How much do children love outer space, aliens, planets and stars. The last couple of nights my little boy discovered the Moon and was so enamoured that the moon was following us home while looking out the car window. His new favourite book at the moment is “Aliens Wear Underpants” and he is the inspiration I taught an Outer Space themed music lesson recently.

It was so much fun, and the learning was abundant. There was counting, there was vocalisation opportunities and there was movement. As an Educator this music lesson had it all. So here are my top 5 Outer Space Songs

  1. Rocketship Song

Hello Little Alien

Hiding in your ship

Pressing all the buttons

Blip blip blip

Take off Is ready

5 4 3 2 1

Blast off

Bounce bounce bounce around

Bounce bounce bounce up and down

Bounce bounce bounce around

Bouncing till we STOP.

Who doesn’t love a counting song with props? Well this is a very cute song which allows children to vocalise the WHOOSH sound. Of course I had a lot of fun making our felt aliens for this song and you could also get the kids involved in this activity as well.

2. Five Little Aliens

Original Author Unknown

5 little aliens doing their chores

One blast off whoosh Then there were four

Four little aliens winking at me.

One blast off, then there were three!

Three little aliens with nothing to do.

One blast off, whoosh Then there were two!

Two little aliens afraid of the sun.

One blast off, Whoosh Then there was one!

One little aliens alone is no fun.

It blast off, then there was none

I wanted to write a bubble song that was related to the Outer Space theme, and this sweet tune came to me. During class we pop the bubbles with our fingers or clap the bubbles and even swing our arms through the bubbles. This song has opportunity for a lot of movement.

3. Bubble

Pop pop pop the bubble

Pop pop pop so soon

Pop pop pop the bubble

High up to the moon

Floating with the stars

Floating toward mars

I feel light and giddy

Watch the Bubble song here https://youtu.be/69Ir1NS3sls

4. Bend and Stretch, If you are as old as me you might remember a children’s show called Romper Room and one of my fav tunes was this one. During class I used a scarf and held it in both hands and stretched it while singing the song. If you haven’t heard the tune I have added the Youtube link for you.

Bend and stretch, reach for the stars

There goes Jupiter, here comes Mars

Bend and stretch and reach for the sky

Stand on tip-e-toe, oh! so high!

https://youtu.be/aIRu8-5Nyek

I love this simple song because you can tap the beat for the first part of the song and then dance free style for the second part.

5. Aiken Drum –

There was a man live in the moon

Lived in the moon

Lived in the moon

There was a man lived in he moon

And his name was Aiken Drum

And he played up on his Ladle, his ladle his ladle 

he played up on his ladle and his name was Aiken Drum

If you need to learn how to sing the songs I have recorded them in our latest Mini Music Class. Would love to hear your feedback and enjoy the ride to the Moon!

https://youtu.be/jaR2DTslTB0