Outer Space Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

kittens first full moon

Song: “Moon, Moon, Moon” – Laurie Berkner

Book: My Book of Planets by Elise See Tai, illustrated by Kuo Kang Chen

my book of planets

Song: “Dance for the Sun” – Kira Willey video

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “reach for the sun”

Social Story:  I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony

Closing song

Craft: star stickers (instead of white paint in photo), white crayon constellations, moon

space preschool story time craft

Outer Space Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Star

Book: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

kittens first full moon cover image

Song: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” (with actions)

Book: The Moon by Todd Adamson

moon cover image

Flannel: “Four Little Rockets”

Four little rockets winking at me.
One shot off and then there were three!
Three little rockets with nothing to do.
One shot off, and then there were two!
Two little rockets afraid of the sun.
One shot off, and then there was one!
One little rocket alone is no fun.
It shot off, and then there was none!
(Source: RovingFiddlehead KidLit)

rockets flannel image

Song: “If You’re Going to the Moon”
If you’re going to the moon, wear your boots (stomp stomp)
If you’re going to the moon, wear your boots
If you’re going to the moon, this is what you have to do
If you’re going to the moon, wear your boots
…wear your suit (ziiiip!)
…wear your gloves (clap clap)
…wear your helmet (pat your head)

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

zoom zoom zoom i'm off to the moon

Song: 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 Blast off!

Far, far, far
We’re going to the stars.
Far, far, far
We’re going to the stars.
If you want to take a trip
Climb aboard my rocket ship.
Far, far, far
We’re going to the stars.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Blastoff!

Fun, fun, fun
We’re going to the sun.
Fun, fun, fun.
We’re going to the sun.
If you want to take a trip,
Climb aboard my rocket ship.
Fun, fun, fun,
we’re going to the sun.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Blastoff!

(Source: Jbrary)

Book: My Book of Planets by Elise See Tai, illustrated by Kuo Kang Chen

my book of planets

Song: “Jumping and Counting” – Jim Gill: The Irrational Album

Closing Rhyme

Craft: 

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Outer Space Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: moon

Book: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

kittens first full moon

Song: “Moon, moon, moon” – Laurie Berkner: Lullabies

laurie berkner lullabies

Rhyme: Do you want to go up with me to the moon?
[Point to friend, self, then to sky.]
Let’s get in our rocket ship and blast off soon!
[Pretend to climb in ship, swish hands quickly.]
Faster and faster we reach to the sky.
[Jump and reach.]
Isn’t it fun to be able to fly?
We’re on the moon, now all take a look.
[Look down.]
Sit back down, and I’ll read you a book.
[All sit down.]

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

zoom zoom zoom i'm off to the moon

Song: “Rocketship Run” – Laurie Berkner: Rocketship Run

Book: My Book of Planets by Elise See Tai, illustrated by Kuo Kang Chen

my book of planets

Song: “Twinkle, twinkle little star”

Song: “Turn-a-round” – Hap Palmer: Getting to Know Myself

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing rhyme

Craft: puffy paint moons on paper plates

Moon and Stars Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Moon, stars

Book: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

kittens first full moon

Rhyme: Zoom Zoom Zoom
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon! (standing: swing & lift)
Zoom zoom zoom, we’ll be there very soon! (swing & lift)
5 . . . 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . (bending knees, lower baby as you count)
BLAST OFF! (baby flies or swings up into the air!)

Rhyme: Diddle diddle dumpling

Book: Moonlight by Helen V. Griffith, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

moonlight

Song/Flannel: “Stars Shining” – Kathy Reid-Naiman; Sing the Cold Winter Away

Song: Buckle, buckle (Tune: “Sailing, Sailing”)
Buckle, buckle, buckle my baby in (pat tummy)
Start up the car and drive around (sign for car)
Until we get to town (sign for travel, as you travel up the tummy to tickle chin)
Buckle, buckle, buckle my baby in (pat tummy)
Start up the car and drive around (sign for car)
‘Til we come home again (sign for travel, as you travel up the tummy to tickle chin)
(Credit: Leah Portz)

Book: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Cabrera

twinkle

Song: Baby Hop (Tune: “Bunny Hop”)
Snuggle up together
Baby’s in your lap
Snuggle up together and clap, clap, clap

Snuggle up together
Baby don’t you nap
Snuggle up together and tap, tap, tap

You’re working out together
Baby don’t stop
You’re working out together now hop, hop, hop

Rhyme: Balloon goes up
Balloon goes up (lift)
Balloon goes down (lap)
Balloon goes up to reach the clouds (lift high)
Storm rolls by (wiggle side to side)
Babe rocks down (sway to lap)
Made it home, safe and sound (hug and kiss)
(Credit: Leah Portz)

Rhyme: Rickety rocking horse

Book (choral): Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd

goodnight moon

Song (shaky eggs): “Midnight Moonlight” – Kira Willey; Dance for the Sun

Closing rhyme

Moon & Stars – Baby

Opening song

Sign language for moon, stars.

Book: The Moon by Robert Louis Stevenson

the moon

Song: I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap (tune of The Wheels on the Bus)

I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
They’re a part of me.

I can make my feet go stomp, stomp, stomp, etc…
I can make my hands wave bye, bye, bye…

Book: The Sun is my Favorite Star by Frank Asch

sun is favorite star

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
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are

Rhyme:  One arm goes up,

One arm goes up,
one arm goes down,
one arm goes up and down.
Two arms go up…
One leg goes up…
Two legs go up…

Book: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

 kittens first full moon

Song: You are my Sunshine

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away

Activity: Little clock, big clock

The little clock goes tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock (swing baby side to side while standing)
The big clock goes ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong (swing back front to back)

Song (with shaky eggs): Mr. Sun by Raffi

Closing rhyme

Moon and Stars Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

kittens first full moon

Rhyme: Zoom Zoom Zoom
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon! (swing baby through the air)
Zoom zoom zoom, we’ll be there soon!
5 . . . 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . (bending knees, lower baby as you count)
BLAST OFF! (baby flies or swings up into the air!)

Rhyme: X marks the spot (draw on baby’s back)
Dot, dot, dot,
Up and down, around and around,
Oooooh! (tickle)

Book: Moonlight by Helen V. Griffith, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

moonlight

Song: “The Freeze” (bounce and freeze)Greg & Steve: Kids in Motion

Rhyme: Rickety rickety rocking horse (bounce)
Over the hills we go,
Rickety rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa! (hug baby)

Book/Song: Twinkle, Twinkle by Beth Harwood

twinkle twinkle

Song/Flannel: “Stars Shining” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Sing the Cold Winter Away

sing the cold winter away

Song: (Tune: Shortnin’ Bread)
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.

Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.
Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.

Rhyme: Hurry, scurry little mouse
Stars down at your toes.
Hurry, scurry little mouse
Past your knees he goes.
Hurry, scurry little mouse
Past where your tummy is.
Hurry, scurry little mouse
Gives you a mousy kiss.

Rhyme: The little clock goes tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock (swing baby side to side)
The big clock goes ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong (swing back front to back)

Book (choral reading): Goodnight Moon by Margaret Brown

goodnight moon

Song (with shaky eggs): “Mr. Moon/The Cuckoo” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Zoom, Zoom, Cuddle and Croon

zoom zoom cuddle

Closing rhyme