Tag Archives: Astronomy

Space Travel: Action Activity

John Glenn’s Ride
Text by CK Emanuel
To the Tune of: Ring Around the Rosie

Race around the planet;
HOLD HANDS AND TURN IN A CIRCLE
Johnnie flew the Friendship.
KEEP MOVING IN THE CIRCLE
Faster! Faster!
TURN FASTER
NASA blasts off!
JUMP UP THEN FALL DOWN

*John Glenn was the first American to orbit the planet. He flew in the Friendship 7 capsule.

Information Source: Ethier, Bryan. “John Glenn: First American to Orbit the Earth.”American History (1997): History Net. 12 June 2006. Web. 20 May 2015.

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Planets: Action Activity

Eight Planets
Words By CK Emanuel

Assign each child a planet in our solar system. Choose either a child/staff/object to be the sun. Who doesn’t love spinning? Have the children act according the the following words.

Eight planets spinning, spinning.
Eight planets spinning in space.

Turning, turning
Some go fast,
Some go slow,
One spins backwards, way to go!

When I shout your planet
run behind the sun;
Make a revolution
End where you’d begun.

Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune

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