We have continued our theme on stars this week, based on the story, “How to Catch a Star” by Oliver Jeffers. This time we used some of the resources (glow in the dark stars and activity printouts) as well as chalks, yellow tissue paper, black sugar paper and glue to make our own starry night scene.
My daughter drew her shooting star using chalks on black paper, similar to but not the same as in the story. She arranged the glow in the dark stars on the paper. We then used different sized yellow tissue paper triangles to make our own stars. After a few tries, my daughter decided that she only wanted one size of star on her picture. We glued these on by placing one triangle on first and then gluing the other triangle on top of it.
She really enjoyed using the glue and practicing telling me that she had, “Yellow triangles.” She held them up to show me and to tell me what they were each time she used one! A massive improvement, as previously she has always called triangles, “squares”.
I cut out some of the resources that were sent in the presentation box I had received. After playing with them for a while, she completed her picture. We then went on a star hunt, where she used my camera to find as many stars as she could in our home. I had one very excited little girl, who cheered every time she found another one! It was great fun!
I am very proud of her. She is now much more confident when naming triangles, stars and the colour yellow. A few hours after we had done this activity, she walked up to me with her hands held out, saying, “Look, Mummy! A triangle!”
There is still time to win a copy of “How to Catch a Star” in my competition. Please see here to enter!
Disclosure: I was sent presentation box containing resources and two copies of, “How to Catch a Star,” by Oliver Jeffers for the purposes of reviewing it and using one book for a giveaway.