Learning by Dearest: Northern Lights


Light the way to learning shapes and colors with this engaging Northern Lights activity!


  • Fine motor practice
  • Color recognition
  • Shape recognition

AGE: 3 – 5 Years Old

TIME: 30 Mins

CATEGORY: Motor Skills, Shapes, Colors


  • Black paper
  • Cardstock paper
  • Colored chalk
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cotton balls/tissue paper


Spread out an old newspaper or place a mat down to protect your child’s work surface. This activity can be messy!
Tape the mountain ranges to the bottom part of a black piece of paper and the stars to the top. Ask your child to count out the stars and mountain ranges as they’re taped down.
Have your child select several of their favorite colors, and using those colors, have them color in as much as they can of the black paper.
To complete the effect, have your little one use cotton balls to mix and blur the different colors of the chalk together.


  • Introduce new vocabulary throughout the activity, such as ‘mountain range’ and ‘northern lights’.
  • After your child selects their favorite colors, explain the difference between primary and secondary colors. Have them blend two primary colors together and see what happens!
  • Throughout the activity, ask your child what each material feels like; have them focus on using descriptive language.
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