Week 5 of Summer Reading includes building, digging, trucks, and construction!
SRP PROGRAM: PRESCHOOL
OPENING SONG: Shakin’ Everywhere by Jim Gill from the album Irrational Anthem & More Salutes to Nonsense
BOOK 1: Tip Tip, Dig Dig by Emma Garcia
I blew up pictures of each truck and laminated them so that I could use them on the flannel/magnet board. Before reading the book I showed them each truck and asked what it did, the sounds it made, and what color is was. Then I passed out shaker eggs so we could make some noise while reading! We shook our eggs when we read the parts, “tap, tap”, “dig, dig”, “mix, mix”, etc. It sounded like one big construction site!
BOOK 2: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
by Sherri Duskey Rinker
BOOK 3: Smash! Crash! (Jon Scieszka’s Trucktown) by Jon Scieszka
Great illustrations! It’s also very fun for the group to yell “Smash, Crash!”
FLANNEL ACTIVITY: Dump Trucks
Dump trucks, dump trucks, Cleaning up the town.
Do you see any garbage lying around?
Pick up the trash and match it to a truck, Soon the whole town will be all cleaned up!
* I ripped up scrap pieces of colored construction paper (yellow, purple, orange) and threw them all around the room. We sang the phrase 3 different times, each time referring to a new color dump truck. After each verse they had to run around and pick up the right color trash! They loved doing this! Trucks available at clker.
Credit: Miss Sarah Storytime
CRAFT: Tool Belts
These were so much fun- the kids loved making their own tool belts 🙂 Cut out a hammer, saw, and wrench for each belt. Then cut strips of black construction paper (mine were about 3 inches thick) to make the belt. Very fun and easy!
Tools can be found here: Kiboomu Kids Craft
Credit: Kiboomu Kids Craft