The Planets


Family of the Sun: The Planets 

(on the music of Mickey Marleys Roundabout")

Spoken: Have you ever noticed in the sky, billions of stars in the dark, dark night?
The family of the Sun in our Milky Way, eight planets spinning night & day

Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars:
The first four planets amidst the stars.
Jupiter and Saturn, too,
Uranus and  Neptune are the last two.


Mercury’s the closest to the sun,
No water or air and not much fun.
Moving to Venus would be a big mistake,
Full of poisonous gases and lava lakes.

The Earth we know is the best of all,
with water and air on the big blue ball.
Mars is windy and full of dust,
Iron in the rocks give it the color of rust.


Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars:
The first four planets amidst the stars.
Jupiter and Saturn, too,
Uranus and  Neptune are the last two.


Jupiter’s huge and made of gas
With hurricane storms that never pass.
Saturn’s known for her many rings
made up of ice and rock and dusty things.

Uranus spins upon her side,
Neptune has winds that drive you wild.
Pluto’s a dwarf planet and furthest out,
So now that you know them, sing them, don’t shout.


Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars:
The first four planets amidst the stars.
Jupiter and Saturn, too,
Uranus and  Neptune are the last two.


Adapted from "The Planets", a song available on Foster Brown's Naturally: Children's Nature Songs (part of the Johannes Kepler Project). 
Pluto is not a planet anymore, it is now called a Dwarf Planet.

© 2010 OASES