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Outer Space Songs for Preschool through Elementary School

We like to sing songs as we learn. Audio cues have always helped me remember information and it seems to work well with my children, as well.

Here are a few songs about the planets in our solar system.

Please note these are not my original lyrics. I have found them at several different places on the Internet without a listed author. If you wrote any of these (or know who did), please let me know and I will be happy to credit or take down, if you prefer.

Going to the Moon (Any Age)
Zoom zoom zoom,
We are going to the moon!
If you want to take a trip,
Climb aboard my rocket ship!
Blast Off!

Stars! Planets! Action! (Ages 2+)
Sung to: “London Bridge”
The planets
spin around the sun,
Around the sun, Around the sun.
The planets spin around the sun,
We live on earth!

The sun is found in the middle,
In the middle, In the middle.
The sun is found in the middle,
It keeps us warm!

The stars are twinkling far away,
Far away, far away.
the stars are twinkling far away,
Now make a wish

“The Planet Song” (ages 3+)
From Blue’s Clues

Well, the sun’s a hot star… Mercury’s hot too.
Venus is the brightest planet… Earth’s home to me and you.
Mars is the red one. Jupiter’s most wide.
Saturn’s got those icy ring’s, and Uranus spins on its side.
Neptune’s really windy, and Pluto’s really small.
Well, you wanted to name the planets, and now you’ve named them all!

[Note: If you leaving out Pluto, you can sing "the rest are really small" or "the rest aren't planets at all".]

Twinkle Song (Ages 3+)
Sung to: “London Bridges”
Twinkle Twinkle Little stars
Friends of Jupiter
and of Mars
All you do the whole night through
Is Twinkle, Twinkle, Twinkle

Shine on shine on friends of mine
If wishes really do come true
Please oh please oh please come true
The wish I wish tonight on you

Then tomorrow All day through
I’ll Twinkle, Twinkle, Twinkle.

One Little Planet (Ages 3+)
Sung to: “One little, Two little, Three little Indian”

One little two little three little planets
Four little five little six little planets
Seven little eight little orbiting planets
Circling ‘round the sun.

Mercury, Venus, and the Earth,
Mars, Jupiter and Saturn
Uranus, Neptune, and their moons…
Orbiting ‘round the sun.

The Family of the Sun (Ages 5+)
Sung to: “Farmer in the Dell”

The family of the Sun,
The family of the Sun,
Here are eight planets in
the family of the Sun.

Mercury is hot,
And Mercury is small.
Mercury has no atmosphere;
It’s just a rocky ball.

Venus has thick clouds
That hide what is below.
The air is foul; the ground is hot.
It rotates very slow.

We love the Earth our home,
Its oceans and its trees.
We eat its food; we breathe its air,
So no pollution, please.

Mars is very red.
It’s also dry and cold.
Some day you might visit Mars
If you are really bold.

Great Jupiter is big.
We’ve studied it a lot.
We found that it has lots of moons,
And a big, red spot.

Saturn has great rings.
We wondered what they were.
Now we know they’re icy rocks
Which we saw as a blur.

Uranus is far.
It’s cold and greenish-blue.
We found it rotates sideways,
And it has a lot of moons.

Neptune has a spot;
A stormy patch of blue.
The planet has a lot of clouds
And rings around it, too.

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Candace Lindemann, Yale, BA, Harvard Graduate School of Education, EdM, is an educational consultant and published writer. She enjoys new learning experiences with her children, ages 6 and 4 and 1.5.

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