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Storytime Activities and Video Recordings

Welcome to the Storytime Archives. Over the weeks, the ASP has been offering Live Storytime via Zoom for young children with their families or caregivers. Each Live Storytime book is listed below with a link to the video recording, if available, as well as any links to activities or materials that go with the reading. Select books and materials are also available to purchase at the ASP's online AstroShop.

Many of our favorite video readings are expiring soon due to the publisher requirements. Be sure to share them with a little one before they disappear. Book titles and all of the activities we shared on the Live Storytime episodes will continue to be available.

Send us your questions, drawings, and activities! We will share and post as permitted.


Breakfast Moon

Recording of Live Storytime - Breakfast Moon (YouTube)

Moon Journal Activity (PDF)

Extra Journal Pages to download (PDF)

Shop the AstroShop for the ASP's exclusive edition of Breakfast Moon

More about Breakfast Moon


Moonbear's Shadow

Recording of Live Storytime - Moonbear's Shadow (YouTube) - Please note: This video is available through August 31, 2020.

Shop the AstroShop for the ASP's exclusive Bear's Shadow Activity featuring the book Moonbear's Shadow

More about Bear's Shadow from the ASP's My Sky Tonight program.


Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me

Recording of Live Storytime - Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me (YouTube). Please note that this video is available through August 31, 2020.

If you choose to purchase this book through Amazon, please use smile.amazon and select the Astronomical Society of the Pacific to donate towards.

 

 


There Once Was a Sky Full of Stars

Recording of Live Storytime - There Once Was a Sky Full of Stars (YouTube)

If you choose to purchase this book through Amazon, please use smile.amazon and select the Astronomical Society of the Pacific to donate towards.

 


The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot

Note: Due to publisher restrictions, this reading was not recorded.

Build your own space explorer activity. Materials to find and use: a small piece of cardboard (roughly 4”x4” but exact size and shape can vary!), tape and/or glues stick, scissors, and a collection of small odds and ends and doodads from around the house, for example: wooden chopsticks, drinking straws, bottle caps, cotton balls, party favors, bits of foil, paper clips. Activity Video on Vimeo

If you choose to purchase this book through Amazon, please use smile.amazon and select the Astronomical Society of the Pacific to donate towards.


Laika the Astronaut

Note: Due to publisher restrictions, this reading was not recorded.

If you choose to purchase this book through Amazon, please use smile.amazon and select the Astronomical Society of the Pacific to donate towards.

 


On the Moon

Recording of Live Storytime - On the Moon (YouTube).

Lunar Landscape Activity: Children created their own space helmets out of paper bags and decorated them. Join in on this simple and creative activity!

If you choose to purchase this book through Amazon, please use smile.amazon and select the Astronomical Society of the Pacific to donate towards.


Written by JaNay Brown-Wood and illustrated by Hazel Mitchell, Imani's Moon an illustrated children’s storybook, tells the story of Imani a Maasai girl who wants to touch the Moon. Despite teasing, she works hard to reach her goal.

 

While we were not granted permission to video tape our recording, we are able to share with you a reading of Imani's Moon by the Author, JaNay Brown-Wood.

Drawing the Moon Activity: Draw observations of the Moon from photographs or actual observations. You only need some paper and drawing tools then look for the Moon in the sky, and draw what you see! View our recorded activity session of Drawing the Moon.


Moon Rope/Un lazo a la luna

Digital Storytime - Moon Rope / Un lazo a la luna (YouTube)

Our reading in July offered an English & Spanish reading of the illustrated children’s storybook, Moon Rope / Un lazo a la luna, by Lois Ehlert. Fox and Mole set off on an adventure to the Moon, with help from a rope of grass and their friends the birds.

After reading the book, the children shared their own drawings of the moon using a blank sheet of paper or our Moon Story Sheet, Kids can do this at any time - they just need paper and some markers or other drawing tools.


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