I am changing up how I do my storytime summaries for this summer. As of right now, I am repeating this storytime two to three times a week. Rather than bore y’all with the details of each individual session, I’m going to write down the plan, and then let you know how it went with each group.

The Plan


Boats by Patricia Hubbell
Construction Countdown by K.C. Olson
Freight Train by Donald Crews
I Love Trucks! by Philemon Sturges
Toot Toot Beep Beep by Emma Garcia

Extension Activities

Action Rhyme: “The Airplane”
The airplane has great big wins (arms outstretched)
Its propeller spins around and sings (spin one arm)
The airplane goes up (lift arms)
The airplane does down (lower arms)
The airplane flies high (arms outstretched, spin)
Over the town! (fly around)
Credit: Preschool Rainbow

Song: “Down By the Station”
Down the station
Early in the morning
See the little pufferbellies
All in a row
See the station master
Turn his little handle
Puff, puff, toot, toot!
Off we go!
Credit: Childhood

Action Rhyme: “Driving Round In My Car”
Driving round in my little red car
Driving round in my little red car
Driving round in my little red car
Zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom
(Go through different colors)
Credit: Childhood

Action Rhyme: “Hurry, Hurry Drive the Fire Truck”
Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck
Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck
Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding
(More: turn the corner, climb the ladder, spray the water, back to the station)
Credit: Childhood

Flannelboard: Seals on the Bus


How It Went

Thursday morning
My regular group of storytime kids had a great time during this storytime theme. I still have a majority of little boys instead of little girls, and they LOVE anything having to do with wheels or things that go. The book that I thought went the best in this group was “I Love Trucks.” A lot of them recognized it from truck storytime a few weeks back and they were excited to see it again!

Friday morning
My daycare group has changed for the summer. I only have about half of the kids (10-15) from my school year group, but I also have some home daycares stopping by. I had several other books pulled in case of a massive change in age range, but I wound up following pretty much the exact same routine as my regular storytime. My daycare kids love participation stories, so the best book for them was “Construction Countdown.”

Our airplane craft was hugely successful and resulting in tons of kids running around the room, zooming with their planes around.

7 Comments on “Transportation!”

  1. Abby
    July 13, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    Beep beep!

    • Katie
      July 18, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

      Toot toot!

  2. Danielle
    July 14, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    Sounds like fun! And I like the new summary format!

    • Katie
      July 18, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

      Thanks! It seemed easier than re-hashing the same plan two or three days in a row!

  3. Sarah H.
    July 25, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    I like how you are documenting it! At the new job, I am doing the same storytime 3-4 times per week so this layout is much better for that. Mind if I steal it? ;)

    • Katie
      July 26, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

      You need to write up posts about your new storytimes! (Also, please steal the format — it’s not terribly original, but it gets the job done.)


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