Construction!

The Plan

Books

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Dig, Dogs, Dig by James Horvath
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Roadwork by Sally Sutton
Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “If You Have a Red Truck”
If you have a red truck, a red truck,
If you have a red truck, bring it to the board!

Flannelboard: “Red Crane, Red Crane, What Do You See?”

Song: “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 screwdriver, drill a hole, stack the bricks, stir the paint, paint the walls)
Credit: Everything Preschool

Song: “Dump Truck” (Tune: Ten Little Indians)
Bumpity-bumpity comes the dump truck,
Bumpity-bumpity comes the dump truck,
Bumpity-bumpity comes the dump truck,
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuump out the load.
Credit: Pre-K

Craft

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This is the same exact craft that I used in Road Work Ahead. I had a lot of extras from the program and felt like it would be a waste to recycle them. For storytime though, I had teen volunteers cut out the pieces and pre-assemble the construction trucks so that my little kids could just color.

How It Went

Thursday morning
The kids were pretty restless this morning. The “Construction Worker” song went on for a very long time to get those wiggles out. And thankfully, Anna’s idea of using scarves to act out “Tip Tip Dig Dig” worked really well at getting their Construction!energy out!

Friday morning
My Friday group was on the quieter side so titles like “Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site” worked a lot better. They had a really good time with the “Red Crane, Red Crane, What Do You See?” flannelboard — tons of the kids knew the rhythm of the story and chanted along with me.

2 comments on “Construction!

  1. Lora
    October 29, 2014 at 9:28 am #

    I was just wondering what vehicles and colors you used for “Red Crane Red Crane What Do You See?”

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