Early literacy begins with you. Help your child get ready to read with simple activities you can do any time!

Going To The Moon (Sung to: Mulberry Bush)

Get in the spaceship we're going to the moon, going to the moon,
going to the moon. (Squat down)
Get in the spaceship we're going to the moon. Let's countdown
right now. 5-4-3-2-1 BLAST OFF! (Jump up high)

Additional Verses:
Get in your spaceship we're flying to the moon
(Stretch your arms out like you're flying)
Get out of the spaceship walking on the moon
(Walk around with big slow steps)

Astronaut Time
Find an action figure or stuffed animal and have your child pretend it's an astronaut. Have your child tell you all about the astronaut and what he's doing. Try to keep the conversation going back and forth five times.

Blob Aliens
Spread a teaspoon full of bright paint onto one half of a sheet of paper and let your child fold the paper in half (paint on the inside). Unfold the paper and let it dry. Once dry encourage your child to draw arms, legs, wings, antenna or anything else they want to onto the alien's body to finish it. Have them draw a planet or space ship for their alien.

Moon Walk
Find lots of pillows and put them on the floor. Cover them with a sheet. Have children pretend they are astronauts or aliens that are walking, hopping, rolling, etc. on the moon.

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