To the Moon!

The fall storytime session has BLASTED OFF! We have seven more weeks of fun ahead of us 🙂

OPENING:
Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Flannel: It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw (Flannel pieces here.)
Action Song: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
*Flannel song: Aiken Drum
Read-aloud #2: Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I’m Off to the Moon! by Dan Yaccarino
Flannel: I Have a Rocket Ship
Fingerplay: 10 Little Fingers
Read-aloud #3: Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
Song/Fingerplay: Tommy Thumb
Song/Fingerplay (with finger puppets): Ten in the Bed
Read-aloud #4 (Big Book): Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Dancing Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” from Raffi’s More Singable Songs

CLOSING:
Closing song: We Wave Goodbye

ADDITIONAL BOOKS not used this time: Eight Days Gone by Linda McReynolds, Can’t Sleep by Chris Raschka

*Aiken Drum
There was a man lived in the moon,
lived in the moon, lived in the moon,
There was a man lived in the moon,
and his name was Aiken Drum.
And he played upon a ladle,
a ladle, a ladle,
He played upon a ladle,
and his name was Aiken Drum.
And his eyes were made of gum drops…
And his nose was a banana…
And his mouth was a watermelon…
And is hair was made of green beans…
(Templates can be found in the book 52 Programs for Preschoolers: The Librarian’s Year-Round Planner by Diane Briggs.)

2 thoughts to “To the Moon!”

  1. HI! I’m very interesting in this opening song “If you want to hear a story.” What are the words? or tune? Would you be able to post a video of yourself doing it in the multimedia section of your blog? Thanks!

    1. Hi Rachel, I’ll work on getting a video of me doing my opening song, but in the meantime…

      If You Want to Hear a Story
      (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)

      If you want to hear a story, clap your hands!
      If you want to hear a story, clap your hands!
      If you want to hear a story,
      if you want to hear a story,
      if you want to hear a story, clap your hands!

      Other verses:
      “nod your head,”
      “rub your tummy,”
      “sit real still,” etc.

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