SNAP Storytime at Home: Space

Welcome to a special edition of SNAP Storytime at Home! SNAP refers to Special Needs and Autism-Friendly Programming, a category that includes a selection of specialty programs for a very important audience. Keep reading to see the books, movement activity, and rhyming activity that will let you create your very own SNAP storytime experience at home. 

Storytime Theme

Today’s storytime is all about Space

  • What can you find in outer space? Planets, stars, asteroids, and more.
  • Who works in space? Astronauts!

For this storytime, you can incorporate books, rhymes, and a movement activity to learn all about space and what we can see from earth. 

Gather Your Books

Here are some titles from the library collection to read all about space:

I Want To Be An Astronaut by Byron Barton

A young child thinks about what it would be like to be an astronaut and go out on a mission into space


Zoom, Rocket, Zoom! by Margaret Mayo

Rhythmic text depicts astronauts exploring outer space


Moon by Britta Teckentrup

Die-cut pages show the phases of the moon as it shines on animals all over the world, from sea turtles laying eggs on the beach to frogs in the jungle and mice in the fields


Pete the Cat: Out of This World by James Dean

Pete the cat builds rockets and embarks on a special mission to outer space where he floats in extra cool zero-gravity


Movement Activity

“Climb Aboard the Spaceship” (To the tune of “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”) 

Climb aboard the spaceship. We’re going to the moon. 

Hurry up and get ready, We’re going to blast off soon. 

Put on your helmets and buckle up real tight. 

Here comes the countdown, let’s count with all our might. 

10 – 9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1  – – BLAST OFF! 

** Jbrary has a demonstration video with motions for this movement activity.  


Rhyming Activity
Fast forward to 1:29 for Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! 

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.  

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 
Blast off! 


More on Space

Really enjoying space? Check out some of our other blog posts and videos:

Discovery Time: Space Explorers
Fun songs and flannels about space, along with instructions on making a Name Rocket

Discovery Time: Space Constellations
Learn about the stars in our sky, and make your own pipe cleaner constellations


For more SNAP activities, check out these blog posts.

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