I Want to Go to the Moon



Hi!  Thanks for dropping by to try out some fun I Want to Go to the Moon activities. Scroll down to find links for listening to the song, and download the song sheets so you can play along. Print out colouring pages and fill them with colour. In Fact or Fiction? you'll see the toys, cars and artifacts from the past that went into the illustrations. Scroll further to play Spot the Difference between two versions of the book cover. Have fun! Leave a comment - I'd love to hear from you.
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Click here, then on the song title under Audio.


Play the song on your ukulele! Click here to go to printable song sheets.

You will arrive in a set of the song sheets. You have a choice of 2 versions of the song - each version is 3 pages long.  Moon Play-along is for playing along with the recording. The second version called Moon in C is much easier. It has 3 easy chords and is suitable for young children.
Click on your choice, then choose Actions, choose View all Sizes from the dropdown menu, then choose Original. Finally choose Download the Original Size of this photo. The page will download to your desktop and you can then print it out.

Colouring Pages - click here to go to printable colouring pages.

You will arrive in a set of colouring pages like the one pictured below.
Click on your choice, then choose Actions, choose View all Sizes from the dropdown menu, then choose Original. Finally choose Download the Original Size of this photo. The page will download to your desktop and you can then print it out.



Fact or Fiction

I Want to Go to the Moon was inspired by the life of American astronaut Neil Armstrong, but author
Tom Saunders reimagines Neil’s early life. The real events from Neil’s life that are maintained in the book are: his birth date, going to college, becoming a pilot and being the first man on the moon.  Much of the rest of the story is made up.


Researching the objects of the past

The objects in our lives change with the passing of time: from transportation, to fashion, technology, and social modes. Illustrators need to be able to research and draw everything in a story.

Neil was born in 1930. Can you find these objects from the past in the book?











Spot the Difference

There are 24 differences between these 2 versions of the cover. Can you find them? To see these pictures side by side click here - there are a selection of sizes to choose from above the images.





Who can resist a crossword puzzle?

Here it is! - the official "I Want to Go to the Moon" crossword. Some of the answers can be found in the book and some are general knowledge. Click here to download it. You will arrive in a set of colouring pages but it should be easy to find and click on the crossword puzzle page.
Then choose Actions, choose View all Sizes from the dropdown menu, then choose Original. Finally choose Download the Original Size of this photo. The page will download to your desktop and you can then print it out. Have fun with this brainteaser and let me know how you found it!