Monday, July 13, 2015

Construction Storytime

Storytime for 1 to 3 year olds:
  • Opening - Skinnamarink, Sticky Sticky Bubblegum

  • Stand-up Activity – I'm a Little Dump Truck (action song written by Carol Hopkins to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot")
I'm a little dump truck, watch me go
Here is my hopper
Here is my cab
When I get all filled up, to the work site I go
Just tip me over and dump the rocks out

  • Bridge - Open, Shut Them (fingerplay)
Open, shut them
(open and close hands)
Open, shut them
Give a little clap (clap)
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Put them in your lap
(put hands in lap)

Creep them, creep them
Under your chin
(creep fingers up chest)
Open your mouth, but don't put them in
(do as words say)

Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Give a little clap
Open shut them
Open shut them
Put them in your lap 

  • Flannelboard - All Around the Construction Site (to the tune of "Pop Goes the Weasel" adapted by Carol Hopkins)
All around the construction site
I see lots of busy trucks
Here's one coming down the street
Hey, it's a dump truck!
(repeat with other construction trucks)

  • Activity – Cranes Reach (action chant written by Carol Hopkins)
Cranes reach up high
(reach high)
Cranes reach down low
(touch ground)
Cranes reach really, really far picking up their load.
(stretch arms out)

Cranes turn to the right
(with arms out, turn to the right)
Cranes turn to the left
(with arms out, turn to the left)
Cranes reach up really, really high dropping off their load.
(reach high)

  • Closing - Rhythm sticks using the song "Goin' On a Bear Hunt" from Kids In Action by Greg and Steve 

  • Art Experience – Use a paintbrush to paint on a picture of a crane truck

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