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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

Toddler Storytime- Space

Books
Zoom, Rocket, Zoom! by Margaret Maya
Astro Bunnies by Christine Loomis

Felt Story
“Four Little Stars”
Four little stars winking at me.
One shot off and then there were three!
Three little stars with nothing to do.
One shot off, and then there were two!
Two little stars afraid of the sun.
One shot off, and then there was one!
One little star alone is no fun.
It shot off, and then there was none!

Song
“Take the Sun” by Caspar Babypants
“Rocketship Run” by Laurie Berkner
“Rocket” by The Wiggles

Letter of the Week
This week we are learning about the letter Ss.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Welcome, Welcome Everyone
Welcome, welcome everyone,
Now you’re here we’ll have some fun.
First we’ll clap our hands just so,
Then we’ll bend and touch our toes.
Welcome, welcome everyone,
Now you’re here we’ll have some fun.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
(rub hands together, back and forth while pointing them up in the air)
We’re going to the moon.
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.
We are flying all around
Into space where stars are found
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1,
Blast off!

If You’re Ready for a Story
If you’re ready for a story clap your hands.
If you’re ready for a story stomp your feet.
Clap your hands and stomp your feet.
Make your hands all nice and neat.
If you’re ready for a story take a seat.

Closing Song: Tickle the Clouds
Tickle the clouds
and tickle your toes
Clap your hands
and tickle your nose
Reach down low
And reach up high
Story time’s over —
Wave bye-bye!

February 23, 2017 at 10:30 am 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

Space Explorers Storytime

 

Tuesday,  June 16th, 2015

Books

Zoom Rocket Zoom by Margaret Mayo
Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood
Baloney (Henry P.) by Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith)

Music

Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill – Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem
Rocketship Run by Laurie Berkner -Rocketship Run

Songs & Rhymes

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 !!!Underneath

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.)

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!

 

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

Thursday Storytime – Blast Off!

April 25th

Books

Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara
Eight Days Out by Linda McReynolds

Music

Rocketship Run by Laurie Berkner Band

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Opening Song: Clap and Sing Hello
(tune: Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We stomp and sing hello,
We stomp and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We stomp and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello,
We wave and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We sit and say hello!

Fingerplay: Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side,
then behing my back they hide.
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so.
Shake them fast, shake them slow.
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap.
Then I rest them in my lap.
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

Rhyme: Four Little Stars
Four little stars,
winking at me.
One shot off,
then there were three!

Three little stars,
with nothing to do.
One shot off,
then there were two.

Two little stars,
afraid of the sun.
One shot off,
then there was one.

One little star,
Alone is no fun.
It shot off,
then there was none!

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle, Real Star
(tune: twinkle, twinkle, little star)
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, I know what you really are,
Giant ball of glowing gas, One of billions in a mass,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, oh how big you really are!
Twinkle, twinkle, giant star, larger than the Earth by far.
Since your distance is a lot, you look like a tiny dot.
Twinkle, twinkle, giant star, very bright, yet very far.
Stars are twinkling, every one, some are bigger than the sun.
Just a twinkle in the sky, just because you’re oh so high.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star, oh how big you really are.

Action Song: If You’re Going to the Moon
If you’re going to the moon, stomp your boots (stomp, stomp)
If you’re going to the moon, stomp your boots (stomp, stomp)
If you’re going to the moon, this is what you have to do
If you’re going to the moon, stomp your boots (stomp, stomp)
…clap your gloves (clap, clap)
…pat your helmet (pat, pat)
…then blast off! ZOOM! (jump)

Action Rhyme: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Zoom, zoom, zoom (rub hands)
We’re going to the moon (fly hands upward)
If you want to take the trip
Climb aboard my rocketship (pretend climb a ladder)
Zoom, zoom, zoom (rub hands)
We’re going to the moon!
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (slowly crouch down)
BLAST OFF! (jump up)
Zoom, zoom, zoom (rub hands)
We’ve landed on the moon! (stand proud)

Puppets: Reach for the Stars
Bend and strech, reach for the stars,
There goes Jupiter and there goes Mars.
Bend and strech, reach for the sky,
Up on tip-e-toes, oh so high.
Wait a minute!
What was that? (animal noise)
There goes a (present animal)
How ’bout that!

Action Rhyme: Alien Alien, Turn Around
Alien, alien, turn around.
Alien, alien, touch the ground.
Alien, alien, jump up high.
Alien, alien, touch the sky.
Alien, alien, tie your shoe,
Alien, alien, that will do.

Closing Rhyme: Tickle the Clouds
Tickle the clouds,
tickle your toes,
turn around,
and tickle your noes.
Reach down low,
and jump up high.
Storytime’s over,
so wave goodbye.

April 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm Leave a comment


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