I just put out a new discovery kit in my library that includes play tools and blocks for kids to explore. It inspired me to create a similar storytime: Construction.
Books of the Day:
Billions of Bricks: A Counting Book About Building by Kurt Cyrus
B Is for Bulldozer: A Construction ABC by June Sobel
Construction by Sally Sutton
Songs and Actions of the Day:
Tune: This Old Man
Welcome to our storytime,
with lots of books
And fun for me and you
We will sing and dance too!
After we sing this for a verse we add other actions to the song (…clap your hands for storytime, clap your hands for storytime…) I end with …shhh be quiet for storytime…
Recorded Song: Laurie Berkner’s These Are My Glasses
The kids just love this song, and I love seeing all of them staring back at me wearing their “glasses.”
Construction Worker Song
This is the way we pound our nails,
pound our nails, pound our nails
This is the way we pound our nails, so early in the morning
Saw the wood
Turn the screw
Stack the bricks
Paint the walls
Stir the paint
I have props for each of these actions!
Scoop and Dump
(tune to “Mary had a little lamb”) and with the sign for TRUCK
Scoop! Goes the TRUCK in the dirt, in the dirt, in the dirt,
Scoop! Goes the TRUCK in the dirt, scoop up all the dirt!
Reach! Goes the TRUCK into the sky, to the sky, to the sky,
Reach! Goes the TRUCK into the sky, holding up the dirt!
Fast! Goes the TRUCK on the road, on the road, on the road,
Fast! Goes the TRUCK on the road, carrying the dirt!
Dump! Goes the TRUCK into the hole, to the hole, to the hole,
Dump! Goes the TRUCK into the hold, filling it with dirt!
Credit: Miss Meg’s Storytime
Note: I used the image of the below truck, cut out the truck and the dirt into separate pieces and made them usable for my felt board.
Diggers, Whopping Diggers! The free version has a limited number of features, but enough for a few minutes of digger fun during storytime.
Letter of the Day: C
The letter of the day last week was also C (for crocodile). Let’s see how many kids remember!
Craft of the Day
No craft today. Instead, I am going to pull out some blocks, Duplos, and other toys for play. Toddler STEM at its best!
Literacy Tip of the Day: Play!
Play is important in early learning. Engaging in building activities with your children at home (blocks, Legos, tool sets, etc.) is the perfect way to get those little brains going!