Construction Storytime

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Stanley the Builder by William Bee
The Little Dump Truck by Margery Cuyler
The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer

Flannelboard: Shape House
Before we started Stanley the Builder, we built our own house out of shapes.


Magnetic Rhyme: “Five Dump Trucks”
Five dump trucks on construction day,
The blue one dropped its load (insert sound effect),
And drove away.

Source: Original

imageDump truck pattern

Magnetic Rhyme: “Humpty Dumpty”

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses
And all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty
Together again.

imageSource: Kididdles

Action Rhyme: “London Bridges”

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady!

Source: Kididdles

This theme was a bit challenging to pull together.  It was the first time I presented a construction storytime.  All three books held the group’s attention.  Some of the parents spontaneously joined in reciting the rhymes in The Construction Crew.


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