with text | no text
Page 2

* white paper or card stock
* scissors
* glue
*something color with: crayon, markers

Alphabet > Letter S > Star > Starfish | Bible > Matthew 2 | Biographies > Music > Mozart | Colors > Yellow | Crafts > Shapes > Star > also circle, triangles, ovals, crescent | Holidays & Events > Jan 6 > Epiphany, Three Kings' Day | Jan 27 > Mozart's Birthday | Sep > Classical Music Month
Dec 25 > Christmas | Nursery Rhymes | Outer space > Star theme