story time

Space Story Time (Saturday)

Welcome Song: Hands Go Up and Hands Go Down
(to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Hands go up and hands go down
I can turn around and round
I can hop upon two shoes
I can listen so can you
I can sit, I’ll show you how
Story time is starting now

Song: Zoom Zoom Zoom, We’re Going to the Moon
Zoom zoom zoom, 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
In 5-4-3-2-1
BLASTOFF!

Book: Martian Rock by Carol Diggory Shields; illustrated by Scott Nash

martian rock

Action Rhyme: The Solar System (to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Glowing, glowing, red-hot sun, (hold arms overhead)
Shining light on everyone. (wiggle fingers down)
You’re a star with atmosphere.
Glowing, glowing, red-hot sun,
Shining light on everyone. (wiggle fingers down)
Source: SurLaLune Storytime

This song has three verses but I only did the one.

Song: When Cow Wakes Up in the Morning
When cow wakes up in the morning,
He always says hello.
When cow wakes up in the morning,
He always says hello.
And what does the cow say?
Mooooooooooo
That is what he says.
(Sheep // Duck // Chicks // Pig // Dog // Cat)
Adapted from Jbrary

Book: Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton & Ant Parker

roaring rockets

Song: Mr. Sun
Oh Mr. Sun. Sun. Mr. golden sun, (arms over head)
Please shine down on me. (move hands back and forth and down)
Oh Mr. Sun. Sun. Mr. golden sun, (arms over head)
Hiding behind a tree. (hide face behind hands)
These little children are asking you. (point to the children)
To please come out so they can play with you. (gesture ‘come here’ with hands)
Oh Mr. Sun. Sun. Mr. golden sun. (arms over head)
Please shine down on me. (move hands back and forth and down)

Wiggle: Dance Your Fingers Up
Dance your fingers up,
Dance your fingers down.
Dance them to the side,
And dance them all around.
Dance them on your shoulders,
Dance them on your head.
Dance them on your tummy,
And put them all to bed.
Source: King County Library System

Song/Flannel: Flying All Around …
Flying all around in my little red spaceship (arms out — flying)
Flying all around in my little red spaceship
Flying all around in my little red spaceship
Zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom (slap knees)
Green // Blue
Adapted from Storytime Katie

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: I Want to Be an Astronaut by Byron Barton

i want to be an astronaut.jpg

I was going to read Otter in Space second but my story time crowd was skewing younger so I replaced it with Roaring Rockets and then read I Want to Be an Astronaut last. Of course, by the time we got to the third book, our younger ones had dispersed and the older ones were left. I probably could have read them Otter! Because of the replacement, story time was a little short. Live and learn …

Song: Twinkling Stars
At night I see the twinkling stars (wiggle fingers)
And the great big shining moon. (arms overhead in circle)
My mama tucks me into bed, (hands under head)
And sings this goodnight tune …
(Sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Source: Sunflower Storytime

Goodbye Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This (to the tune of 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.

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