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Share a Story: Construction Storytime


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.

From Storytime

Mighty, mighty construction site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

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)


Construction by Sally Sutton

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.

     (Continue with:

     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)



     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)

Also available in: e-music

We bounced the parachute to "Mouse in My Toolbox" which is a fun dance song as well.

Other Songs and Stories to Enjoy

Introduces numbers and subtraction as the reader counts construction equipment from ten to one.

Also available in: e-audiobook

When Pete the cat discovers that the school playground is in poor condition, he designs a new one and gets a construction crew to build it, but even when things go wrong he comes up with a solution.

Billions of bricks by Kurt Cyrus

A counting book that leads readers through the day in the life of a construction worker building with bricks.

Alphabet under construction by Denise Fleming

A mouse works his way through the alphabet as he folds the "F," measures the "M," and rolls the "R.".

Job site by 1966- Nathan Clement

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