Can you put these stars in order?
UPDATE: I have been getting a lot of requests for these files so here is the download link with the files that will print out an 8×11 per star – stars-were-gleaming
Just click the download link, then double click the zip file that downloaded. This will open a file that has all the images as individual files. Click one, select print, and it will print at a full size.
My tech son just tested this, and it work great.
Children have great visual memory. This activity taps into that great ability.
Put these stars around the room. Ask the children, “What do you notice about these pictures? What’s the same? What’s different?” Receive the children’s answers.
“What do these pictures have to do with this song?” Sing the song. Receive the children’s answers.
“Can you help me put these stars in order according to the song as I sing?” Tap a child on the shoulder to bring a star up and put it in order on the board as you sing. Continue doing that until all the stars are up. “Let’s check if the stars are in the right order.” Sing the song and point to the stars as they come in the song. (If they are out of order, let the children discover it with some hints.)
Sing the song together. (The children will have heard it about 4 times or more.)
Extension: Ask the children, “If I take away 3 different stars, can you remember what was on them?” Take away the stars and have the children tell you what was on the stars. Sing the song. Take away a few more stars. Remember what was on the stars and sing the song again.
Here are the stars in order:
(Images were drawn by Andrea Burgon.)
In order to print these images one to a page, select the image, then right click to download onto your computer.
UPDATE: I have been getting a lot of requests for these files so here is the download link that will print out an 8×11 per star – stars-were-gleaming