How To Teach Super Simple Songs

How To Teach We’re Going On A Rocket Ship

Caitie is sharing helpful tips for learning in the classroom or at home using the song We’re Going On A Rocket Ship from Super Simple Songs! She sings the song and shows us gestures for the key vocabulary words, too! This a great song for pretend play and to practice counting down from 10!

Try these ideas in the classroom or at home!

  • Whenever there’s a rocket ship going into space, there is a countdown! This is a fun opportunity for some simple number review, or to begin practicing down from ten. Encourage your students to follow along with their fingers, and you can point to the numbers on the board as you count down.
  • Use this song to inspire imaginary play! We go through a few different steps during the song to get ready, putting on our space suits, helmets, and seatbelts. Act out the different steps using your imagination like we did with the gestures, or you can have your students play with props or costume elements to help bring the song to life.
  • If you’re watching the music video, you’ll see a couple of different examples of the characters experiencing zero-gravity. This is a great introduction to a bit of space science! See if your students know why they are floating, and you can explain a bit about gravity and how it is experienced on earth and in space!
  • We have a few different rocket ship craft ideas that you can try in the classroom to bring the song to life, like our Flying Rocket Ship Craft and our Great Big Moon Craft! Once your crafts are done, you can use them to act out the song, flying your rocket ship all the way to the moon!