Zoom Zoom Zoom
This is a fun song which your child will love for years to come. It’s amazing to see how after only a couple of
weeks, many babies and children in my classes come to totally anticipate the blast off. I must say, it is a favourite of many children. I’ve used it to help calm children down when they are crying, to get their attention when I need to tell them something, and of course, to bond and have fun with them. There are some actions to this song: For the “Zoom zoom zoom…” part, glide your palms together, back and forth. When you get to “If you want to take a trip…” you can either climb your fingers up your other arm or climb your fingers up your child. When you get to verse two “Far far far…” you can either do the same as the “Zoom, zoom, zoom” or you can take your pointer fingers and slide them together, pointing up towards the sky, as this is the ASL sign for “star”. Don’t point your fingers towards the ground… that is the sign for “socks”! For “Up and down…” point up, then down, then move hands “all around” in a circle. “I’ll show you where the stars are found…” do the ASL sign for stars. For the third verse, “Fun, fun, fun…” make the same motion as “Zoom, zoom, zoom…”. For the “Zooming past the moon and stars…” part, move one hand around like it’s a rocket ship.
This song also serves as a great diaper changing song as well. Especially for those babies who are into rolling over while you’re trying to change them! Sing the song to them while they are lying down, and move their legs back and forth to the song for the first three lines. When you get to the blast off you can lift their legs and slide their dirty diaper out from underneath them. Give them a wipe down during the second verse of the song and when you get to the blast off part, slide a fresh diaper underneath their bottom. Move their legs back and forth again during the last verse of the song and when you get to the blast off, lift them up.
Below the lyrics is the recording. I realize that I sing this song slightly different than others, but this is the way I learned it over 14 years ago 🙂
Zoom Zoom Zoom Zoom, zoom, zoom, we're going to the moon. Zoom, zoom, zoom, we're going to the moon. If you want to take a trip, Climb aboard my rocket ship. Zoom, zoom, zoom, we're going to the moon. In 5-4-3-2-1... Blast off! Far, far, far we're going to the stars. Far, far, far we're going to the stars. Up and down and all around, I'll show you where the stars are found. Far, far, far we're going to the stars. In 5-4-3-2-1... Blast off! Fun, fun, fun we're going to the sun. Fun, fun, fun we're going to the sun. Zooming past the moon and stars, We might even get to Mars. Fun, fun, fun we're going to the sun. In 5-4-3-2-1... Blast off!