This primary song sounds like the tinkle of a bell! What better way to learn I Am like a Star than using handbells in singing time! But if you don’t have handbells, never fear! I have a variation below that uses a melody map!
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I created a bell chart that plays the chords for I Am like a Star. Access my printables at my Resource Library. Instructions for accessing my Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.
Find my post HERE for more details on using chords.
Make sure to post the words like I do HERE, pass out bells then ring and sing and repeat. Quick and easy!
Testify that we can be like stars, shining our light or sharing testimonies with others.
Melody Map Variation
Challenge older kids to create a melody map by drawing stars on the board to represent each note position in the song. Divide the chalkboard into 4 even sections by drawing 3 vertical lines. Draw the first 4 stars on the board as an example of the melody map.
You and the teachers sing the first phrase of I Am like a Star. Give a piece of chalk to a child and ask them to add the next star in the right position as the next note (or a circle if they can’t draw a star) using stars on the board so they follow the melody. Complete each phrase, sing it, then move on to the next phrase.
When you are finished, the board will look like this:
For younger kids I suggest having them fill in missing a few stars on the melody map. This can also be downloaded at my Resource Library.
Skip the melody map completely and pass out finger lights or flashlights. Simply turn off the lights while you and the teachers sing the song. The children can turn their finger lights on and off so they “twinkle” like stars.
I own these finger lights here (Amazon affiliate link):
Have kids open and shut their fingers as they raise their hands up high to resemble twinkling stars to the beat of the song.
Check out this quick tutorial video for accessing the Resource Library:
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > I Am like a Star.