“S” is for Star (and silver, sparkly, space, shiny, sky, and super)!
This easy “s” is for star craft is perfect for any preschooler learning about space, stars, or the night sky. The connection between the letter “s” and words that begin with the “s” sound helps kids learn to recognize letters as symbols that represent particular sounds, and important step in early literacy. Crunching the tiny tin foil stars helps develop pincer grip, cutting out the letter is a fun and effective scissor skills exercise, and gluing the stars requires concentration and care.
Our “s” is for star craft was inspired by a few wonderful clear nights that have been perfect for stargazing, as well as by watching episodes of Lunar Jim, a television show on Kids’ CBC. Lunar Jim features Jim, an astronaut who lives in a settlement in space. The show often features frequent images of stars and planets, and is a wonderful jumping off place for discussions about the stars, planets, and space.
Here is what you need to make your own “S” is for Stars craft:
1. Cut a letter “s” out of yellow construction paper, and glue onto a sheet of black construction paper:
2. Cut several star shapes out of aluminum foil. Glue stars onto the letter “s” (tip, if your kids have trouble working with the tin foil stars, you can glue the foil onto a blank sheet of construction paper first, and then cut stars out of the foil topped paper):
3. Crunch left over scraps of aluminum foil into small balls, and glue around your letter “s”:
4. If you would like, use a silver marker to add the words “S is for Star” to the bottom of your picture. Hang is up, and enjoy the sparkly reminder of the world beyond us. You could make a wish on your stars too.