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Learning About the Stars

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We’ve had an amazing week learning about the stars in preschool with Experience Preschool! We made a telescope to see the stars, created constellation patterns with math shape manipulatives, decorated star wands, and painted sparkly star galaxies. Try our DIY Glittery Ombre Galaxy Jars and Cardboard Box Planetarium!

telescope craft for preschoolers

Learning About the Stars

Our first week of the space theme covered:

  • stars
  • sun
  • moon
  • astronomer
  • clouds

We made our own stargazer telescopes so we could pretend to be an astronomer. We used blue paint with a little silver glitter paint to paint a cardboard roll. Then we added sparkly star stickers.

Blast off to space theme #MGTblogger

We learned about constellations and cut apart constellation cards to look at through our telescopes. We learned that the name of the scientist who studies the night sky is called an astronomer.

Blast off to space theme #MGTblogger

Using shape design mats and blue and yellow foam stars, the children worked in pairs to match stars to the mat and complete constellations.

Blast off to space theme #MGTblogger

It’s good for them to learn to work together and take turns.

Blast off to space theme #MGTblogger

These are star wands that “twinkle”. Stars shine a constant light but the movement of dust and rocks in the atmosphere makes stars look like they twinkle. Our dancing stars were the perfect prop for music and movement time.

dancing stars #MGTblogger

Our constellation paintings are super easy but turn out beautiful. Simply paint black construction paper with silver glitter paint.

Learning about the stars #MGTblogger

When it dries, add star stickers. Ta-da! We talked about there being so many stars in the night sky.

Learning about the stars in preschool #MGTblogger

Stars can red, yellow or blue. the red ones “red giants” are the largest and the blues are the smallest “blue dwarfs”. Yellow stars are medium -sized. 

Learning about the stars #MGTblogger
Learning about the stars #MGTblogger

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is the perfect song to go with the star lesson.

More Space Themed Activities

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