Construction – Toddler Storytime

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

“Changes, Changes” from Chicka Chicka Boom Boom …and Lots More Learning Fun!

MOVEMENT:  Storytime’s Over*


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

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

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