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Transportation Storytime

September 10, 2011

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

Train Goes Clickety-clack


Flannelboard Game: Where Does It Go?

Where Does It Go flannelboard

Bridge is Up by Babs Bell

Bridge is Up

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

Stoplight flannelboard

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
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.

good night engines

Movie: Duck on a Bike by David Shannon

Update: Preschool Vehicles Storytime post may also be of interest.

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