Thursday, April 5, 2012

Theme Thursday: Outer Space

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


-tissue paper
-glue sticks
- Outer Space Shapes (prepared beforehand out of manilla folders)
-hole punch

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.

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