Friday, September 12, 2008

Storytime About Tools for Cooking, Painting and Building


Todder Read Alouds
Building A House by Byron Barton
Construction Countdown by J. C. Olson
Dig It by Kate Riggs
Digger Man by Andrea Zimmerman
Hush Little Digger by Ellen Olsen-Brown
I Am A Backhoe by Anna Grossnickle Hines - great actions to combine with the text
Machines At Work by Byron Barton
Max Paints the House by Ken Wilson-Max
Meeow and the Pots and Pans by Sebastien Braun
Minverva Louise and the Red Truck by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Mucky Duck by Sally Grindley
My House by Bryon Baron (2016)
Pots and Pans by Anne Rockwell
Roadwork by Sally Sutton
Toolbox by Anna and Harlow Rockwell
Time to Build by Kate Riggs (2016)
Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia

Preschool Read Alouds
Bam Bam Bam by Eve Mirriam
Best Mouse Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer
Dazzling Diggers by Tony Mitton
Dinosaur Dig!  by Penny Dale ~ very interactive 
Happy Man and His Dump Truck by Miryam
Jack's House by Karen Magnuson Beil
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
I Love Tools! by Philemon Sturges
I'm A Truck Driver by Jonathan London
Job Site by Nathan Clement
Magic Toolbox by Mie Araki
Mr. Panda's Painting by Anne Rockwell
My Pop Pop and Me by Irene Smalls (cooking tools)
Old  McDonald Drives A Tractor by Don Carter
Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop by Lisa Shulman
One Big Building by Michael Dahl
Raise the Roof by Anastasia Suen
Ruby and Leonard and the Great Big Surprise by Judith Rossell
Toolbox Twins by Lola Schaefer
Tools by Taro Miura
Who Made This Cake? by Chihiro Nakagawa
Who Uses This? by Margaret Miller

Kindergarten Read Alouds
Albert's Alphabet by Leslie Tryon
Big Rig Bugs by Kurt Cyrus
Bruno the Carpenter by Lars Klinting
From Here to There by Nancy Skuletety
House in the Meadow by Shutta Crum
Lily Brown's Paintings by Angela Johnson
Lot At the End of My Block by Kevin Lewis
McFig and McFly by Henrik Drescher
Monsters On Machines by Deb Lund
Story Country Here We Come by Derek Anderson
This is the House That Jack Built by Simms Taback
Three Little Rigs by David Gordon
Thump, Quack, Moo by Doreen Cronin
Turtle and Snake Fix It by Kate Spohn
Wendel's Workshop by Chris Riddell
Word Builder by Ann Whitford Paul
Whose Tools Are These? by Sharon Katz Cooper

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Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Well Into Flannel/Prop Stories
House That Jack Built (traditional version)
Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop by Lisa Shulman
Three Little Rigs by David Gordon

Props: Tool Belt, plastic tools

A House for Me
A hill is a house for an ant
A hive is a house for a bee
A hole is a house for a bunny
But a house is a house for me

A web is a house for a spider
A bird builds his nest in a tree
A pond is a home for a froggy
But a house is a house for me

Five Little Nails
Five little nails, standing strong and steady
Here I come, with my hammer reading
BAM - BAM - BAM!  The nail goes down
Now, there's just FOUR more nails to pound
(count down until none are left)


Jenny's Hammers
(Tune of: "Mary Wore Her Red Dress")
Jenny had a tool box, tool box, tool box.
Jenny had a tool box for carrying her hammers.

Jenny works with one hammer, one hammer, one hammer.
Jenny works with one hammer, then she works with two.

Jenny works with two hammers, two hammers, two hammers.
Jenny works with two hammers, then she works with three.

Jenny works with three hammers, three hammers, three hammers.
Jenny works with three hammers, then she works with four.

Jenny works with four hammers, four hammers, four hammers.
Jenny works with four hammers, then she works with five.

Jenny works with five hammers, five hammers, five hammers.
Jenny works with five hammers, and puts them all away!

Little Mouse, Little Mouse
Little Mouse, Little Mouse,
Are you in the (yellow) house?
(repeat until mouse is found)

Little Red House
Once upon a time, there was a little red house
And in that little red house, there there was little green house
And in that little green house, there was a little yellow house
And in that little yellow house, there was a little gray house
And in that little gray house, there was a little blue house
And in that little blue house, there was a little purple house
And in that little purple house, there was a mouse!

Old MacDonald Had a Tool Belt
(substitute tools for animals)

The Shovel in the Lot
(Tune of: "Wheels On the Bus")
The shovel on the lot goes
Dig, dig, dig, [make digging motions]
Dig, dig, dig, Dig, dig, dig.
The shovel on the lot goes
Dig, dig, dig,
Building a house.

The saw on the boards goes: saw, saw, saw... 
The hammer on the nails goes: pound, pound, pound...
The paintbrush on the walls goes: swish, swish, swish...

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