小星星 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star in Chinese – Sticker Activity & Printable Lyrics

Chinese Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Lyrics and activity

After starting our bilingual journey, I have been singing 小星星 (Xiǎo xīng xīng / Twinkle Twinkle Little Star) every night!  This classic song is popular and special to many children around the world. It was one of the first Chinese songs that we learned when starting our Chinese language journey.

Routine is so important for young children, and I always sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 小星星 in Chinese at bedtime to help them ease into sleep.  Because my daughter knows the song so well, I knew she would be motivated to read it in Chinese!

Chinese Twinkle Twinkle Little Start - Constellation Sticker Activity

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小星星 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star in Chinese

When my daughter was 3-and-a-half, I set up an invitation-to-learn Twinkle Twinkle in Chinese with a constellation sticker activity!

In addition to providing great reading practice and improving fine motor precision, it’s a fun way to create art!

I have typed the lyrics in large font into a convenient PDF file, and you can find printable Chinese lyrics at the end of this post.

What you need for the 小星星 Twinkle Twinkle constellation sticker activity:

  1. Black construction paper
  2. Silver marker
  3. Scissors
  4. Star stickers
  5. Download the song from wonderful Chinese music album for children, “A Little Mandarin“.

How to prepare the 小星星 Twinkle Twinkle constellation sticker activity

  1. Fold construction paper into quarters (paper-saving tip!).
  2. Cut along creases.
  3. Write each character name with dashed lines with white crayon.
  4. Arrange characters in proper order.
  5. Affix stickers to dashed lines.

Related: Sticker Activities that Encourage Chinese Learning

小星星 (Xiǎo xīng xīng / Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star) Chinese Lyrics

For quick reference, below are the lyrics for 小星星 (Xiǎo xīng xīng / Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star) in English, Chinese (simplified / traditional), and Hanyu Pinyin.

一闪一闪亮晶晶 / 一閃一閃亮晶晶
Yī shǎn yī shǎn liàng jīng jīng
Twinkle twinkle sparkling
满天都是小星星 / 滿天都是小星星
Mǎn tiān dōu shì xiǎo xīng xīng
The sky is full of little stars
挂在天空放光明 / 掛在天空放光明
Guà zài tiān kōng fàng guāng míng
Shining, hanging in the sky 
好像许多小眼睛 / 好像很多小眼睛
Yǎo xiàng xǔ duō xiǎo yǎn jīng
Like many little eyes
 一闪一闪亮晶晶 / 一閃一閃亮晶晶
Yī shǎn yī shǎn liàng jīng jīng
Twinkle twinkle sparkling
满天都是小星星 / 滿天都是小星星
Mǎn tiān dōu shì xiǎo xīng xīng
The sky is full of little stars

Download Chinese Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Lyrics

I also typed up the lyrics for 小星星 (Xiǎo xīng xīng / Twinkle Twinkle Little Star) in English, Chinese, and Pinyin for my daughter.

In order for my daughter to access song lyrics independently, we keep all song lyrics in a binder near our CD player.  You can see an example of her music binder in my review of Stream of Praise Chinese Christian music.

Try this: How to Organize CDs and Make Them Accessible to Kids

Feel free to download the pdf files in your preferred Chinese script!

Note: I included an English translation of the Chinese lyrics since the Chinese words are a bit different from the original English version that you are familiar with!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Chinese Lyrics Star Sticker Activity

Have you tried this Twinkle Twinkle Little Star sticker activity?

If you try this activity, please let us know in the comments below! What age(s) are your kid(s) and how did it go? We’d love to hear about your learning experience!

More fun ways to learn Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in Chinese

Since this is one of my children’s favorite songs, we also made a fun craft-stick puzzle to review the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star lyrics!

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5 Comments

  1. Hi, I just found your wonderful blogs a few days ago. Thank you for sharing so many resources and your personal journey with your children! I recently bought lots of Chinese reading materials from Odonata books thanks to you review.

    Letting you know that you misspelled “hao xiang” as “yao xiang” in both your simplified and traditional Twinkle lyrics printable.

    Have a good week!

      1. Hi Lydia! I really appreciate your time and helpful feedback! I corrected the typo in the Pinyin, and the link to lyrics should now have the updated version. Thank you and hope you can enjoy the song with your family!

  2. Hi Betty,
    Thank you for your website. I find it very helpful when I look for inspiring ideas on how to teach young kids Chinese.
    Just want to point out that there is a typo in the Chinese lyrics . It should be 好像 instead of 好象.
    The character 像 translates to English’s “like”, while 象 means “elephant”. They pronounce the same, but has different meanings 🙂

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