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Space and Planets Storytime

Tuesday,  Mar. 7th 2017

Books

Mousetronaut by Mark Kelly
Life on Mars by Jon Agee
The Mouse Who Ate the Moon by Petr Horacek

Music

Take the Sun by Caspar Babypants
Rocketship Run by Laurie Berkner

Activities

Craft:
We made a rocket

Movement: We danced with yellow and white balloons to represent the sun and moon

Songs & Rhymes

Rhymes & Songs:

Climb aboard the space ship,
We’re going to the moon.
Hurry and get ready,
We’re going to blast off soon.
Put on your helmets, and buckle up real tight.
Here comes the count down.
Let’s count with all our might.

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 – blast off!

 

Song: “Stars! Planets! Action!”

(Sung To the Tune of London Bridge)

 

The planets spin around the sun, (spin 3 times)
Around the sun, around the sun
The planets spin around the sun.
We live on earth! (Place hands on chest.)

The sun is found in the middle,(Squat down 3 times)
In the middle, in the middle
The sun is found in the middle.
It keeps us warm.(Hug your body.)

The stars are twinkling far away (Hands twinkle 3 times)
Far away, far away.
The stars are twinkling far away.
Now make a wish!

(Blow on finger as if you are blowing out a candle.)

Zoom, zoom, zoom

Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip
Climb aboard my rocket ship,
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.

Zoom, zoom, zoom, (swish hands together)
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip
Climb aboard my rocket ship, (make rocket)
We are flying all around,
Into space where stars are found.

Zoom, zoom, zoom,
We’re going to the moon…

10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1…..Blast Off !!!

 

 

March 10, 2017 at 3:28 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Feb 3rd, 2017

Books

The Mouse Who Ate the Moon by Petr Horacek
Red Light, Green Light by Anastasia Suen

Music

Stop & Go by Greg & Steve
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
by Caspar Babypants
Driving in My Car
by Ralph Covert
 

Activities

Movement Props:
We danced with sparkling star wands.

We played on an obstacle course with tunnels, hoops and balance beams

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

Song:

We’re riding in the car,
We’re riding in the car,
Hi-ho, away we go,
We’re riding in the car.

We’re riding , oh, so far,
We’re riding, oh so far,
Hi-ho away we go,
We’re riding, oh, so far.

Movement Rhyme: 

Let’s go driving Let’s go driving’
Around the block,
Around the block.

We will keep on driving,
We will keep on driving,
Then we’ll stop!
Then we’ll stop!

Movement Rhyme:

Clap your hands, clap your hands,
clap them just like me.
Touch your shoulders, touch your shoulders,
touch them just like me.
Tap your knees, tap your knees,
tap them just like me.
Shake your head, shake your head,
shake it just like me.
Fold your hands, fold your hands
And sit back down with me

 

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

February 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Sept 30th, 2016

Books

Chicken in Space by Adam Lehrhaupt
Box by Min Flyte
Astro Bunnies by Christine Loomis

Music

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Caspar Babypants
Rocketship Run by Laurie Berkner

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be. 

Song:

Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip
Climb aboard my rocket ship,
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.

Zoom, zoom, zoom, (swish hands together)
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip
Climb aboard my rocket ship, (make rocket)
We are flying all around,
Into space where stars are found.

Zoom, zoom, zoom,
We’re going to the moon…

10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1…..Blast Off !!!


Rhyme: 

Climb aboard the space ship,
We’re going to the moon.
Hurry and get ready,
We’re going to blast off soon.
Put on your helmets, and buckle up real tight.
Here comes the count down.
Let’s count with all our might.

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 – blast off! 

Song: 

I’m a little rocket, tall and thin (arms stretched overhead)
Here is my nose cone (fingers meet to form cone)
Here is my fin (hold arms from sides pointing down like fins)
When I get all fired up,
Launch begins.
Watch me rise (jump up)
And see me spin! (spin in place)

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

October 4, 2016 at 5:03 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement September 18th 2015

September 18th, 2015

Books

The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara
Henry’s Stars by David Elliot

Music
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star by Caspar Babypants –I Found You
Stop & Go by Greg & Steve –Shake, Rattle & Rock
Jumping & Counting by Jim Gill – Irrational Anthem

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Activity: Stars! Planets! Action!

The planets spin around the sun, (spin 3 times)
Around the sun, around the sun.
The planets spin around the sun.
We live on earth! (Place hands on chest.)
The sun is found in the middle,(Squat down 3 times)
In the middle, in the middle.
The sun is found in the middle.
It keeps us warm.(Hug your body.)
The stars are twinkling far away (Hands twinkle 3 times)
Far away, far away.
The stars are twinkling far away.
Now make a wish! (Blow on finger as if you are blowing out a candle.)

Song: I’m a Little Rocket

I’m a little rocket, tall and thin (arms stretched overhead)
Here is my nose cone (fingers meet to form cone)
Here is my fin (hold arms from sides pointing down like fins)
When I get all fired up,
Launch begins.
Watch me rise (jump up)
And see me spin! (spin in place)

Song: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip
Climb aboard my rocket ship,
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.

Zoom, zoom, zoom, (swish hands together)
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip
Climb aboard my rocket ship, (make rocket)
We are flying all around,
Into space where stars are found.
Zoom, zoom, zoom,

We’re going to the moon…

10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1…..Blast Off !!!

September 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement – Jan. 16th 2015

Jan. 16th, 2015

Books
Astro Bunnies by Christine Loomis
Harry and Horsie by Katie Van Camp

Music

Rocketship Run by Laurie Berkner – Rocketship Run
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom by Bob McGrath
Rhythm Scarves by Johnette Downing – Scarf Activity

Songs and Rhymes:

Movement Song: 

First I’m stretching to the ceiling
Just to start my day
Then I stretch my body forward
Just to pass the time away.

I’m reaching for the stars with one hand
Then up with the other hand I go
I can feel my body stretching
First reach high then low.

First I’m stretching to the ceiling
Just to start my day
Then I stretch my body forward
Just to pass the time away.

I’m reaching for my foot with one hand
Then down on the other side I go
I can feel my body stretching
First reach high then low.

Rhyme:

Climb aboard the space ship,
We’re going to the moon.
Hurry and get ready,
We’re going to blast off soon.
Put on your helmets, and buckle up real tight.
Here comes the count down.
Let’s count with all our might.

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1  – blast off!

Rhyme: I’m a Little Rocket

I’m a little rocket, tall and thin (arms stretched overhead)
Here is my nose cone (fingers meet to form cone)
Here is my fin (hold arms from sides pointing down like fins)
When I get all fired up,
Launch begins.
Watch me rise (jump up)
And see me spin! (spin in place)

Song: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip
Climb aboard my rocket ship,
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.

Zoom, zoom, zoom, (swish hands together)
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip
Climb aboard my rocket ship, (make rocket)
We are flying all around,
Into space where stars are found.
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
We’re going to the moon…

10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1…..Blast Off !!!

Activities

We blew bubbles and danced with scarves.

 

January 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement – Jan. 9th 2015

Jan. 9th, 2015

Books
Bounce by Doreen Cronin
Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton

Music

Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill
Passing Out the Sticks  by Kathy Reid-Naiman

Songs and Rhymes:

Movement Activity: Stretch

First you stretch high
Then you stretch low
Next you stretch wide (arms wide)
then you stretch narrow. (arms in)
Stretch to the left
then stretch to the right
Stretch really fast (fast arm circles)
then stretch really slow (slow arm circles)
Everybody wave hello (hello!)
Show me a smile
and now we’re ready to go!
Let’s begin our story time show.

Action Rhyme: Hands

Hands upon your head,
Hands upon your head.
Up and down and up and down,
Hands upon your head.
Hands upon your face,
Hands upon your face.
Up and down and up and down,
Hands upon on your face.

Hands upon your ears. . .
Hands upon your Knees. . .

Rhyme: Roly Poly

Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Up Up Up (roll fists and reach up)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Down Down Down (roll fists and hit the floor) Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Clap, Clap Clap (roll fists and clap)
Roly Poly, Roly Poly, Lap, Lap, Lap (roll fists and pat your lap)

Action Rhyme: The Grand Old Duke Of York

He had 10,000 men
First he marched them UP the hill (stand up)
Then he marched them DOWN again (crouch down)
And when you’re UP you’re up (stand up)
And when you’re DOWN you’re down (crouch down)
And when you’re only half-way UP (crouch half-way)
You’re neither UP nor DOWN (stand up then sit down)

Activities

Parachute activities

 

January 9, 2015 at 11:22 am Leave a comment

Music and Movement – February 7, 2014

February 7, 2014

Books

Moon Rabbit by Natalie Russell
Come Back, Moon by David Kherdian

Music

“Do Your Ears Hang Low?” by Go Fish, Party Like a Preschooler
“Hop Along Song” by Graham Walker, Exercise Party
“You’re an Animal Too” by Anna Moo, Anna Moo Crackers
“Moving in a Circle” by Eric Litwin, Rockin’ Red
“Animal Boogie” by Fred Penner / Debbie Harter, The Animal Boogie

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: Reach and Wiggle
Lift your arms way up high,
Wave them, wave them in the sky.
Reach way down and touch your toes.
Wiggle your eyebrows, wiggle your nose.
Put your bottom on the floor,
Count with me: one, two, three, four.
Clap your hands now: one, two, three,
Then fold them in your lap like me.

Fingerplay: Here is a Bunny
Here is a bunny with ears so funny,
(bend two fingers over thumb)
And here is a hole in the ground.
(make hole with left hand)
When a noise he hears, he pricks up his ears,
(hold “ears” straight)
And hops into his hole so round.
(hop bunny over into the “hole”)

Movement Rhyme: Can You…
Can you hop, hop, hop like a bunny?
Can you jump, jump, jump like a frog?
Can you walk, walk, walk like a duck?
Can you fly, fly, fly like a bird?
Can you swim, swim, swim like a fish?
But can you still be quiet little child?
And sit as still as this?

Movement Rhyme: Bend and Stretch
Bend and stretch, reach for the stars.
There goes Jupiter, here comes Mars.
Bend and stretch, reach for the sky.
Stand on tip-e-toes, oh! So high!

February 7, 2014 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

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