I have been wanting to do some sort of silly recipe activity with you for a little while now. So when I created our galaxy prints with watercolors, I knew they would be the perfect backdrop for a galaxy activity. So I combined that idea with the idea of creating silly recipes and I am so happy with the results. We are also using the prints we made during our Galaxy Painting activity as the backdrops for our galaxies.

This preschool numbers activity worked on following directions, reading, and identifying numbers and their values. 

Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

  • Count from 0-10 (0-3)
  • Understand values of numbers 0-10 (0-3)

Speaking and Listening

  • Follow two-step directions

Writing

  • Recognizes that writing is used to create meaning (scribbles a letter or grocery list) using some legible letters

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

  1. Count from 0-20 (0-5)
  2. Understand values of numbers 0-20 (0-5)

Speaking and Listening

  • Follow three-step directions

Writing

  • Recognizes that writing is used to create meaning (scribbles a letter or grocery list) using some legible letters or words

Required Materials

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Build A Galaxy Template - Explorers

Build A Galaxy Template - Creators

*Pom Poms

*Galaxy Paintings

*Star Beads

*Scissors

Step #1

Print and cut out the Build A Galaxy Template. 

Step #2

Lay out the supplies or “ingredients.” I like to keep them in one of those party platter trays to keep everything neat and organized.

Step #3

Read and follow each recipe by placing the necessary ingredients on one of your galaxy prints.

Step #4

Continue this until you have made all of the galaxies.

Teacher Tip

If you do not have the galaxy prints, you can use a piece of black construction paper instead.

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