Inside: Download these free Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star printable song sticks for toddlers and preschoolers to hold during music!
One of our favorite songs in our toddler and preschool class is Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. In fact, it’s one of the first songs we sing when we start school.
Giving young children something to hold during circle time keeps them more engaged, especially when they are given different motions to use.
I make sure to have enough for each child, as well as all teachers who are involved.
A fun song to sing throughout the year!
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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Printable Song Sticks
What you will need:
- Popsicle sticks or Jumbo Craft Sticks
- Scotch tape
- Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star song sticks (scroll down page to find free printable)
We suggest either printing these on heavy paper or laminating them for extra durability, unless you are the only one that will handle them.
Make enough copies so that you have one star stick for each student.
Cut out the desired amount of stars and gather your popsicle or jumbo craft sticks.
Tape the stars to the top of each stick.
Using the Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Song Sticks
Gather your children at the circle time area and tell them that they will be singing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.
Hand them each a star stick and explain that they will hold the star while singing the song.
When finished, collect the star sticks and save for another time.
Extending this Activity
This is a fun way to work on following directions. Tell your children to listen to you very carefully as you tell them where to put the stars.
- Above their head.
- Behind their back.
- Under their shoe.
- Beside them.
- In front of them.
- Between their hands.
Parts of the Body
Once again, your children will listen very carefully as you tell them where to point their stars.
- On their knee.
- On their nose.
- On their shoulder.
- On their ear.
Using song sticks is a great visual while teaching online.
You can create star sticks and include in a take-home packet, or send home the link to this post and parents can download and print their own copies.
Then, use the Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star sticks just as you would in the classroom, except now you are holding it in front of the computer screen.
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