Out of This World

We traveled to outer space and back during this week’s Explorastory!  Well, not really but we read about it.

 

Books:

Sheep Blast Off!

Sheep Blast Off by Nancy Shaw

Here in Space

Here in Space by David Milgrim

I Want to Be An Astronaut

I Want to Be an Astronaut by Byron Barton

Find These Books on The Heights Library Catalog

Rhymes & Fingerplays:

Moon Ride (this is a great opener!)

Do you want to go up with me to the moon?

Let’s get in our rocket ship and blast off soon!

Faster and faster we reach the sky

Isn’t it fun to be able to fly?

We’re on the moon, now all take a look

Sit back down, and I’ll read you a book

Five Little Stars

Five little stars

In the sky with even more

One shot off

Then there were four

Four little stars

Winking at me

One shot off

Then there were three

Three little stars

With nothing to do

One shot off

Then there were two

Two little stars

Afraid of the sun

One shot off

Then there was one

One little star

Alone is no fun

It shot off

Then there were none!

Five Astronauts

Five brave astronauts floated into space

The first one disappeared without a trace

The second one somesaulted past the moon

The third one entered the atmosphere too soon

The fourth one took off counting ten to zero

And the fifth one landed safely like a hero

Going to the Moon

Get in the spaceship

We’re going to the moon, going to the moon, going to the moon

Get in the spaceship

We’re going to the moon

Let’s count down right now

5-4-3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!!!

We’re flying to the moon…

We’re walking on the moon…

We’re going back home…

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

Zoom, zoom, zoom we’re going to the moon

Zoom, zoom, zoom we’re going to the moon

If you’d like to take a trip

Climb aboard my rocket ship

Zoom, zoom, zoom we’re going to the moon

5-4-3-2-1 BLAST OFF!!!

The Sun is in the Sky (tune: The Farmer in the Dell)

The sun is in the sky, the sun is in the sky

Hot and bright, it gives us light

The sun is in the sky

The moon is in the sky

The moon is in the sky

Around and round the earth is goes

The moon is in the sky

The stars are in the sky

The stars are in the sky

Twinkly bright, they shine at night

The stars are in the sky

Craft:

We made a space scene using black construction paper and different colored chalk.  The kids were able to draw stars, the moon, the sun, rockets, and whatever else they wanted in their space scene.

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