Space Activities #7: Children’s Space Songs

Zoom, zoom, zoom, we’re going to…sing some children’s space songs and do the actions too. This is a great way to have fun while learning. Ready? Blast off!

children's space songs

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, We’re Going to the Moon is a well-known space song for kids. There are a few variations and most of the time, the countdown starts at 5. Often, kids want to do all the numbers so start at the usual 10. You can also make up your own words and actions. Some planets are hard to rhyme.

Zoom, zoom, zoom,
We’re going to the moon.
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
We’ll be there very soon.

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

In 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Blast Off!

Zoom, zoom, zoom,
We’re going to planet Mars.
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
We’ll see lots of stars.

Zoom, zoom, zoom,
We’re going to Jupiter.
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
We’ll start our computer.

Zoom, zoom, zoom,
We’re going to see Neptune.
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
We’re leaving very soon.

Zoom, zoom, zoom,
We’re going to planet Saturn.
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
The rings are like a pattern.

We’ll maybe skip Venus, although kids who know the names of the planets might sing that one with the obvious rhyme anyway. For actions, you can slide one hand off the other for zoom, put arms together over head for moon, and walk fingers up the arm for rocket ship. Here’s a video with the tune and actions:

Here are some other words to the well-known Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.

Twinkle, twinkle, little planet,
Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars.
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune,
Don’t forget the tiny Pluto.
Twinkle, twinkle, little planet,
Maybe one day we will visit.

Singing encourages several strategies and skills, like memory for sounds and words, using rhythm, careful listening, coordinating actions and words, matching voices, patterns, and more. Astronaut Chris Hadfield took his guitar to space and sang from the International Space Station to us on Earth. While the space probe Juno has captured the sound of Jupiter, we don’t know if there are any words. Do you know some other children’s space songs?


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