This idea comes from a PUBYAC compilation a few years ago for construction storytimes. It could work for a jobs theme as well. It is basically a toolbox version of the popular Little Mouse in the House flannelboard. I used the adorable Bruno the Carpenter by Lars Klinting to inspire my shapes and as the name of my carpenter.
Find Bruno’s Hammer
Place all toolboxes on the flannelboard. Hide the hammer under one of them.
“Bruno built so many toolboxes that he cannot remember in which one he put his favorite hammer. Can you help Bruno find his missing hammer? In what toolbox should we look first?”
After a color is chosen, say the following phrase before removing that color toolbox.
Bruno needs his hammer lots and lots.
Is it hiding in the (say colour) toolbox?
Repeat until the hammer is found.
Eventually, I’d like to make more tools to hide behind the toolboxes that don’t have the hammer. In theory those were going to ready for Flannel Friday, but…
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