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Iza Trapani sweetly illustrated this classic nursery rhyme. Grab a copy of her book and our free Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star activities and prepare for a wonderful week of learning.
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!
Thanks to Rachel Harris and Robin Diedrichs for writing this Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star unit study and for preparing the lapbook printables.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Activities & Lessons
Here are a few sample lessons from the Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star unit study.
Literacy Activity: Vocabulary Words
You may want to discuss these new words with your student.
Orbit – the path taken by one body circling around another body (act this word out with your student)
Star – a natural body visible in the sky especially at night that gives off light or shines by reflection; a ball shaped gaseous celestial body of great mass that shines by its own light.
Twinkle – to shine or cause to shine with a flickering or sparkling light.
Harbor – a part of a body of water protected and deep enough to be a place of safety for ships.
Music Activity: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” Song
“Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” is a popular nursery rhyme, first published in 1806. At the end of the book, they have the music notes for the song, and the story broken down into verses to be sung. Go back with your child and reread the story as a song! The melody of “Twinkle, Twinkle” is a popular one; one shared with the “Alphabet Song,” and others. Discuss this with your child and sing the two songs together, noting how they each have the same melody. Can your child think of any other songs that might have the same tune?
Science Activity: Animals
In the story, the star shows the girl “puppies in their bed and a pony resting in his shed.”
Has your child ever wondered what the difference was between a pony and a horse? A pony is not a baby horse. A baby horse is a foal. A pony is actually a small horse, officially any horse under 14.2 hands (58 in./ 145 cm) high. Some ponies are only 26 inches high!
Has your child ever wondered how long a dog is considered to be a puppy? While it can be common to call any small dog a puppy, regardless of age, traditionally a puppy is a young dog, usually one less than a year old.
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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Lapbook Printables
In addition to lessons, this Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star unit study contains these lapbook activities:
- Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Story Sequencing Cards
- Counting Star (count to five)
- My Star Story Pocket
- Genesis 1:16 Flap Book
- My Night Sky Observations Book
- Who Was Sleeping? T-book
- Stars in the Sky Constellation Layer Book
- My Shape Rocket
- My Little Book of Planets
- Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Patterns Page
- Star Tracing Page
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Lapbook Sample
Here is a Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Lapbook sample. This sample lapbook was made with one file folder and a center extension (a piece of cardstock taped to the center section).
How to Get Started with the Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Activities & Lapbook Printables
Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star unit study and lapbook:
- Buy a copy of the book, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, or grab one from your local library.
- Print the Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star unit study.
- This unit contains a variety of lessons for a variety of abilities. Choose the lessons you want to use with your student (a highlighter works great for this).
- Choose and prepare the Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star lapbook printables you want to use with your student.
- Enjoy a week of singing and learning with your student.
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