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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.


  • 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 (


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


  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


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


  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


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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