Most of my little boys are into construction right now in a big way. This was one of the most challenging themed story times I've done, just because I wanted to get everything exactly right and not disappoint any of them.
Song: Good Morning Dear Earth
Song: Clap and Say Hello
Flannel: Little Mouse, Little Mouse
Book: Building a House by Byron Barton
Poem: Big, Big, Big
Fingerplay: 5 Little Nails
5 little nails, standing straight and steady
Here I come with my hammer all ready
Bam! Bam! Bam! One nail goes down
Now there's 4 little nails left to pound
Book: Who Made This Cake? by Chihiro Nakagawa
Song: Shake Your Sillies Out
Book:Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Song: Turn Around from Getting to know Myself
Make and Take Craft: Build a Building.
-white construction paper
-construction paper shapes (prepared beforehand)
Before story time I cut a bunch of construction paper shapes in a bunch of different colors. Squares, half-circles, triangles and rectangles. I introduced the craft during story time and then when the kids were sitting around the table distributed the big, white pieces of paper and spread the shapes and glue out on the table.
Prep took about 10 minutes, from conception of the craft to finalizing all the shapes. The kids spent a little bit longer and (as you can see below) some really got into it, while others did not. Some even asked for a second piece of white paper, or turned their first one over to create another skyline!
|Jeremy was not as enthused|
|Izzy got really into it though|