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Building/Carpenter
Submitted by: Liz Pujol, Galena Park
Audience
• Toddler • Pre-school
Books
Froggy Builds a Tree House by:Jonathan London
Froggy and his friends build a tree house where girls are not allowed. Frogalina finds a clever way into the tree house, in the end the more the merrier.
Riki’s Birdhouse by:Monica Wellington
Riki builds a birdhouse for the birds that he loves to watch, feed and listen to in his garden.
Albert’s Alphabet by:Leslie Tryon
Albert builds an alphabet playground for his school.
Tap, Tap, Bang Bang by:Emma Garcia
Different tools will work together to create something. Children love making the sounds the tools make.
Old MacDonald had a Woodshop by:Lisa Schulman
Lamb MacDonald has a woodshop and in that shop she has a chisel, hammer, saw and drill. One by one, all the animals on the farm come to help her build something.
Songs
A house for Me
The carpenter's hammer goes rap, rap, rap; (make a fist of one hand and pound in the palm of the other)
And his saw goes see, saw, see; (Move arm in sawing motion.)
He hammers and hammers, (hammer)
And saws and saws, (saw)
and builds a house for me. (Draw outline of a house in the air.)
http://wiki.kcls.org/tellmeastory/index.php/A_House_for_me
This is the Way We Build a House
Tune: “Mulberry Bush”
This is the way we build a house,
Build a house, build a house.
This is the way we build a house,
So early in the morning.
This is the way we hammer the nails,
Hammer the nails, hammer the nails.
This is the way we hammer the nails,
So early in the morning.
This is the way, we saw the wood,
Saw the wood, saw the wood.
This is the way we saw the wood,
So early in the morning.
http://www.preschoolexpress.com/theme-station08/building-jun-jul08.shtml
Johnny’s Hammer
Johnny pounds with 1 hammer, 1 hammer, 1 hammer.
Johnny pounds with 1 hammer, all day long.

Johnny pounds with 2 hammers, 2 hammers, 2 hammers,
Johnny pounds with 2 hammers, all day long.

Johnny pounds with 3 hammers, 3 hammers, 3 hammers,
Johnny pounds with 3 hammers, all day long.

Johnny pounds with 4 hammers, 4 hammers, 4 hammers,
Johnny pounds with 4 hammers, all day long.

Johnny pounds with 5 hammers, 5 hammers, 5 hammers,
Johnny pounds with 5 hammers, all day long.

Johnny now is so tired, so tired, so tired.
Johnny now is so tired all day long.

Johnny goes to sleep now, sleep now, sleep now.
Johnny goes to sleep now, all night long.
http://wiki.kcls.org/tellmeastory/index.php/Johnny%27s_Hammer
Craft
Have different cut out shapes and let the children build something with them. Then they can glue them on construction and decorate it.
Other
Let children play with building blocks