Alien Preschool Story Time

I have been getting a few requests to see what my typical story time is like. So, I will put up a few outlines every now and again so you can see what I tell, sing, read, and do. Usually in the school year I do alphabet letters as my theme…but I thought I would start out with what I did during the summer, which has to do with the Summer Reading Theme. This last year it was “Dream Big!”

So, here is my Alien Story Time!

Summer Reading Story Times: Aliens!
Opening Song:
[Sign language “hello” is waving hand back and forth.]
Hello everybody and how are you?
How are you?
How are you?
Hello everybody and how are you?
How are you today?

Hello everybody and clap your hands.
Clap your hands.
Clap your hands.
Hello everybody and clap your hands.
Clap your hands today!

[Stomp your feet, touch your nose, turn around, sit right down]
[Yay! Do sign language clapping!]

Clubhouse Literacy Time:
Figure out the theme of the Week: Aliens!
Guess the pictures. Figure out the letters. Unscramble them to find our theme.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
[Yay! Do sign language clapping!]

Storytelling Story:  The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret McNamara

Finger Play or Song [participation without standing]:
There was an Alien who had a rocket dog and  Pluto was it’s name-o!
P. L. U. T. O.

Longer Book: The Aliens are Coming by Colin McNaughton

Action Song/Action Rhyme:
Zorbot Alien Had Seven Sons!

Hi, My name is Zoe. And I work in a rocket factory. One day, my boss said Zoe, are you busy? I said no. He said push this button with your right hand. [left hand, right foot, left foot, head…”I said YES!”]

Stretch!
[Yay! Do sign language clapping!]

Calming Song:
Comma looka see, here’s the mama.
Comma looka see, here’s the papa.
Comma looka see, my brother tall.
Sister, baby. *KISS* I love them all!

Shorter Book: Green Wilma Frog In Space by Tedd Arnold or Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freeman and Ben Cort

Closing Song:
[Sign language “goodbye” is waving with fingers bending at the large knuckles or wrist bending.]
Now it’s time to say goodbye.
Say goodbye.
Say goodbye.
Now it’s time to say goodbye.
I’ll see you all next week!
[Yay! Do sign language clapping!]

Craft:
Alien headbands inspired by this Pinterest find. (It is so much better than mine, go check it out!)

Here is How I made my alien headbands:

First I cut a whole bunch of paper in colors that my preschoolers love.

Then we taped two stripes of paper into a headband.

I also got quite a few white circles and ovals and various shapes of die cuts. Then we colored them to be whatever color they wanted.

Then we taped googly eyes onto the colored shapes. (I hardly ever use glue…much too messy for a 15 minute preschool craft at the library.)

Then we cut pipe cleaners to various lengths.

Taped the googly eyes/shapes to the pipe cleaners.

Taped the other side of the pipe cleaners to the headband.

And there you have it. An alien headband.

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