Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Lyrics
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star open and shut fingers like stars
How I wonder what you are. point to a friend
Up above the world so high, point a finger up
Like a diamond in the sky. make a diamond shape using the thumbs and pointer fingers
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, open and shut fingers like stars
How I wonder what you are! point to a friend
How do you fit Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and other Nursery Rhymes into your day?
As a busy mom, there are days when noon arrives and I feel like I haven’t provided enough educational stimulation to my child’s day. I know how important it is and so, we have found ways to sneak singing and learning nursery rhymes into every day activities such as car trips and brushing our teeth.
Hand Washing: I wrote about the importance of hand-washing with kids. Adding a song in helps increase the time to the recommended one minute of washing and sneaks some learning into daily tasks.
Tooth Brushing: I know this may sound silly, but with 3 kids, I am brushing teeth for a minimum of 6 minutes every day. To use this time wisely, I either count or sing a nursery rhyme or poem.
We have deemed the car ride to bring my daughter to school as the “nursery rhyme” ride. For the 15 minutes when my toddler and preschooler are in the car, we sing nursery rhymes. This month, we have been singing Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
There are some AMAZINGLY illustrated versions of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star on the marker. Cabrera and Church are two of our favorite versions. It is fun to collect a few and read them all at the same time, then discuss similarities and differences. Preschoolers will often start reading these well known melody driven books first as they are familiar with the vocabulary.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Books:
And an adorable RECORDABLE book:
(this would make the sweetest gift for your child or grandchild)
Make a Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Nursery Rhyme Craft for Kids
The Playful Preschool Team has even MORE Nursery Rhyme Activities for Children.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Books and Nursery Rhyme Craft for Kids by The Educators’ Spin On It
Writing Activities for Preschool: Woolly Lines and Letters by Growing Book by Book
Cotton Ball Sheep Craft and Game by Tiny Tots Adventures
Mary had a Little Lamb Craft by Powerful Mothering
Jumping with Jack be Nimble Gross Motor Activity by Life Over C’s
Mary, Mary Quite Contrary Pattern Play by Rainy Day Mum
How does our garden grow?-Tips for Gardening with Preschoolers by Capri + 3