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Storytime: Construction

Books

“Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site” by Sherri Duskey Rinker
“Construction Kitties” by Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges
“One Big Building” by Michael Dahl

Five Little Nails
(you can just say this rhyme or sing it to the tune of “This Old Man”)

Five little nails, standing straight and steady (hold up 5 fingers)
Here I come with my hammer ready (make fist with other hand)
With a bam, bam, bam (tap fist to a finger)
That nail goes down (lower finger)
Now there’s just four little nails to pound

(count down)

Johnny Works with One Hammer
Johnny works with one hammer, one hammer, one hammer (tap fist on thigh or floor)
Johnny works with one hammer
Now he works with two (hold up both fists)
Johnny works with two hammers, two hammers, two hammers (tap both fists)
Johnny works with two hammers
Now he works with three (hold up both fists and kick out leg)
Johnny works with three hammers, three hammers, three hammers (tap fists and foot)
Johnny works with three hammers
Now he works with four (hold up both fists and kick out both legs)
Johnny works with four hammers, four hammers, four hammers (tap fists and feet)
Johnny works with four hammers
Now he works with five (hold up both fists, kick out both legs and nod head)
Johnny works with five hammers, five hammers, five hammers (tap fists, feet and nod head)
Johnny works with five hammers
And now he takes a rest!

Old MacDonald Has Some tools

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Old MacDonald has some tools, e-i-e-i-o
And with those tools he has a hammer, e-i-e-i-o
With a bang, bang here and a bang, bang there
Here a bang, there a bang, everywhere a bang, bang
Old MacDonald has some tools, e-i-e-i-o

(repeat with)
Saw – see saw
Wrench – turn turn
Screwdriver – twist twist
Pliers – pinch pinch
Drill – zzz zzz

Craft


For this craft children colored pre-cut out construction vehicles and glued them to a piece of construction paper. Next they put glue where they wanted their dirt/sand to go. Then we put their paper into a tin, poured a cup of dirt/sand over it and shook out the extra. Some of the children went back and forth adding glue and more dirt/sand because they enjoyed it so much!

How It Went:

I have done a construction theme in the past and wasn’t the biggest fan of it. This time the storytime was a hit! Their favorite song was definitely “Johnny Works with One Hammer,” even the parents got into it and the favorite book was “Construction Kitties.” I thought the families would enjoy the Old MacDonald song but that didn’t go over well (maybe because it was the last song I sang and they were starting to get antsy), I ended up cutting the song short. This was also the favorite craft we have done so far, it’s very simple to set up and the kids loved! I even had parents tell me that they plan on recreating it at home.

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Storytime: Transportation

 

Drive, Drive, Drive Your Car (Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
Drive, drive, drive your car (steering wheel motion)
All around the town
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Up the hills and down

Turn, turn, turn the key (twist wrist)
Make the engine roar
VROOOOM
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Let’s go to the store

Press, press, press the pedal (push foot down)
Give the engine gas
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Now we’re going fast

Turn, turn, turn the wheel (steering motion)
That is how we steer
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Make a turn right here (lean to the side)

Where Are Trucks (Tune: Where is Thumbkin)
Where is pick-up truck? Where is pick-up truck? (hide thumbs behind back)
Here I am. Here I am. (bring thumbs out front)
How are you today sir? Very well, I thank you. (wiggle thumbs)
Drive away. Drive away. (hide thumbs behind back)
(repeat with other types of vehicles)
Source: Storytime Katie

Five Yellow Buses (Flannel Board)

fullsizerender-6Five yellow buses (hold up fingers)
Around the town they zoom
One makes a stop
And others go vroom
(count down)
Source: Miss Jaime’s Library Journeys

Wheels on the Bus

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Storytime: Transportation

Who is Driving by Leo Timmers

Sheep Blast Off! by Nancy Sha

The Little Dump Truck by Margery Cuyler

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hurry, Hurry, Drive the Fire Truck

Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck (steer wheel)

Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck

Hurry, hurry drive the fire truck

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding (ring bell)

…turn the corner (lean to the side)

…climb the ladder (climbing motion)

…spray the water (hold hose)

Slowly, slowly, back to the station (lean side to side)

Slowly, slowly, back to the station

Slowly, slowly, back to the station

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding (ring bell)

Sailboats in the Water (Tune: Do You Know the Muffin Man)

I gave each child a felt sailboat and had them put in on the flannelboard when their color was called

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If you have a red sailboat, a red sailboat, a red sailboat

If you have a red sailboat, put in the water!

(repeat with different colors)

The Wheels on the Bus

Zoom Zoom Zoom

We sang this song at least 3 times, it was a huge hit!

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!!

Source: Jbrary

Craft

Transportation

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