The Transportation Storytime I posted last year was geared to Toddlers. This storytime plan works better with preschoolers since some of the stories are longer (The Scrubbly Bubbly Car Wash) or require a level of knowledge for full participation (like Who is Driving?) that most toddlers aren’t ready for.
What Do Wheels Do All Day? by April Jones Prince, ill by Giles Laroche
Wheels on the Trike
The wheels on the trike go round and round,
Round and Round, round and round
The wheels on the trike go round and round
All through the town
The pedals on the trike go up and down…
The streamers on the trike go swish-swish-swish…
The bell on the trike goes ding-a-ling-a-ling…
Scrubbly Bubbly Car Wash by Irene O’Garden, illustrated by Cynthia Jabar
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
Who is Driving? by Leo Timmers — A fun interactive guessing story. A negative (the lack of connection between many of the panels) can be a positive if the kids are getting restless because you can easily just do parts of the book.
Action Rhyme: “Green Says Go”
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
Fast Food by Saxton Freymann — So fun to see the cars and more made from fruits and vegetables!
Flannelboard: Where Does It Go? After some fumbling around, we get the vehicles to their proper surface.
Road Work Ahead by Anastasia Suen — Can’t end storytime until including preschoolers’ beloved construction vehicles!