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Share a Story: Rocket Storytime


Did you miss our Rocket Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own out of this world storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.

Don't need a full storytime? Borrow a rhyme when you need a short distraction, or check out these materials and spend a few minutes reading together.

From Storytime

Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood
Also available in: e-book


IF YOU'RE GOING TO THE MOON (from Storytime Katie) Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It

If you’re going to the moon, wear your boots [stomp, stomp]

If you’re going to the moon, wear your boots

If you’re going to the moon, and you’re going to go soon

If you’re going to the moon, wear your boots

Continue with gloves [clap, clap], helmet [pat your head], suit [zip, zip], bring your friends [gesture “come on”]


Tiny little rocket by illustrator Richard Collingridge


ONE LITTLE ROCKET WENT OUT TO PLAY (from Mel's Desk) Sing to: Five Little Ducks Went Out to Play

One little rocket blasts off to play, over in the Milky Way.

She had such enormous fun, that she called for another little rocket to come!

…[continue adding rockets until you get to five]...

Five little rockets blast off to play, over in the Milky Way.

They had such enormous fun, but they ran out of fuel and it was time to go home.


Also available in: e-music

More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

There was a bold lady who wanted a star by Charise Mericle Harper
Shorty & Clem blast off! by illustrator 1969- Michael H. Slack
Where is the rocket? by Harriet Ziefert
Space song rocket ride [kit] by Sunny Scribbens




Intergalactic (Beastie Boys)

Fly Me to the Moon (Laurie Berkner)

Space Oddity (David Bowie)

Softest Guitar on the Moon (Caspar Babypants)




Tell a story about your own space adventure. What would you bring? Where would you go? Who would come with you?