Construction Site

This week’s featured books: Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

                                                    Roadwork by Sally Sutton

 

Song: 

Now this is the time for storytime, storytime, storytime.

This is the time for storytime.

I’m glad you are here, I’m so glad you are here.

 

Read: Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker; Publisher: Chronicle Books

 

Songs: Open Shut Them 

Open, shut them (Open both hands and then make a fist)
Open, shut them
Give a little clap, clap, clap. (Clap hands together)
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
lay them on your lap, lap, lap. (Pat hands in lap)
Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them (creep fingers from tummy up to mouth)
 Right up to your chinny, chin, chin.

Open wide your little mouth… but do not let them in. (Open mouth wide & hide hands behind back)

 

Song: A Little Mouse is Creeping

A little mouse is creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)
A little mouse is creeping
In the house... Shh… (Put index finger in front of mouth)
A little mouse is sleeping, sleeping, sleeping (Make sleeping motion)
A litter mouse is sleeping in the house. Shh…
An old grey cat comes creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)
An old grey cat comes creeping in the house
 And they both run away!!! (Pat hands on lap really fast.)

 

Read: Roadwork by Sally Sutton; Candlewick Press

 

SongShe’ll Be Driving a Bulldozer (Tune: She’ll be Coming ‘Round the Mountain)

She’ll be driving a bulldozer when she comes. Push it back! (Hold hands palm out and push out.)                                                                                                She’ll be driving a bulldozer when she comes. Push it back! (Hold hands palm out and push out
She’ll be driving a bulldozer,
She’ll be driving a bulldozer,
She’ll be driving a bulldozer, when she comes. Push it back! (Hold hands palm out and push out    

She’ll be driving a big digger when she comes. Scoop it up! (Make a scooping motion with hands.)                                                                                                          She’ll be driving a big digger when she comes. Scoop it up! (Make a scooping motion with hands.) She’ll be driving a big digger,
She’ll be driving a big digger,
She’ll be driving a big digger, when she comes. Scoop it up! Scoop it up! (Make scooping motion.)

Other verses:
She’ll be driving a big dump truck… Look out below! (Cup hands around mouth.)
She’ll be driving a cement mixer… Shake it up! (Shake your body.)
She’ll be driving a steamroller… Roll it flat! (Twirl arms around each other.)
She’ll be driving a street-sweeper… Clean it up! (Make sweeping motions with hands).

RhymeCranes
Cranes reach up (Reach up.)
 
Cranes reach down                              (Reach down.)
Cranes reach out and all around. (Reach straight out, then bring arms all around.)
 

SongDump 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.
 

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)
If you’re happy and you know and you really want to show it
 you’re happy and you know it, clap your hand. (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)
If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
 If you’re happy and you know it pat your head. (pat, pat)

(Continue with other actions: beep your nose, wiggle your ears, etc.)

Closing Song:

Now this is the end of storytime, storytime, storytime.
This is the end of storytime.
I’m glad you were here.
 I’m so glad you were here.