Let's take a trip into outer space! All without leaving the story time circle.
Song: Good Morning Dear Earth
Song: Clap and Say Hello
Song: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Fingerplay: 10 Little Fingers
Book: Our Stars by Anne Rockwell
Flannel: 5 Astronauts Went Out One Day
Song: If You're Happy and You Know It
Rhyme: Pease Porridge Hot
Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Book: Astro Bunnies by Christine Loomis
Flannel: Blue is the Lake
Song: Turn Around from Getting to Know Myself
Make and Take Craft: Out of This World Necklaces
- Outer Space Shapes (prepared beforehand out of manilla folders)
As much mileage as I get out of construction paper collages, I get even more out of layering tissue paper. It just looks so pretty! And everyone can do it!
After story time, I handed out individual shapes, pieces of yarn and glue sticks. Then I placed plates of separated out tissue paper by color and let the kids go crazy. Some of them stuck to color schemes, others went off the book. Some didn't even want to decorate them at all, they just strung the yarn through and ran around with their new necklaces flapping.
Prep took about 45 minutes, with making the samples, and the total craft took about 20.