Construction Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign language: hammer

Book: Construction by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Lovelock (spoiler alert: they build a library!)


Fingerplay: “Five Little Nails”
Five little nails, standing straight and steady
Here I come with my hammer ready!
Bam, bam, bam! That nail goes down.
Now there are just four nails to pound.
(count down)
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Song: The wheels on the truck go round and round (roll hands)
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the truck go round and round
All through the town

The shovel on the truck goes dig dig dig
The horn on the truck goes honk honk honk

Book: Diggers by Aaron Frisch


Song: “Construction Worker Song”
This is the way we pound our nails, pound our nails, pound our nails
This is the way we pound our nails, so early in the morning
(saw the wood, stack the bricks, stir the paint, paint the walls)
(Credit: Pre-K Fun)

Book: The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer, illustrated by Carrie Eko-Burgess
construction crew

Since we were without an ipod this week, we sang the following songs together:
“Itsy Bitsy Spider”
“ABC Song”
“Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”
“Icky Sticky Bubble Gum”

Closing rhyme

Craft: Construction vehicles matching game – cut apart and put in ziplocs so participants could play right away and/or take them along with them