Sun, Moon and Stars-Toddlers

Books

Come Back Ben by Ann Hassett
Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Moon Glowing by Elizabeth Partridge
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
Sun and Moon by Lindsey Yankey
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Cabrera
What the Sun Sees/What the Moon Sees by Nancy Tafuri

Flannel Boards

Rhymes & Fingerplays

The Moon
I look for the moon every night. look upward
Sometimes it’s yellow, orange or white. count colors as mentioned
Sometimes it looks just like a ball. make circle with hands
Sometimes it is not there at all. shake head “no”
On some nights, half the moon will hide. cover half of face with hand
On others, it’s a smile tipped on its side. make “u” with thumb & index finger, turn

The Sun
From “Ring a Rig O’Roses by Flint Public Library
In the morning the sun gets up Extend arm horizontally.
And marches all the day. Raise arm slowly.
At noon, it stands right overhead; Point straight up.
At night, it goes away. Lower arm slowly and drop down.

Stars
From “Ring a Rig O’Roses by Flint Public Library
At night I see the twinkling stars Opening and closing hands
And a great big smiling moon. Circle arms overhead
My mommy tucks me into bed, Lay head on hands
And sings a good-night tune. Rocking motions with arms.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Use ASL as you sing the song.

Music

Moon Moon Moon by Laurie Berkner
Mr. Sun by Raffi
This Little Light of Mine by Raffi
Use ASL-candle, shine
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom by Kathy Reid-Naiman

3 thoughts on “Sun, Moon and Stars-Toddlers”

    1. I’ve recently started to find some great JE books to use for read alouds. There was a nonfiction one about squirrels that I used this year that was really cute. It was Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep by April Pulley Sayre.

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