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    Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Stars Lesson Plan

    Popsicle Stick Star Craft

    Objective: To learn about the shape star

    Message: Stars have five or more points.

    Book(s):

    • Stars Around Town by Nathan Olson
    • Shape Up, Pup! by Ed Heck

    Music: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

    Twinkle twinkle little star
    How I wonder what you are
    Up above the world so high
    Like a diamond in the sky
    Twinkle twinkle little star
    How I wonder what you are

    Fine Motor Skills:

    • LLCS pages 48-49
    • SCEW page 11

    Gross Motor Skills: Dancing to “Twinkle” by Mike Schmid

    Craft/Activity 1: Popsicle Stick Star Craft (http://www.daniellesplace.com/html/christmas.html)

    Materials

    • 5 popsicle sticks
    • Glue
    • Paint
    • Flat beads or jewels
    • Yarn

    Directions

    1. Arrange the popsicle sticks to form a star.
    2. Glue the popsicle sticks together.
    3. After the glue dries, paint the popsicle stick star.
    4. After the paint dries, decorate the popsicle stick star with flat beads or jewels.
    5. Loop a circle of yarn around one corner of the star.
    6. Hang the popsicle stick star.

    Craft/Activity 2: Star Sponge Painting Wrapping Paper

    Materials

    • Paint
    • Large sheets of paper
    • Scrap cardboard
    • Sponges
    • Scissors

    Directions

    1. Cut the sponges into star shapes with the scissors.
    2. Pour some paint onto the cardboard.
    3. Dip the sponge stars into the paint and then onto the paper.
    4. Use the star wrapping paper during the holidays as gift wrap.

    Shapes Review: BPW pages 34-37

    References

    Big Preschool Workbook (P). 2014. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0887431456
    Let’s Learn Colors & Shapes (2+). 2011. Spectrum Early Years. ISBN 978-1-60996-201-2
    Schiller, Pam and Pat Phipps. The Complete Daily Curriculum for Early Childhood (Revised). 2011. Gryphon House. Inc. ISBN 978-0-87659-358-5
    Shapes and Colors Educational Workbook (Pre-K Kindergarten). 2014. The Clever Factory, Inc.

    Image Credits

    Popsicle Stick Star Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson

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