It’s been a slow blogging month. This was a fitting storytime theme for me given all the travel I’ve been doing lately! I don’t do toddler storytimes very often so it’s a bit tricky for me because I tend to forget how short the stories, but this time I had enough stories and activities and it came together pretty well.
Wake Up Engines by Denise Dowling Mortensen
Song: Wheels on the Bus
A Train Goes Clickety-Clack by Jonathan London
Flannelboard Game: Where Does It Go?
Bridge is Up by Babs Bell
Hurry, hurry (Tune: Ten Little Indians)
Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck (x3) ERRRRRRR!
Hurry, hurry, ring the bell (x3) Ding, ding ding ding ding
Hurry hurry climb the ladder (x3) climb, climb, climb, climb, climb (with motions)
Hurry, hurry squirt the water (x3), splash, splash, splash, splash, splash
Action Rhyme: Windshield Wiper
I’m a windshield wiper (bend arm at elbow and hold fingers up)
This is how I go (swing arm back and forth)
Back and forth, back and forth (continue motion)
In the rain and snow
Red Light, Green Light by Anastasia Suen
Action Rhyme: “Green Says Go” (accompanied by green, yellow and red felt circles)
Green says, “Go!” (march quickly)
Go! Go! Go!
Yellow says, “Slow!” (march slowly)
And red says, “Stop!” (stop and freeze)
Go! Go! Go! (march fast)
Slow…slow…slow (march slowly)
and STOP! (stop)
Credit: Toddler Storytime via Storytime Katie
The airplane has great big wings: (arms outstretched)
Its propeller spins around and sings, “Vvvvvv!” (make one arm go round)
The airplane goes up: (lift arms)
The airplane goes down: (lower arms)
The airplane flies high (arms outstretched, turn body around)
Over the town!
Good Night Engines by Denise Dowling Mortensen. A nice bookend to the beginning story by her.
Movie: Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
Update: Preschool Vehicles Storytime post may also be of interest.