Find the Big Dipper

Find the big Dipper

This week for Playful Preschool we’re talking about Nighttime. I chose to play around with the stars for us. Since our move we are now able to see the stars shine so bright. So we did a couple of projects and I chose to share this one to share with you all today.

Big dipper Welcome all to another Playful Preschool post. If you would like to follow along then check out the hash tag #Playfulpreschool and check at the bottom of this post for more hands on play.

We are working with lowercase and uppercase letters and Fro Baby is getting better. So I came up with a little game of find the big dipper.

What you need

  • Dry sensory material
  • Paper
  • Pen or pencil
  • Star stickers
  • Double stick tape
  • Big bin

How I made it happen

  1. I dotted out the big dipper
  2. Replaced the dots with uppercase letters
  3. Wrote the matching lowercase letters on the star stickers
  4. Placed dubbed sided tape to the paper and stuck the paper to the bottom of the bin.
  5. Poured beans on top and let the fun begin.

First thing Fro Baby did was play in the beans. It was so funny to watch her reaction when she seen something under the beans. She started to sweep them out the way and found the stickers and big dipper sheet.

Connect the stars She picked up what to do right away and started to stick the lowercase letters on the correct uppercase letters. Then I had her connect the stickers in numerical order.

find the big dipper Of course Baby G got in on the fun. She enjoys stickers on paper, the floor, my fridge, herself you get the point.

For MORE Playful Preschool Nighttime Activities:

Night time Playful preschool

Nighttime Alphabet Treasure Hunt at Growing Book by Book
Shoe Box Constellations at Rainy Day Mum
Nighttime Sky Sensory Bin at Life Over C’s
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
Book-Inspired Preschool Owl Craft at Fun-A-Day!
Night Owl Painting and Books at The Educators’ Spin On It
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.

23 Responses to Find the Big Dipper

  1. Theresa says:

    What a fun way to introduce children to the constellations. I love that The Big Dipper was hiding underneath the beans and included letters for extended learning.
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    • Tinytotsadventures says:

      You have to hide it in the night sky. Thank you and I’m glad that you enjoyed!

  2. Danielle says:

    This is so neat! Great idea!

  3. I love the connecting the letter dots!

  4. I love the process of DISCOVERY in this post! How fun to search under the beans to uncover The Big Dipper!:)
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  5. I really like the process of finding the stars in this night sky sensory bin!! And the connect the dots!
    Mary Catherine recently posted…Not-So-Creepy Spider Crafts and Activities for KidsMy Profile

  6. I like the idea of connecting the dots (stars!) Fun activity!
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  7. Such a fun idea! My kids would love doing this. They are so into stars and planets lately 🙂
    Amanda @artsy_momma recently posted…DIY Halloween Decor | Bewitchin’ Projects LinkyMy Profile

  8. I’ve never thought to use stickers to match upper and lower case letters – fantastic idea
    Cerys from Rainy Day Mum recently posted…Pumpkin Numeracy and Literacy with stickersMy Profile

    • Tinytotsadventures says:

      It makes it easy to correct their mistakes. Once they get to that last sticker and see that they mess up the search is on.

  9. I was actually thinking of a constellation activity, but this is way, way better. Thanks for linking up with Family Fun Friday! 🙂
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