story time

Space Story Time (2019)

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!

We tap and sing hello (tap knees) //
We stretch and sing hello (stretch arms up) //
We wave and sing hello (wave)
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Bend and Stretch
Bend and stretch,
Reach for the stars,
There goes Jupiter,
There goes Mars!

Bend and stretch, 
Reach for the sky,
Stand on tip-e-toes,
Oh so high!
Source: King County Library System

Action Rhyme: Story Time Stretch
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap,
Two little feet go tap, tap, tap,
Two little fists go thump, thump, thump,
Two little legs go jump, jump, jump,
One little body turns around,
And everyone sits quietly down.

I got this rhyme from the children’s librarian where I did my practicum for grad school. 

Book: Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort

aliens love underpants

Rhyming book that incites giggles every time it’s read!

Flannel: Four Shiny Spacecraft
One shiny spacecraft flying to the moon,
Along comes another and now there are two.
Two shiny spacecraft speed through the galaxy,
Another blasts off and now there are three.
Three shiny spacecraft ready to explore,
Along comes another and now there are four.
Four shiny spacecraft are coming home soon,
What an adventure they had on the moon!
Source: Abby the Librarian

Song: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, We’re Going to the Moon

Book: Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I’m Off to the Moon by Dan Yaccarino

zoom zoom zoom i'm off to the moon.jpg

Rhyming book about a kid who travels to the moon and back. 

Wiggle Rhyme: Orbiting Around the Moon (to the tune of She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain)
We’ll be orbiting the moon, yes we will! (turn around)
We’ll be orbiting the moon, yes we will!
We’ll be orbiting the moon, we’ll be orbiting the moon,
We’ll be orbiting the moon, yes we will!

We’ll be walking on the moon (march) //
We’ll be blasting off again (crouch down, jump up, arms to the sky) //
We’ll be landing on earth (sit down)
Source: Everything Preschool

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker

roaring rockets

Short rhyming book about an animal crew who blasts off into space to explore the universe. I love this series of books by Tony Mitton!

Song: Roly Poly
Roly poly, roly poly,
Up and down, up and down,
Roly, roly, poly, roly, roly, poly,
Up and down, up and down.

In and out // Fast and slow // Loud and soft
Adapted from King County Library System

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Closing Song: Goodbye Song (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
My fingers wave goodbye,
My fingers wave goodbye,
When it’s time for me to go, 
My fingers wave goodbye!

My fingers blow a kiss,
My fingers blow a kiss,
When it’s time for me to go,
My fingers blow a kiss!

I got this song from the children’s librarian where I did my grad school practicum.

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