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Stars: Fingerplay

Stars.1010 Little Stars
Text and Actions by CK Emanuel
To the tune of: 10 Little Indians

HOLD UP APPROPRIATE NUMBER OF FINGERS
One little, two little, three little twinkling stars
Four little, five little, six little twinkling stars
Seven little, eight little, nine little twinkling stars
Ten little twinkling stars in the sky.
RAISE ARMS OVERHEAD
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Morning: Fingerplay

Up the Sun Rises
Words and Actions Adapted by CK Emanuel
Based on the traditional folksong: Drunken Sailor

Sun.Moon.ClockChorus: (To be sung before each verse)
Way, hay, up she rises,
MOVE ARMS TO THE RIGHT, THEN LEFT, THEN OVERHEAD
Way, hay, up she rises,
Way, hay, up she rises,
Early in the morning!
TAP WRIST AS IF WEARING A “WATCH”

Verses:
What will we do with the sleepy moonlight,
HANDS OUT TO SIDES, PALMS UP
HANDS TOGETHER, AT SIDE OF CHECK AS IF SLEEPING
What will we do with the sleepy moonlight,
What will we do with the sleepy moonlight,
Early in the morning?
TAP WRIST AS IF WEARING A “WATCH”

Wave goodbye so the sun can come after,
WAVE ; HANDS TOUCH OVERHEAD CRATING A “CIRCLE”
Wave goodbye so the sun can come after,
Wave goodbye so the sun can come after,
Early in the morning.
TAP WRIST AS IF WEARING A “WATCH”

Source of Original Folksong: “American Folksongs.” Children’s Stories. Ed. S.E. Schlosser. AmericanFolklore.net, n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2017.
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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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Spaceship: Action Activity

My Little Gray Spaceship
Words by CK Emanuel
To the tune of: Bumping Up and Down in My Little Red Wagon

Flying all around in my little gray spaceship,
Flying all around in my little gray spaceship,
Flying all around in my little gray spaceship,
Won’t you join my landing crew?

How to Play: Start with two original “alien” crew captains (Adapt number of original captains based upon the number of your participants.) The game resembles a type of “follow the leader.” As the crew “flys all around” they have to follow their captain. With the last line of the rhyme, the captain adds one or two new crew members (Again, adjust for number of participants).  This activity works best if there is time for kids to change roles (captain/crew).

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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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