Thursday, March 15, 2012

Theme Thursday: Construction Junction

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
4...3...2...1...no

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.

Supplies:
-white construction paper
-glue sticks
-crayons
-construction paper shapes (prepared beforehand)

Process:
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.

Time:
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!

My example
Jeremy was not as enthused
Izzy got really into it though

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