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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 – 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 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

Catch a Star

Tuesday,  Jan. 27th, 2015

Books

Night Lights by Susan Gal
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Cabrera
Hopper and Wilson Fetch a Star by Maria Van Lieshout
When the Moon Smiled by Petr Horacek

Music

Watch the Stars by Kathy Reid-Naiman – A Smooth Road to London Town
Reaching for the Stars by Kathy Reid-Naiman

 Activities

Crafts:
We made some Star Finger Puppets

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: (with finger puppets)

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: 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.)

 

January 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Night Time Adventures

Tuesday,  Nov. 5, 2013

Books
Raccoon Tune by Nancy Shaw
Cat and Mouse in the Night
by Tomek Bogacki
Kitten’s First Full Moon
by Kevin Henkes
Fiona Loves the Night by Patricia MacLachlan
Night Shift
by Jessie Hartland

Music
In the Dark of Night’ by Caspar Babypants

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Five Little Bats
Five little bats flew out one night (Hold up five fingers)
To have some fun in the bright moonlight. (Move your hand in a circle)
The first one said, “You can’t catch me!” (Move your thumb away to the side)
The second one said, “Look out for the tree!” (Shake your first finger in warning) The third one said, “I love to swoop,”
(Make your middle finger do a graceful dive)
The fourth one did a loop-the-loop. (Move your ring finger in a circle)
The fifth one said, “Let’s catch some gnats!” (Wiggle your little finger)
Isn’t it fun being five little bats! (Wiggle all five fingers)

Rhyme: Five Little Raccoons
One little raccoon looking for things to do,
Along came another and then there were two.
Two curious raccoons trying so hard to see,
Along came another and then there were three.
Three clever raccoons trying to open the door,
Along came another and then there were four.
Four happy raccoons glad to be alive,
Along came another and then there were five.
Five little raccoons as tired as can be,
Looked up for a place to rest and scurried up the tree.

Rhyme: Lightning Bugs
On a warm, calm, summer night,
You might see a yellow light
Dart in the air from bush to tree.
Whatever can that bright light be?
Go get a jar, with a lid that’s tight,
And try to catch your own night light!

1 little, 2 little, 3 little fireflies,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little fireflies,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little fireflies,
Add one more little firefly makes 10.

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone
When he nothing shines upon
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, Twinkle, all the night.

November 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

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