Construction Preschool Storytime

construction preschool

Opening Song
I wiggle my fingers. I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my ears. I wiggle my nose.
I wiggle my shoulders. I wiggle my chin.
I stretch my arms wide and pull them back in.
I wiggle my elbows. I wiggle my knees.
I hop like a bunny. I smile and say, “Cheese!”
Now I have no more wiggles left in me
And I sit on the floor as still as can be.
Source: Storytime with Jason

Book – Go! Go! Go! Stop! by Charise Mericle Harper

Green Means Go
Red means stop. Green means go.
Yellow means be careful. You better go slow.
I look both ways when I cross the street.
I use my head to guide my feet.
Source: variation of this one from King County Library System

Cranes
Cranes reach up,
Cranes reach down,
Cranes reach out,
And all around.
Source: Jbrary

Five Little Nails
Five little nails, standing straight and steady
(hold out hand with five fingers standing straight)
Here I come with my hammer ready! (other hand makes a fist)
Bam, bam, bam! That nail goes down. (hammer one finger down)
Now there’s just four nails to pound.
Count down until all fingers down
Source: Mel’s Desk

Book – The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer

Song – “Hammer Ring” by Hullabaloo

Johnny Hammers with One Hammer
Johnny hammers one hammer,
One hammer, one hammer. (pat hand on leg)
Johnny hammers with one hammer
All day long.
Repeat with two hands for two hammers, use feet for three and four hammers.
Source: King County Library System

Book – Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Sleeping Bunnies
See the little bunnies sleeping
‘Til it’s nearly noon?
Shall we wake them with a merry tune?
Oh, so still. Are they ill?
Wake up little bunnies!
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop
Hop little bunnies, hop, hop, hop
Hop little bunnies ‘til I say stop
Source: Mr. Russ (I’ve seen this in a lot of libraries, but I love this guy’s extra verses!)

Dump Truck
Bumpity-bumpity comes the dump truck,
Bumpity-bumpity comes the dump truck,
Bumpity-bumpity comes the dump truck,
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuump out the load
Source: Storytime Katie

Good-bye
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as high as we can
Good-bye! (in high, squeaky voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as low as we can
Good-bye! (in a deep voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as fast as we can
Good-bye! (very quick)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as slow as we can
Good-bye! (very slowly and drawn out)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as quiet as we can
Good-bye! (in a whisper)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as loud as we can
GOOD-BYE! (yelling)
Source: Jbrary

Early literacy tip: Building with blocks or Legos develops a child’s early math, science, and spatial reasoning skills. Let the construction and demolition begin!

 

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