Stars

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.

Using chalk and glow in the dark stars
Using chalk and glow in the dark stars
Shooting star
Shooting star

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.

Triangle stars
Making stars using yellow triangles

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”.

Stars
Stars

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!

Stars around the house
Stars around the house

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.

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  • Your daughter is SO cute! Love the idea of the extension work from such a lovely book.

    • dillydrops

      Thank you, she is a little cutie 🙂

  • Lovely craft. We have some glow in the dark paint which would be fantastic for a craft like this

    • dillydrops

      Oohh… glow in the dark paint would be perfect for this! Good idea!

  • Ahh your little girl is so cute.
    A fun activity too.

    • dillydrops

      Thank you 🙂

  • Looks like she enjoyed doing this, I keep meaning to do more crafts with my daughter so will have to give this a go :)

    • dillydrops

      I hope that you enjoy it as much as we did 🙂

  • What a fun way to start learning about shapes. Great photos!

    • dillydrops

      Thank you! We had a lot of fun taking part in the activities and she loved snapping away!

  • A lovely craft activity to do wit this book. We have tow copies at home because we love it so much! x

    • dillydrops

      It is a wonderful book! Thank you, we love linking crafts to stories 🙂

  • What a great picture she created! It’s great you have found so many activities from the book.

    • dillydrops

      Thank you! I think that she did a great job of it! It’s a good story that has led us to lots of other ideas 🙂

  • She is super cute! What a fab picture x

    • dillydrops

      Thank you, she loved doing it.

  • I love the idea of a star hunt, must do that with my two!

    • dillydrops

      My daughter got extremely excited about it! I hope that you have as much fun as we did. We’re hoping to find some outside next time we do it.

  • We’ve got a copy of this book on its way. I can’t wait to read it with the twins and do some activities, I love this one :-) x

    • dillydrops

      Fantastic news-they will love it! I hope you have as much fun as we did 🙂

  • Great final effect.
    Job well done!

    • dillydrops

      Thank you, I think she did a great job of it!

  • I keep seeing all these posts about the book and I really want to read it……great picture

    • dillydrops

      Thank you! It is a great story 🙂

  • dillydrops

    Thank you!

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  • what a fun kit! we love this book too 🙂

    • dillydrops

      Thanks. We had a great time with it! It is a great story 🙂

  • That looks Fab. We really enjoyed this book

    • dillydrops

      Thank you! It is a great story 🙂

  • How lovely! There’s nothing quite as magical as the stars at night time 🙂
    Love Vicky
    http://www.aroundandupsidedown.co.uk/

    • dillydrops

      Thank you 🙂 There certainly isn’t!

  • Your daughter is beautiful. Great activity to follow form her story. I used to teach Nursery and I remember one of my favourite stories is Laura’s Star. I’m sure your daughter would love it just as much. Fab post! Binkylinky

  • Oh doing art related to a book is so lovely. The two overlapping stars really really works. I love her making the triangle with her fingers bless xx

    • dillydrops

      Thank you, I’m glad that you like them 🙂 She was very enthusiastic about the stars and managed to walk about making the triangle with her fingers quite a lot that day!

  • Thats excatly how my son do triangle but he calls its give way sign cuz he is into signs #binkylinky

    • dillydrops

      Aww…bless him. It’s great that he is recognising shapes in signs 🙂

  • winegumsx

    Great post, I love the idea of using 2 triangles for stars! x

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