Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Rockets Storytime

Held earlier this summer.
Craft: Paper plate astronaut helmet

 
Hello Song (Sung to the tune of "Skip to my Lou")
Hello, how are you?
Hello, how are you?
Hello, how are you?
How are you today?

I'm fine; Hope you are too!
I'm fine; Hope you are too!
I'm fine; Hope you are too!
I hope you're fine today.


I'm clapping my hands; you can, too.
I'm clapping my hands; you can, too.
I'm clapping my hands; you can, too.
Clap your hands with me.

[I borrowed this from Katie's wiki with a few tiny changes to fit my strange sense of rhythm. Next time I plan to do some verses with kid's names ... Hello Sarah, how are you, Hello Benjamin, how are you, Hello ... pause for carer to insert name ... how are you, How are you today etc. ]


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]
[from Krissy Conn's Stars & Space Storytime]


Ten Little Rockets (aliens, astronauts)
One little, two little, three little rockets,
Four little, five little, six little rockets,
Seven little, eight little, nine little rockets,
Ten little rockets, what a noise!
(counted on fingers, then hands over ears for "what a noise")
[adapted from 10 Little Indians]


I'm a Little Rocket [Sung to "I'm a Little Teapot" ]
I'm a little rocket pointing at the moon.
Now I'm getting fuelled up
We'll be ready soon.
When it's time to board me, then I'll say
Blast off! Zoom! We're on our way.
[from Krissy Conn's Stars & Space Storytime] 



If you want to read a book, clap your hands
If you want to read a book, clap your hands
If you want to read a book, clap your hands
If you want to read a book, listen up [cup ears]
and take a look [look through imaginary binoculars]
If you want to read a book, clap your hands.
[Not exactly sure where this came from ... notes, notes NOTES!]
Wiggle Song
[I always do this one pre-story]

Books*

If You’re Going to the Moon [Flannel Song]
(Sing to: If You’re Happy and You Know It)
[I stole this straight from Mel's Desk, including the clipart - thanks Mel!]

Twinkle, Twinkle
[My standard closing song, I have a lovely little star finger puppet]

* I had a pile of books as I didn't know old the kids would be. I read a selection of the rocket books, but in retrosect, I should have used the titles aimed at the older kids.

The craft was very popular, and the kids looked so sweet in them.  We took photos and one was chosen and published in our local paper.

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