story time

Transportation Story Time (2019)

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!

We tap and sing hello (tap knees) //
We stretch and sing hello (stretch arms up) //
We wave and sing hello (wave)
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: The Grand Old Duke of York

Song: Eeny Meeny Miny Mo
Eeny meeny miny mo,
Let me hear your hands go,
Clap, clap, clap-clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap-clap, clap!

Sounds so good, sounds so fine,
Let me hear it one more time!
Clap, clap, clap-clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap-clap, clap!

Feet go stomp // Tongue go click // Mouth go shhh
Source: Storytime Outloud

Book: A Train Goes Clickety-Clack by Jonathan London; illustrated by Denis Roche

a train goes clickety-clack

Rhyming book about trains and what they do. My group skewed a little younger today so I went with more toddler-oriented picks this time around …

Magnets/Vehicle Guessing Game
I have headlights and a steering wheel,
I take you near and far.
My horn says honk! And my engine says VROOM!
Hop in! I am a … CAR.

I pull my cars along the rails,
I chug through sun or rain.
My smokestack lets out a woo-woo!
Hop aboard! I am a … TRAIN.

I’ll take you soaring in the sky,
We’ll reach the clouds and soon!
I come in bright colors with a basket for you,
Hop in! I’m a … HOT AIR BALLOON.

I have two wheels and a handlebar,
And pedals you will like.
You can ride me down the road,
Hop on! I am a … BIKE.

I have wings and an engine that roars,
My comfy cabins contain …
Lots of seats where passengers sit.
Hop aboard! I am a … PLANE.

I have a great big cab and a loud horn,
And big wheels so I won’t get stuck.
A giant trailer to carry big loads,
Hop on! I am a … TRUCK.
Source: “Storytime Magic” by Kathy MacMillan and Christine Kirker

I found this idea and some of the rhyme on Sunflower Storytime but I had to borrow the book to get the whole thing. I printed out images on card stock and taped them on to magnets. As the kids guessed them I stuck them on our magnet board. Like I said above, my group skewed a little younger today so they needed a few more hints to guess the vehicles but they got most of them!

Book: Calling All Cars by Sue Fliess and Sarah Beise


Rhyming book about cars and all they do.

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Egg Shakers: Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Old Town School of Folk Music

Book: Amazing Airplanes by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker

amazing airplanes

Rhyming book about airplane travel and how planes work.

Song: The Wheels on the Bus

Song: Skinnamarink

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