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 – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Gravity by Jason Chin

Gravity book cover

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: Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton, illustrated by Ant Parker

Roaring Rockets book cover

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

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

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: Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli

Higher! Higher! book cover

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

Craft: Paint Qtips constellations

space preschool story time craft

Closing Rhyme

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 – Preschool

Opening song

Book: Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle

papa please get the moon for me

Book: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

kittens first full moon

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

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

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: Higher, Higher by Leslie Patricelli

Higher Higher

Song: “Jump Up, Turn Around” – Jim Gill: Moving Rhymes for Modern Times

 Craft: Staff hot glued the aliens (glow-in-the-dark! from Amazon) and the cups to the paper plates ahead of time. Kids used crayons, tissue paper squares, jewels and stickers to decorate them.

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