January 8, 2018 | strande
Did you miss our Construction Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a mighty storytime you can do at home.
Told in rhyming text, Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane Truck, Dump Truck, and Cement Mixer will all need to work together as they tackle their biggest job yet--a massive building.
FIVE LITTLE NAILS (from Mel's Desk)
Five little nails, standing straight and steady (hold up five fingers)
Here I come with my hammer ready! (hold up your other hand with a pretend hammer)
Bam, bam, bam! That nail goes down. (hammer down one finger)
Now there’s just four nails to pound.
(count down until all the nails are hammered in)
Big machines and their drivers work together to build a.... what IS that they're building?
THE WHEELS ON THE TRUCK (Variation of The Wheels on the Bus)
The wheels on the truck go round and round, round and round, round and round
The wheels on the truck go round and round, all through the town.
The wipers on the truck… swish, swish, swish
The truck in reverse… beep, beep, beep
The dirt in the truck… up and down
The lights on the truck… blink, blink, blink
The wheels on the truck… round and round)
CONSTRUCTION WORKER SONG (from Pre-K Fun)
This is the way we saw the wood, saw the wood, saw the wood
This is the way we saw the wood, so early in the morning.
(Continue with climb the ladder, hammer the nails, stir the paint, paint the walls)
Other Songs and Stories to Enjoy
Introduces numbers and subtraction as the reader counts construction equipment from ten to one.
A counting book that leads readers through the day in the life of a construction worker building with bricks.
A mouse works his way through the alphabet as he folds the "F," measures the "M," and rolls the "R.".
The boss of a construction site gives instructions to his workers, and they carry them out with a bulldozer, an excavator, a loader, a dump truck, a compactor, a mixer, and a crane, until the job is done