First 5 Years

Outer Space Stories, Rhymes and Songs

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes: Outerspace, rocketshipMake the case for space! Reach the stars and the moon with these great tunes and super books from your local library!

Babies

Book Jacket: Goodnight Moon
Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown; illustrated by Clement Hurd
ISBN: 0694016756
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Song: "Going To The Moon"
Zoom, zoom, zoom (Put hands together and move them back and forth.)
We are going to the moon! (Point to the moon!)
If you want to take trip, (Hold out hands.)
Climb aboard my rocket ship! (Wave had to encourage child to come aboard.)
10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1... (Count using fingers.)
Blast off! (Clap hands together.)

Toddlers

Book Jacket: Curious George and the Rocket
Blast Off To The Moon!
by Paul Nicholls
ISBN: 0843134747:
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Fingerplay: "Star"
At night I see the twinkling stars, (Fist up. Hands over your head.)
And a great big smiling moon. (Circle arms overhead)
My Mommy tucks me into bed. (Lay pointer of one hand across the palm of the other.)
And sings a goodnight tune. (Rock your hands back and forth.)

Preschoolers

Book Jacket: Curious George and the Rocket
Curious George and the Rocket
by H.A.Rey
ISBN: 0618120696
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Song: "Stars! Planets! Action!"
(Sung To the Tune of London Bridge)
The planets spin around the sun, (Child will spin 3x.)
Around the sun, around the sun.  
The planets spin around the sun.  
We live on earth! (Place hands on chest.)
The sun is found in the middle, (Child will squat 3x.)
In the middle, in the middle.  
The sun is found in the middle.  
It keeps us warm. (Child will hug his own body.)
The stars are twinkling far away (Hands will twinkle 3x.)
Far away, far away.  
The stars are twinkling far away.  
Now make a wish! (Blow on finger as if you are blowing out a candle.)