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S is for stars, stickers and a song "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"

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  • Make a large letter S on violet paper with a pencil or marker
  • Give child star-shaped stickers
  • Follow the outline of the letter S with the star stickers placed on the S shape
  • Play song “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” by Ella Jenkins or Watch/Listen here


Watch this to learn the star shape

Using a washable marker, draw a star shape on a child's hand.  At different times during the day, ask the child what shape is on his hand. Try to ask the child at least 10 times during the day.


Go outside at night to watch the stars. Ask if the stars are twinkling? Most stars shine with a steady light but from here on Earth the atmosphere makes stars seem to twinkle.


Why do stars only come out at night? (stars are in the sky both day and night but our bright star the Sun makes it hard to see the dimmer stars during the day)

If you could do anything right now, what would it be?


  • Song "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" by Ella Jenkins from album Early Early Childhood Songs or Watch/Listen here
  • violet construction paper (or white paper colored w/ violet crayon)
  • star-shaped stickers, self-stick stars  (or create your own with paper & scissors)
  • marker

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Star
  • Color - Purple
  • Number - Review
  • Alphabet Letters - S, V
  • Senses - Touch
  • Character Trait - Respect
  • Target Words - Hot, Soft, Above, Below

Monthly Proverb

Scottish-He that is wise can make a friend of a foe

Did You Know?

"The foundations of social competence that are developed in the first five years are linked to emotional well-being and affect a child’s later ability to functionally adapt in school and to form successful relationships throughout life." National Scientific Council on the Developing Child

Books to Read

"The Monster At The End of This Book"
by Jon Stone (Activity 13)

"Harold and the Purple Crayon"
by Crockett Johnson (Activity 8)

by Suzy Lee (Activity 7)

"Wave" VIDEO
by Suzy Lee (Activity 7)

"Harold and the Purple Crayon". VIDEO
by Crockett Johnson (Activity 8)

"The Monster At The End of This Book". VIDEO
by Jon Stone (Activity 13)

Music Playlist

"A - You’re Adorable"
by Perry Como Album The Very Best of Perry Como (Pop)(Activity 4)

"Hello, My Name is Joe"
by Ellen and Peter Allard Album Sing It! Say It! Sway It! Vol. 2 (Children) (Activity 1)

"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
by Ella Jenkins Album Early Early Childhood Songs (Children) (Activity 3)

"Hello, My Name is Joe" VIDEO
by Ellen and Peter Allard (Activity 1)

"A - You're Adorable" VIDEO
by Sesame Street (Activity 4)

"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" VIDEO
by Ella Jenkins (Activity 3)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Nursery Rhyme

(Activity 26 Month 7)

Star light, Star bright

Star light, Star bright

I wish I may, I wish I might

Have the wish I wish tonight