Climb Aboard the Spaceship

(tune: Itsy Bitsy Spider)


Climb aboard the spaceship.

We’re going to the moon.

Hurry and get ready,

We’re going to blast off real soon!
Put on your helmets

And buckle up real tight!
Here comes the countdown,

Let’s count with all our might!




We read What Is In Space? This is a great non fiction story that introduces all the things you see in the sky and solar system!



We compare/contrast the Earth and the moon with a Venn Diagram!




We make constellations. I had the students tape the constellation below to a piece of black construction paper. Students used a tack to poke through the stars! When they held their constellation up to the light...they could see the Big Dipper! 
Big Dipper Constellation-click here.



We talk about how planet Earth goes around the Sun!





We write about "If I were an astronaut I would........"
We make astronauts.



We dress up like aliens!



We make Planet Earth at the Art Center using our handprints!



Students make "star words" in the night sky! I found alphabet
pasta at our local grocery store.  


In went ________________,
10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1, BLASTOFF!


Students build words with stars!




Students build words on the moon using overhead alphabet letter tiles! I have a pocket chart with space words in this center so students can use the chart as a reference point in spelling space words! The students have a GREAT time at this center!  




Students build space shuttles using pattern blocks!


I Know All Nine Planets!

(tune: Itsy Bitsy Spider)

I know all the planets in our solar system.
Listen to me sing them in order one by one.
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.




We discuss all the different things we see in our solar system! We make telescopes out of construction paper! We take our telescopes outside to observe what we see in the sky! 


We make Planet Earth to eat!

We make moon rocks at the Art Center! Students paint small rocks with paint and then sprinkle glitter on the wet paint! SO FUN!
We talk about the phases of the moon! Students paint a moon with a balloon!

We use Oreos to make different phases of the moon.
Phases of the moon cards-click here.

We make constellations using pretzel sticks and mini marshmallows!


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