This program is super fun and totally different from what I've done before. I've pieced together a very obvious "Friendship/citizenship" program together under the guise of a "space invaders" theme. There's only one song that actually talks about space and all the others are about being thankful, passing on the goodness, and showing kindness towards one another (whether the "one another" is from this planet or not). I took a few Music K-8 songs and a few songs from another program I like and put them together and wrote my own script. Lots of fun and perfect for these kids at this school. I'm excited to see how it turns out!
Here's the bulletin board that I put up to advertise. The background is a blue piece of fabric that I've probably used 8-9 times in the last three years. The little planets and stars are all die-cuts that I bought on clearance at Target at the end of Back to School sales. The spaceship itself was a little more fun to create. I bound together a few foam core boards as a base and then stapled and glued the light blue butcher paper to it. The orange on top of the blue actually hides a string of twinkle lights that I had lying around which means that the spacecraft lights up with hidden lights underneath. I plan to plug in and light up this space ship for Family Advocacy/Parent-Teacher day in a week or so. The finished space ship hangs from some twine and hidden 3m hooks that I attached to the wall right above the bulletin board. This means that the flying saucer actually sits out from the wall, giving this a bit of a 3d effect. The alien I taped above and then I hung some colored streamers underneath. The fonts all came for FREE from dafont.com and though you can't really tell, one of the fonts is supposed to look like the font from Star Wars. ;)
The countdown rocket ship was a last minute idea that turned out to be awesome. I always try and include some sort of countdown so that kids can keep it in their head and so that they can see the concert approaching. T-minus time was a happy coincidence since I had planned to have some sort of countdown anyway. At the last second I thought about pasting the countdown onto a rocket and the "t-minus" language came naturally. Fun!