Construction – Infant Storytime

Today we dug into some great construction stories!

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: The Grandfather Clock*


Machines at Work by Byron Barton

MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

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.

BOUNCE: “Smooth Road to London Town” from A Smooth Road to London Town: Songs from the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program by Kathy Reid-Naiman


Tip Tip Dig Dig
by Emma Garcia

TICKLE: Slowly Slowly Very Slowly Goes the Little Snail*

SONG & MOVEMENT: “Babies Little Self” from the album Here I Am! by Caspar Babypants

Little Bo Peep
Little Bo Peep Flannelboard 1 Little Bo Peep Flannelboard 2
Template and Rhyme from Mother Goose’s Playhouse by Judy Sierra

MOVEMENT: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 3 from Walt Disney

MOVEMENT: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*


Get to Work Trucks by Don Carter
Trucks by Debbie Powell

Why have I never done a construction storytime before?  There are so many good books and activities on this topic.  Must do it again soon.
Most things went pretty well at this storytime, but Machines at Work might have been a little long for this group.  Also, the flannelboard didn’t work quite as well as I envisioned it.  The kids all wanted to come and pull the things off the flannelboard, and I kept hiding the hammer in the lower toolboxes.  It took a couple tries to realize that I really should hide it up higher in the area where little hands cannot grab it.

ATTENDANCE: 39 people

* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music

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