Outer Space / Stars Story Time

Opening:

Hello Song (Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we wave hello, wave hello, wave hello.

This is the way we wave hello,

Hello, hello, hello!

This is the way we clap hello…

This is the way we tap hello…

Talkabout:

Hello! Today we’re going to be talking about outer space! What do you see when you look at the night sky? I see lots and lots of stars and constellations! A constellation is a group of stars that we see together as a picture.

1st Book:

Sheep Blast Off! by Nancy Shaw, illustrated by Margot Apple

Song:

Five Little Spacemen (Found on Pinterest: http://littlemisshoodsadventuresinkindergart.blogspot.com/2012/04/5-4-3-2-1-blast-off.html)
Five little spacemen sitting on the stars.

The first one said, “Let’s go to Mars.”

The second one said, “There are rockets in the air.”

The third one said, “But we don’t care.”

The fourth one said, “Let’s go up in the sky.”

The fifth one said, “Let’s fly, fly, fly!”

Then SWISH went the ship into the night, and the little five spacemen flew out of sight!

2nd Book:

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star by Iza Trapani, illustrated by Jane Taylor.

2nd Song or Fingerplay:

Climb Aboard the Spaceship  (Found on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/144818944243516615/)

Get on board the spaceship, we’re going to the moon.

Put on all your space gear, the rocket takes off soon!

Look outside the window, we’ll soon see stars pass by.

Here comes the countdown, it’s time for us to fly!

10 – 9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 – BLAST OFF!!!!

Activity:

Here we made constellations! The original idea (http://deceptivelyeducational.blogspot.com/2011/08/if-i-was-constellation.html?showComment=1312820037452#c9039932426696150297) was just from a picture that I saw on Pinterest. I grabbed some black construction paper, white crayons, and star stickers from the Dollar Store. We were going to lay down and make silly positions and put stars where our joints were to make self-constellations, but I only had a few little tykes here that day. We instead made our own constellations by randomly placing stickers on the sheet and drawing white lines to connect them! Either way, fun was had. I’d post a picture of the results, but aside from putting them in our local paper I don’t want to post real children’s’ photos on here without explicit permission from their parents, which I’m not even going to ask for because I’m not going to post them!

Closing:

Goodbye Song (Tune: The Farmer in the Dell)

We wave goodbye like this.

We wave goodbye like this.

We clap our hands for all our friends.

We wave goodbye like this.

 

Hello and Goodbye songs borrowed from http://storytimesecrets.blogspot.com/p/hello-and-goodbye-songs.html

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