Friday, May 25, 2012

Let's Build!

I've been working on a construction/big machines storytime for a while.  I found these five cement mixers in the dollar bin of a local grocery store and couldn't wait to use them.  I looked for a rhyme and found the song "Five Big Dump Trucks" by Pam Beall & Susan Nipp on the internet.  You can hear it at http://www.angles365.com/classroom/songsci04/fitxers/song17.swf  I changed the Dump Truck to Cement Mixer & it worked just fine.  (Linn Brown also has his own "Five Big Dump Trucks" which is a little different.)

FIVE BIG CEMENT MIXERS

Five big cement mixers rolling down the road,
Five big cement mixers rolling down the road,
One pulls off to unload.
Four big cement mixers rolling down the road,

Four big cement mixers rolling down the road,
Four big cement mixers rolling down the road,
One pulls off to unload.
Three big cement mixers rolling down the road,

Three big cement mixers rolling down the road,
Three big cement mixers rolling down the road,
One pulls off to unload
Two big cement mixers rolling down the road,

Two big cement mixers rolling down the road,
Two big cement mixers rolling down the road,
One pulls off to unload
One big cement mixer rolling down the road,

One big cement mixer rolling down the road,
One big cement mixer rolling down the road,
It pulls off to unload.
No more cement mixers rolling down the road.


I also stumbled across Addison Public Library's Rhymes & Resources on construction & building at www.addisonlibrary.org/assets/1/childrens_pdf/Construction.pdf   That's where I found Five Little Houses by Joan Hilyer Phelps from her book FINGER TALES.

Finger Tales
It fit perfectly & was so easy to do--I just used our PrintShop to find five houses, printed them on cardstock, did minimal trimming & laminated for an instant flannelboard!




I would save this last one but by adding it you might still be able to get the same jeeps I did.  I found these at Hobby Lobby in their summer crafts.  They are made from fun foam & meant to be frames but work well as flannel board pieces (I just put a little velcro on the back)

I left two of these without the window punched out so you can see your options.  If I can find the right picture of fruits/vegetables, I may put those into the frame later.  Here is the rhyme I wrote to go with them.

TEN RED JEEPS

Ten red jeeps racing in two lines,
One got a flat & then there were nine.

Nine red jeeps didn't want to be late,
One got lost & then there were eight.

Eight red jeeps with their engines rev-in',
One dropped an axle & then there were seven

Seven red jeeps racing over bricks,
One took a detour & then there were six.

Six red jeeps out for a drive,
One dodged a dog & then there were five.

Five red jeeps zooming past the shore,
One got stuck & then there were four.

Four red jeeps, tires screeching like a banshee,
One slid into a ditch & then there were three.

Three red jeeps, down the road they flew,
One lost its engine & then there were two.

Two red jeeps, each one weighing a ton,
One spun out & then there was one.

One red jeep feeling like a hero,
Completed the journey & then there were zero.

Mel is hosting Flannel Friday this week.  I'm so glad she had this wonderful idea & that so many people have joined in.  I've gotten so much from the rest of you that it is what inspires me to post on this blog.
Visit Mel at http://melissa.depperfamily.net/blog to check out all of this week's ideas.


2 comments:

Kathryn@WEN said...

Love this theme and rhymes! Thanks for sharing!!

Storytime Fun said...

I love your little trucks! Great find!

I also love the jeeps and your rhyme. So fun!

I miss having a Hobby Lobby! I went there ALL the time when I lived in Oklahoma but we don't have one here in Florida. :o(

Hope you are having a lovely weekend!
K