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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 !!!

 

 

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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

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


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