Storytime: Outer Space

Did you miss storytime? Perhaps it is just one of those days when you need a boost with your little ones. Fret not. We have gathered some storytime resources for you at home. Follow our steps below or mix-and-match for the ultimate storytime experience. 

Today’s Theme: Outer Space

1. Energize with "The More We Get Together"

Start your storytime by listening to Librarian Lisa sing:

The more we get together,
Together, together,
The more we get together,
The happier we'll be.

For your friends are my friends,
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together,
The happier we'll be.

2. Action Rhyme: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!

Pretend you’re in a rocket ship under a table or a blanket, turn on a flashlight, and read your story. Crouch down while singing the first part, then jump up in the air when blasting off.

Zoom, zoom, zoom,
We’re going to the moon.
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
We’re going to the moon.

If you want to take a trip,
Climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
We’re going to the moon.


3. Read a Book about Space

There are many picture books and stories at the library about space. You can find some informational nonfiction books as well. You can even listen to a story from space read by an astronaut.

Here is a list to get you started. 

There's No Place Like Space – Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat introduces Sally and Dick to the planets, stars, and moons in our universe.

The Boy and the Moon – A boy and his animal friends go out at night to play, but when Moon gets stuck in a tree, the boy undertakes a daring rescue.

Sheep Blast Off! – Upon finding a spaceship, sheep climb aboard and bumble around until they blast off into orbit.

Peppa in Space – Peppa Pig goes to a museum with her family where she takes a pretend trip to outer space and the moon.

Sadie Sprocket Builds a Rocket – Sadie Sprocket is a girl with a big dream... to go to Mars! No one has been to Mars (yet!), so of course that's where Sadie sets her sights. She learns everything she can about the planet and space then assembles her crew of trusty stuffed animals. Together they build a rocket and prepare for the historic journey. And then finally... blastoff!

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me – Monica's father fulfills her request for the moon by taking it down after it is small enough to carry, but it continues to change in size. Some pages fold out to display particularly large pictures.

The Planets in Our Solar System – Describes the eight planets and other bodies of the solar system, including directions for making models showing the size of the planets and their distance from the sun.

Looking for more? Ask a librarian to suggest more titles for your family. 

4. Sing a Goodbye Song

See you next time! Wrap up your storytime and sing along with our librarians to "Skinnamarink."