Let’s Build! Stories

Did your child love one of our storytime books this week?  You can find them and more suggested books in our catalog under the tag: #let’sbuild

Let’s Build Stories: 

Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays to Share:

Bumpity Bumpity Goes the Trump Truck
Bumpity bumpity goes the dump truck,
Bumpity bumpity goes the dump truck,
Bumpity bumpity goes the dump truck,
Dump out the load (Tip child to the side)

Jamie Works with One Hammer
Jamie works with one hammer, one hammer, one hammer, (pound one fist on ground)
Jamie works with one hammer, and now he works with two! (pound two fists on ground)

Jamie works with two hammers, two hammers, two hammers, (pound two fists on ground)
Jamie works with two hammers, and now he works with three!  (pound two fists and stomp one foot)

Jamie works with three hammers, three hammers, three hammers, (pound two fists and stomp one foot)
Jamie works with three hammers, and now he works with four! (pound two fists and stomp both feet)

Jamie works with four hammers, four hammers, four hammers, (pound two fists and stomp both feet)
Jamie works with four hammers, and now he needs a nap! (collapse onto ground)

Cranes
Cranes reach up
(reach up)
Cranes reach down
(reach down)
Cranes reach out,
(reach straight out.)
And all around.
(turn around).

Five Little Nails
Five little nails, standing straight and steady
Here I come with my hammer ready!
Bam, bam, bam! That nail goes down.
Now there’s just four nails to pound.

Construction Worker Song (Tune: “Here we Go Round the Mulberry Bush”)
This is the way we pound our nails,
pound our nails, pound our nails.
This is the way we pound our nails,
So early in the morning

Other verses:
saw our wood
use a screwdriver
drill a hole
stack the bricks
paint the walls
stir the paint

London Bridge

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady.

Verses: Build it up with sticks and stones …

Build it up with iron bars …

 

We hope to see you at storytime!

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