Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Astronauts and Rocketships & Space ( All Things That Go Series)

Astronauts and Rocketships (All Things That Go Series)

READ Books:
Space Song Rocket Ride by Sunny Scibens
On The Launch Pad By Michael Dahl
Roaring Rockets By Tony Mitton
I Want To Be An Astronaut By Byron Barton
Curious George and the Rocket By Margaret Rey
Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I'm Off To The Moon By Dan Yaccarino
Higher, Higher By Leslie Patricelli
Curious George Discovers Space By H.A. Rey




SONGS/ RHYMES:

WIGGLER: Pretend to be a rocket ship
Have everyone crouch down on the ground and put their hands (palms together) over their heads and pretend to be a rocket ship.  Here come the engines….rumble rumble (wiggle wiggle).  We’re getting ready to take off.  Let’s count down. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, BLAST OFF! (jump high in the air)  Repeat.( Credit Sunflower Storytime)

FLANNEL SONG: If You’re Going to the Moon, Wear Your Boots
Tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”

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 gloves (clap your hands)
…wear your helmet (point to your head)
 Credit Sunflower Storytime

 Twinkle, twinkle little star (open and close hands to make ‘twinkling stars’ with fingers)

How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high (circle arms over head)
Like a diamond in the sky (make a diamond shape with fingers)
Twinkle, twinkle little star (resume open and closing hands)
How I wonder what you are.


MAN IN THE MOON – WHAT DO YOU SEE? RHYME
Recite the following rhyme to your child.
            Man in the Moon, up so high,
            What do you see, flying by.
            I see rockets flying by.
            I see rockets in the sky.
Then repeat the first two lines and let your child pretend to be the Man in the Moon and answer back the last two lines with something else that he sees.

I’M A LITTLE ASTRONAUT
Tune:  “I’m A Little Teapot”
I’m a little astronaut
Flying to the moon.
My rocket is ready,
We blast off soon.
I climb aboard
And close the hatch.
5-4-3-2-1, off we blast!
                        Jean Warren

 Action Rhyme: “Bend and Stretch”

Bend and stretch, reach for the stars
There goes Jupiter, here comes Mars
Bend and stretch and reach for the sky
Stand on tip-e-toe, go so high!
Credit: Preschool Kids and Storytime Katie


·         Zoom Zoom

o   Zoom Zoom Zoom, We're going to the moon. Zoom Zoom Zoom, We're leaving very soon.
If you want to take a trip, Climb aboard my rocket ship,
Zoom Zoom Zoom, We're going to the moon. Zoom Zoom Zoom, We're leaving very soon.
5,4,3,2,1--BLAST OFF!Credit Jbrary



I'm a Little Rocket 
   Sung to "I'm a Little Teapot" 

I'm a little rocket pointing at the moon. 
   Raise arms above head and fingers tips touching
Now I'm getting fueled up 
   Wiggle hips
We'll be ready soon. 
    Stand up straight and tall
When it's time to board me, then I'll say 
   Slowly bend knees and crouch down - arms still above head
Blast off! Zoom!   We're on our way. 
  Jump up and shout!

 Credit Angelfire.com





Ten Astronauts (finger play) 
Ten astronauts in a rocket ship 
   Hold up fingers and touch both hands together at fingertips to make point of rocket
Flying through space gonna make a little trip 
   Keep point of rocket with hands and go back and forth 
Going past Mars and Jupiter, too! 
Ten little astronauts, what a crew! Hold up 10 fingers


 Credit Angelfire.com


Felt Board:
Pretend the felt board is outer space. Place the moon on the top part and place the 10 rocket ships around the board. Ask a child to come to the board and find rocket ship number 1, take it off the board, fly it around the room and land it back on the moon. Next have a child find rocket ship number 2 and so on. When all the rockets are on the moon place the Earth on the board. “Blast” the rockets off the moon and have them fly (or throw them) to different children. When all the rockets are with children call out for rocket number 1 to “fly back to earth”. Continue until all the rockets have landed safely at home!

Rocket 1-10 Flannel Board Template printable  Credit NuttinbutPreschool

 CD Music:
  • Countdown to Blastoff, by Jack Hartmann on the “Math All Around Me” CD
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, by Jack Hartmann on the “Rhymin’ to the Beat Vol. 1” CD
  • Starlight, Starbright, by Jack Hartmann on the “Rhymin’ to the Beat Vol. 2” CD
  • Credit Prekinders 
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CRAFT/ PLAY/ EXPLORE:

Name Rockets Craft (Picture and inspiration courtesy of Prekinders)












Cool Rocket Activities (fruit rockets, straw rockets, rocket crafts)





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