We love books in our house and when we were given the chance to review the 10th Anniversary book of

How to Catch a Star

by Oliver Jeffers we were really looking forward to receiving it.

We love using books and stories to inspire us to use our imagination to create things and to have fun.

‘How to Catch a Star’ is all about a little boy who wanted to catch the stars in the sky and have one of his own.

The story follows his journey in his attempt to catch one to keep.

All 3 of my children aged 9-4 years old loved this story and I can see how this wonderful story is still selling well even after 10 years.

We were sent a fantastic pack of fun things to do, we had activity sheets for the children with dot to dot, mazes, colouring pages and mobiles to build.

Follow the link below to print off your own activity sheets.

How to Catch a Star Activity Sheets

We had glow in the dark stars, my children now can have their own stars in the bedrooms.

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Kids star craft

Inspired by ‘How to Catch a Star’ we wanted to make stars of our very own to run and chase


We then stuck everything and anything we wanted onto our stars to make them look really good!


There, our finished stars


We cut up loo roll tubes, stuck them onto the back as handles.

Glued on tissue paper streamers, they then became shooting stars!


and RAN!!!!

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We had a great time reading ‘How to Catch a Star’

* We received a 10 year anniversary pack from ‘How to Catch a Star’ to review, all opinions are of my own


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  1. Gude @HodgePodgeCraft Reply

    Fantastic idea! I love how you combined a craft, book and physical activity and that it looks so FUN 🙂
    Thanks for sharing at the Mumsnet linky.

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