Construction Story time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: The Mixed-Up Truck by Stephen Savage

The Mixed-Up Truck by Stephen Savage

Song:

I’m in the Mood for Singing – Raffi: Rise And Shine (played on ukulele)
G
I’m in the mood for singing
                                   D
Hey, how about you?

I’m in the mood for singing
                                   G
Hey, how about you?

I’m in the mood for singing
C
Singing along with you
G
Hey, hey, what do you say
D                                     G
I’m in the mood for that today
C                   G
Hey, hey, what do you say
D                                    G
I’m in the mood for that.

(reading, singing, clapping, building)

 

Book: Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz

Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz, book cover

Flannel: Hannah’s Hammer

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Book: Dalmatian in a Digger by Rebecca Elliott

Dalmatian in a Digger by Rebecca Elliott, book cover

Song: “Clap Your Hands” by Pete Seeger: American Folk, Game, and Activity Songs for Children

Book: The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer

The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer, book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Construction hat faces

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Construction Story Time – Baby

Opening Song

Sign Language: Truck (big flat steering wheel)

Book: Roadwork by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Lovelock

Roadwork book cover

Song: Ants go marching

Rhyme: Great A, little a
Bouncing B,
The cat’s in the cupboard,
But she can’t see me.

Book: Machines at Work by Byron Barton

machines at work

Song: Let’s Tap our Feet Together (Tune: “The More We Get Together”)
Let’s tap our feet together, together, together,
Let’s tap our feet together, because it’s fun to do.
Let’s clap our hands….
Let’s touch our nose…
Let’s touch our ears…

Song: “Little Red Wagon” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Wiggleworms Love You

Rhyme: Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel
My little baby deserves a tickle! (tickle baby)
One for her nose, and one for her toes
And one for her tummy where the hot dog goes!

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: Everything Preschool

Book (Choral): Tip, Tip, Dig, Dig by Emma Garcia

tip tip dig dig

Song (shaky eggs): “Butterfly Driving a Truck” – Caspar Babypants: Sing Along!

Closing Rhyme

Tool Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sing Language: Hammer

Book: Tap, Tap, Bang, Bang by Emma Garcia

tap tap bang bang

Song: “Can’t Wait to Celebrate”- Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Album

Book: Construction Kitties by Judy Sue Godwin Sturges, illustrated by Shari Halpern

construction kitties

Flannel: “Johnny Had One Hammer”

Song: “Building a House”
I’m going to build a little house, (Form arch overhead)
With windows big and bright. (Circles around eyes)
With chimney tall and curling smoke drifting out of sight. (Stretch up arms, make drifting motion)
In winter when the snowflakes fall, (Flutter hands down)
Or when I hear a storm, (Cup hand to ear)
I’ll go inside my little house, (Crouch down)
And I’ll be safe and warm. (Hug self or child)

Book: Whose Tools Are These? by Sharon Katz Cooper, illustrated by Amy Bailey Muehlenhardt

whose tools are these

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: Everything Preschool)

Book: Raise the Roof! by Anastasia Suen, illustrated by Elwood H. Smith

raise the roof

Rhyme: “Five Little Nails”
Five little nails, standing strong and steady
Here I come, with my hammer ready
BAM – BAM – BAM!  The nail goes down
Now, there are FOUR more nails to pound
(count down until none are left)
(Source: Storytime Source Page)

Book: I Love Tools by Philemon Sturges

i love tools

Song: “Can You Clap Your Hands” — Sue Schnitzer: Wiggle and Whirl, Clap and Nap

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

tool box story time craft

Construction Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign language: hammer

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

construction

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

diggers

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”
“Bingo”
“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

 

 

Construction Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: Tip, Tip, Dig, Dig by Emma Garcia

tip tip dig dig

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: Everything Preschool)

Rhyme: One arm goes up, one arm goes down, one arm goes up and down.
Two arms go up…
One leg goes up…
Two legs go up…

(Credit: Pierce County Library)

Song: “Little Red Wagon” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Wiggleworms Love You

wiggleworms love you

Book: Dig! Lift! Push! by Parachute Press

dig lift push

Rhyme: Round and round the garden (draw circle on back or hand)
The little bunny goes
Hippity-hop, hippity-hop (bounch fingers up arm)
I’m gonna get your nose! (tickle nose)

Rhyme: The little clock goes tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock (swing baby side to side)The big clock goes ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong (swing back front to back)

Book (choral reading): Machines at Work by Byron Barton

machines at work

Song (with shaky eggs): “Shaky, Shaky” – The Wiggles: Yummy, Yummy

Closing rhyme

 

 

 

Construction Story Time- Toddler

Opening Song

Book: Dinosaur Dig by Penny Dale

dionsaur dig

Song: “If You’re Happy and You Know it, Start Your Truck”- Tonka DJ: Dig it Sandbox Tunes

Book: Roadwork by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Lovelock

roadwork

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Song: Scoop and Dump (sung to “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)
Scoop! Goes the TRUCK in the dirt, in the dirt, in the dirt
Scoop! Goes the TRUCK in the dirt, scoop up all the dirt!

Reach! Goes the TRUCK into the sky, to the sky, to the sky
Reach! Goes the TRUCK into the sky, holding up the dirt.

Fast! Goes the TRUCK on the road, on the road, on the road.
Fast! Goes the TRUCK on the road, carrying the dirt.

Dump! Goes the TRUCK into the hole, into the hole, into the hole
Dump! Goes the TRUCK into the hole, filling it with dirt.

Book: Hush Little Digger by Ellen Olson-Brown, illustrated by Lee White

hush little digger

Song: “Five Big Dumptrucks” – Wee Sing in the Car

Flannel Activity: Johnny Had One Hammer

johnny's hammer flannel

Johnny had one hammer, one hammer, one hammer, Johnny had one hammer then he had 2.
Johnny had 2 hammers, 2 hammers, 2 hammers, Johnny had 2 hammers then he had 3.
Johnny had 3 hammers, 3 hammers, 3 hammers, Johnny had 3 hammers then he had 4.
Johnny had 5 hammers, 5 hammers, 5 hammers, Johnny had 5 hammers, then he was done!

(credit: perpetual preschool and Miss Meg’s Storytime)

Closing Song

Craft: Movable dump truck coloring sheets

construction

*this story time was also blogged about at Miss Meg’s Storytime*

 

 

Construction Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: What Can a Crane Pick Up? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illustrated by Mike Lowery

what can a crane pick up

Book: Roadwork by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Lovelock

roadwork

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: Everything Preschool)

Song: “Jumping and Counting” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s irrational anthem and more salutes to nonsense

Movie: Goodnight, goodnight, construction site

goodnightconstruction

Craft: Construction vehicle die-cuts and brown paint on construction paper