RovingFiddlehead KidLit

Moon & Stars Storytime

March 1, 2012

From the summer reading theme, Dream Big Read, to the flurry of STEM initiatives, the moon and stars have had a good year. I jumped on the bandwagon last week with a Moon and Stars storytime for toddlers.

Opener: Glad to Meet You by Peter and Ellen Allard

Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

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, oh! so high!

Star Shapes by Peter Malone

Song: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle twinkle little star by Sylvia Long

Spaceships Flannelboard

Flannelboard: Four Little Rockets

Four little rockets winking at me.
One shot off and then there were three!
Three little rockets with nothing to do.
One shot off, and then there were two!
Two little rockets afraid of the sun.
One shot off, and then there was one!
One little rocket alone is no fun.
It shot off, and then there was none!

Spaceship template available at my related Flannel Friday post.
Rhyme adapted from Four Little Stars at PreschoolEducation.com

(Don’t worry, I can count. There are more than four rockets in the photo because the kids played with “pin the spaceship on the planet” before and after storytime.)

I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis and illustrated by Allison Jay

Action Song: Clap Your Hands by Wiggleworms

Craft: Inspired by Small Fox, we made moons. Very simple. Glue some noodles on a paper plate then cover with tinfoil, the noodle shapes give the moon craters.

3 thoughts on “Moon & Stars Storytime

  1. Melissa ZD says:

    I love this! I think the “pin the rocket” idea is a super one for before and after storytime–lets the kids play, but it’s a little directed so things don’t get too crazy. Will definitely be sharing this with our crew! And the moon craft is beautiful. Thank you!

  2. Kathryn says:

    Love the theme, flannel pieces and craft. Easy peasy, cute craft idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. barblibrarian says:

    Love the moon craft. Perfect for toddler storytime. Nice and easy and very cute!

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