Monday, January 19, 2009

Musical Monday: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

**UPDATED With Actions Below**
Check out more Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Crafts in this post!



Songs with actions are great! But what do you do with a great song that doesn't really have any actions? For Twinkle Twinkle Little Star it's fun to open and close your hands like a blinking star, but it's almost too repetitive, even for the most pattern-loving children. Sammi went through a period of time where she didn't want to sing this song, even though it was her very most favorite, because she didn't get to do anything during the song.

One day we cut out stars, colored them and glued them to a craft stick. Instant success. She loves to hold her star and move it around while we sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. We've since discovered several objects in our home that have a star. Sammi bursts into song pretty much any time she finds one such object. It's good to have her back!

To make it easy, here's a star you can print, color and glue to your craft stick and start singing today:


Elaine shares these actions to use with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star:
Twinkle Twinkle little star (fingers twinkling)
How I wonder what you are (hands out with palms up)
Up above the world so high (pointing / stretching up)
Like a diamond in the sky (making a diamond shape with thumbs to forefingers on opposite hands)
Twinkle Twinkle little star (fingers twinkling)
How I wonder what you are (hands out with palms up)

4 comments:

Elaine, Littlesheep Learning said...

We do actions over here in the UK... now trying to think of how to explain them...

Twinkle Twinkle little star (fingers twinkling)
How I wonder what you are (hands out with palms up)
Up above the world so high (pointing / stretching up)
Like a diamond in the sky (making a diamond shape with thumbs to forefingers on opposite hands)
Twinkle Twinkle little star (fingers twinkling)
How I wonder what you are (hands out with palms up)

Have fun :-)

Amber said...

Elaine,
Thanks for sharing! We'll have to try out the actions.

naomi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm bookmarking yours because its fantastic and I'm expecting our 2nd in may. I love the way you are so enthusiastic about all of baby's new developments but also link it in to facts about how they develop and aren't afraid to use terms like gross and fine motor skills. I'll definitely be checking back here!

naomi said...

Oh and we are in the UK and have always done those actions too! That's one of the lullabies we've been singing for at leas the last 5 years EVERY NIGHT - will he ever grow out of it? I hope not!

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