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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 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

Tuesday Storytime July 17, 2012

Books

The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara & Mark Fearing
Zoom, Rocket, Zoom! by Margaret Mayo

Music
Dream Big by Roger Day
Rocketship Run by Laurie Berkner

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Open Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

Going on a Moonwalk
We’re going on a moonwalk.  We’re going on a moonwalk.
We’re all set to go!     We’re all set to go!
Climb into the rocket.     Climb into the rocket.
Fasten your seat belts.     Fasten your seat belts.
Prepare for lift off!      Prepare for lift off!
Countdown     Countdown
(together) 10, 9, 8, 7, wait!     Wait!
Have you got your moon boots?  No!     Have you got your moon boots?  No!

Unfasten seat belt     Unfasten seat belt
Climb out of the rocket      Climb out of the rocket
Put on moon boots     Put on moon boots
Back into the rocket     Back into the rocket
Fasten seat belt      Fasten seat belt
Prepare for lift off!     Prepare for lift off!
Countdown     Countdown
(together) 10, 9, 8, 7, wait !      wait!
Have you got your helmet?  No!     Have you got your helmet?  No!

Unfasten seat belt     Unfasten seat belt
Climb out of the rocket      Climb out of the rocket
Put on helmet     Put on helmet
Back into the rocket     Back into the rocket
Fasten seat belt      Fasten seat belt
Prepare for lift off!     Prepare for lift off!
Countdown     Countdown
(together ) 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, blast off!!!

Nine Little Planets (tune: “Ten Little Indians”)
One little two little three little planets
Four little five little six little planets
Seven little eight little nine little planets
Orbiting around the sun.

Mercury Venus and the Earth
Mars Jupiter and Saturn
Uranus Neptune and Pluto
Orbiting around the sun.

Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side
Hold hands at side
Then behind my back they hide
Put hands behind back
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so
Wiggle your fingers
Shake them fast, shake them slow
Shake fingers fast and slow
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap hands
Then I rest them in my lap
Rest hands in lap
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

July 17, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Reach for the Stars

June 21, 2012

Books

Stars by Mary Lyn Ray & Marla Frazee
Star Climbing by Lou Fancher, paintings by Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher
Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars by Douglas Florian (“The Moon”)
Moonlight by Helen V. Griffith, illus. by Laura Dronzek
Zoom, Rocket, Zoom! by Margaret Mayo, illus. by Alex Ayliffe

Music
“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” from One Light, One Sun by Raffi (with sign language)
“Rocketship Run” from Rocketship Run by Laurie Berkner (used with shakers)

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Activity: Twinkling Stars
(tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle”)

Twinkle, twinkle, little stars (wiggle fingers)
Stand and twinkle where you are (stand up while wiggling fingers)
Twinkle high and twinkle low
Twinkle fast and twinkle slow
Twinkle, twinkle, little stars
Now sit and twinkle where you are

Movement Activity: Bend and Stretch
Bend and stretch, reach for the sky
Stand on tippy-toes, oh so high
Bend and stretch, reach for the stars
There goes Jupiter, here comes Mars
Bend and stretch, reach for the moon
Spin a circle and hum this tune
Bend and stretch, feel its soft light
Hugs and kisses and say goodnight!

Song & Flannelboard: Aiken Drum
There was a man lived in the moon, in the moon, in the moon.
There was a man lived in the moon, and his name was Aiken Drum.
And he played upon a ladle, a ladle, a ladle.
And he played upon a ladle, and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his hair was made of spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti.
His hair was made of spaghetti, and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his eyes were made of apples, apples, apples.
His eyes were made of apples, and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his head was made of a pancake, a pancake, a pancake.
His head was made of a pancake, and his name was Aiken Drum.
And he played upon a ladle, a ladle, a ladle.
And he played upon a ladle, and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his ears were made of corncobs, corncobs, corncobs.
His ears were made of corncobs, and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his nose was made of a pickle, a pickle, a pickle.
His nose was made of a pickle, and his name was Aiken Drum.

And his mouth was made of banana, banana, banana.
His mouth was made of banana, and his name was Aiken Drum.
There was a man lived in the moon, in the moon, in the moon.
There was a man lived in the moon, and his name was Aiken Drum.

Movement Rhyme: Going to the Moon
Zoom, zoom, zoom
I’m going to the moon! (slide hands together)
Who would like to take a trip, (fly hands upward)
Upon my magic rocket ship? (pretend to climb a ladder)
10-9-8 . . . (count with fingers)
Blast-off!

June 20, 2012 at 11:00 am Leave a comment


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