This activity has it all. To complete it takes very little time. The artwork is simple; nothing but a few decorations like feathers, foam stickies, glitter and paint or crayons (or come up with your own ideas) and some pre-cut stars, all of which can be gotten at any hobby shop.
To begin our star adventure, I gave each child a star to decorate and I made a special, slightly larger star and decorated it myself. After the children had decorated their stars, they lined up and I gave my big star to the first child in line telling her "You are a Special Star because I like your cute freckles." Then I turned on some upbeat children's music and invited the children to dance in a circle. Some were shy and some were not at all shy, but they all enjoyed it.
Once they were in motion and had gone around the circle at least once, I stopped the music and asked the child with the large star to turn to the next child in line and make him a "Special Star". She said "You are a Special Star because I like your smile." Then the big star was handed over and the smaller star was given to the first child.
We played our game of musical stars until everyone had taken a turn at being the "Special Star". The children then got to take their stars home.
Submitted by Mimi