Night Time Sky with Playful Preschool

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Welcome to another week of Playful Preschool!!

Follow the hashtag  #playfulpreschool on social media, where we bring you some hands on learning for your preschooler!

This weeks theme is Night Time, also be sure to check at the bottom of this post for all the links to more ideas on this theme from my fabulous blogging friends who are also a part of this group!

Making art provides a ton of opportunities to learn for a preschooler.

glitter glue for the night sky sparkle

For today’s lesson you will need:

  • sheets of paper
  • glitter glue (we had gold, silver and blue)
  • glue stick
  • foil
  • scissors
  • q-tips

Use some foil to cut out stars. Here we have some practice in cutting for your preschooler and dependent on their level of skill with the scissors it can be rather rewarding to cut their own shapes. Even if they don’t look like stars! I helped my 5 year old cut our stars but I always offer for him to do it with me, to encourage him on.

cutting and sticking practice

Next use those skills to glue the stars down and squeeze the glitter glue for shooting stars. (squeezing is a fine motor skill!)

Here is an opportunity to talk about what makes a shooting star well a shooting star!shooting stars

This next one was a favorite as we sang a bit of twinkle twinkle little star while we made it. The silver is the star and the blue around it is the night sky. Nursery rhymes are just lovely, and our star definitely was high up in the night sky!using glitter for the night sky

What is a night time sky with out the moon? Here we had the opportunity to talk about a full moon and a 1/4 moon.

Be sure to mark when your next full moon is and take a look at it with your little one!
talking about moon phases

Pin this night time sky with teaching pointers for later!

Night Time Sky with Playful Preschool with PowerfulMothering.com

For MORE Playful Preschool Nighttime Activities:

Nighttime Alphabet Treasure Hunt at Growing Book by Book
Shoe Box Constellations at Rainy Day Mum
Find the Big Dipper at Tiny Tots Adventures
Nocturnal Animals KWL Chart at Still Playing School
Night Time Musical and Dance at Learning 2 Walk
 
Join us tonight for a live Google + Hangout at 9:00 PM EST. We will discuss Night Activities for Preschoolers. NO worries if the time doesn’t work for you, it will be recorded and available to watch afterwards.

Find More Ideas for your preschooler!
Follow Nicolette | Powerful Mothering’s board Preschool 3-5 years old on Pinterest.

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  1. I love the idea of practicing scissor skills by cutting foil. And what’s not to love about glitter glue? it is great how you extended the lesson by teaching about the night sky while enjoying the craft activity.

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