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Age Range: 3-5

Skills/Subjects: Related Episode:
And Now Let's Talk to Some Kids
TV Star
Star in a television special

  • art supplies
  • large cardboard box
  • scissors
Most children will never appear on television, but they're all stars in their own right. Help your kids celebrate their talents.
  1. Brainstorm: Help your children think of things they're good at (e.g., dancing, counting, singing, reciting a rhyme).
  1. Build a TV: Prepare a box for your kids by cutting the center out of one side. Let your children turn the box into a make-believe TV by drawing dials, buttons, and knobs under the "screen."
  1. Put on a show: Have children step into the TV and face the audience. Children can describe what they are good at and perform their special skills. If possible, videotape the show so kids can see themselves on television.
Take It Further
Help children cut out star shapes from silver paper or aluminum foil and write their names on them. Hang the stars up as reminders of your very special kids.

Based on an activity in Play and Learn with Arthur, Volume 2