Story Time

Construction & Trucks
Submitted by: Samantha Warhol, Northwest
Audience
• Toddler • Pre-school
Books
B is for Bulldozer by:June Sobel
As children watch for the course of a year, builders construct a rollercoaster using tools and materials that begin with each letter of the alphabet.
Building with Dad by:Carol Nevius
A father and his young child watch the construction of the new school, from the bulldozing of the earth and mixing of the concrete for the foundation to the hanging of the new sign.
Jack's House by:Karen Magnuson Beil
Cumulative text reveals who was really responsible for the house that Jack claims to have built, and all the trucks involved, from the bulldozer used to clear the land to the van that brought a hammock for the backyard.
Job Site by:Nathan Clement
The bulldozer, the excavator, the loader and other heavy machinery all have important tasks to accomplish at the job site: digging, lifting, carrying, dumping, moving, shaping.
Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop by:Lisa Shulman
A female Old MacDonald builds a farm in her workshop.
Dinosaur Dig by:Penny Dale
Dinosaurs from one to ten use construction equipment to dig, shovel, roll and scrape as they build a fun surprise.
Songs
Construction Worker Song
Tune: Mulberry Bush

This is the way we pound the nails, pound the nails, pound the neails, This is the way we pound the nails, so early in the morning.
This is the way we saw our wood.
This is the way we drill a hole.
This is the way we stack the bricks.
This is the way we paint the walls.
Construction Song
The backhoe scoops the dirt.
The backhoe scoops the dirt.
Hey-ho! Look at it go!
The backhoe scoops the dirt.

The dozer moves the dirt.
The loader dumps the dirt
The dump truck bumps away.
The cement mixer spins
The crane moves up and down.
Craft
Construction Hats: buy cheap yellow construction hats and have the kids decorate them with construction stickers. Also, lots of die-cut construction trucks to do crafts with.