Once upon a time… Once upon a time, some preschool children took a trip in a rocket ship to another planet.

1. You can make previously the space crafts and beguin counting before the start.

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. We are off!!

2. Gravity Dance

Tell the children about gravity. Because of gravity, we can move fast on earth but not fast on another planet, like the moon. On the moon, we would move in s-l-o-w m-o-t-i-o-n!

Demonstrate for them!

Explain that they will move to the sound! Fast music is on earth and slow is on the moon!

Change the songs from fast to slow on the CD!

Or there is another option to dance a song with movements but very slowly

(Frère Jaque tune)

Walking walking walking walking,

Hop, hop, hop,

Hop, hop, hop,

Jumping, jumping jumping,

Jumping, jumping jumping,

Now let’ s stop,

Now Let’s Stop.

3. Day or Night?

Materials needed: A cut out sun and a cut out moon for each child.

Ask the children questions about things they do. If it is something they do during the day, they should hold up their sun.

If it is something they do at night, they should hold up the moon.

Suggestions: When do you…… Brush your teeth? Go to bed? Go to school? Eat breakfast? Eat dinner?

EXTENSION: Have the children decorate their own sun and moon for this project at your writing table or art table. Attach them to craft sticks. Have them bring these to circle time!

4. Star Matching

In advance, cut out 20 yellow stars.Program 10 of them to have the numbers 1-10Program the other ten to have dots on them from 1-10 dots.

The children match up the numbers by counting.

EXTENSION: Make these self correcting by placing 1 dot on the back of the number 1, 2 dots on the back of the number 2 etc., for both sets of stars. If you do this, use thicker paper

so that the writing does not show through.

5. Smallest to Largest

Precut different sizes of stars or planets.

Children put them in order of largest to smallest, smallest to largest.

6. Twinkle, twinkle little star song.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

7. Moon Rock Sorting

Children sort the rocks by different attributes.

8. Moon Rock Counting

9. Man in the Moon song and Mobile

For Man in the Moon we need to prepare 4 faces of the man in the moon, one complete face, one face without nose, one face without eyes and one face without mounth. The children have to tell what is missing and draw the missing parts.

 

 

 

 

 

10. Robot song.

11. Magic Pictures

Draw some space images with white crayon in white paper, and show them to the children, if they can see something. Then colour the pictures with blue watercolour, the space pictures will magically appear.

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