This funny, lively space rhyme supports all-round literacy. It’s simple, four-line verse can be varied to allow for different ideas, and each can be enacted or expressed with gestures, sounds or mime. Children will enjoy its catchy rhythm and be interested in the rhyme (space/face), also finding the tone cheerful and humorous. The resource offers embellishment for space topics, too, and encourages physical movement and expression.
The tips below the rhyme include handy prompts for enacting, line by line, and also for eliciting alternative alien features.
Using a simple, familiar tune, this verse could also be set to music.
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