Why have I never done a construction themed storytime before?! There are so many great books and ideas out there for one.
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
MOVEMENT: “Clap Your Hands” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*
The Little Dump Truck by Margery Cuyler
MOVEMENT: “Roll Your Hands” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Find Bruno’s Hammer
Taken from RovingFiddlehead KidLit
Bruno built so many toolboxes that he cannot remember in which one he put his favorite hammer. Can you help Bruno find his missing hammer? In what toolbox should we look first?”
After a color is chosen, say the following phrase before removing that color toolbox.
Bruno needs his hammer lots and lots.
Is it hiding in the (color) toolbox?
Repeat until the hammer is found.
MOVEMENT: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music
The Construcion Crew by Lynn Meltzer
MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass
MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS IDEAS:
Get to Work Trucks by Don Carter
Dinosaur Dig! by Penny Dale
Machines at Work by Byron Barton
Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia
Roadwork by Sally Sutton
One Big Building by Michael Dahl
“I’m Dirty” from I’m Dirty… And More Stories of Adventure and Science
HOW IT WENT:
A really fun theme! I think I need to make my toolboxes smaller for the flannelboard, because they are just too tempting for small hands at this size.
ATTENDANCE: 10 am: 31 people 11 am: 32 people
* For these songs, please see my Storytime Movements & Music page