Touch The Stars

Birthday Party Songs


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Touch The Stars Lyrics

"Use your arms one at a time so we can"

Touch the stars, touch the stars,
reach out far and touch the stars.
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"Use your arms one at a time so we can"
Grab the stars, grab the stars,
reach out high and grab the stars.
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"Use your arms one at a time so we can"
Throw the stars, throw the stars,
throw the stars, really far.
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"Use both hands together so we can"
Squash the stars, squash the stars,
squash the stars, really hard.
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Touch The Stars Learning Activities

Music

  • Hide the Star Game - Sing along to “Touch the Stars” while a leader holds up a cut-out star. When the leader shows the star the children sing out strongly with their voices, when the star is hidden behind the leaders back, the children ‘hide’ their voices in their head.

Dance

  • What is a locomotor move? A movement in which the body travels across space (running, creeping, rolling).What is a non-locomotor move? A movement in which the body remains anchored to one spot by a body part (bending, twisting, stretching) - what kinds of movements can you spot in the song?
  • Listen to “Touch the Stars” and ask children to suggest ideas for moves to go with each verse.
  • Children view the video song on YouTube and compare the actions with their own ideas.
  • Challenge - play the instrumental version of the song and match the moves.

Drama

  • Pretend you are “A Famous Star” use props, costumes, make up etc. and act out a ‘Star Role!’

Science

  • Discuss the fact that our sun is a star.
  • What is a star?

Literacy

  • Sing and read along to the YouTube song to achieve multi-sensory learning “Do it, see it and hear it!”

Print out the song PDF

  • Read the song lyrics – ask children a variety of questions.
  • Re-read the song lyrics and ask children to join in.
  • Recognise and use a variety of punctuation when reading. “ ” ! ? . ,
  • Look at print and conventions (bold, italics).
  • Talk about interesting/challenging words and discuss what they mean.
  • Word study – phonic knowledge, compound words, rhyming word, contractions etc.
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