Preschool Storytime – Things that Go! – 9/30/15

Hello everyone!  This week we will talk about things that go on land, sea and air!

Opening song – “So Happy You’re Here Today!”  by Hap Palmer

Magnetic Board- Transportation Sort Game – The children will help me sort out pictures of modes of transportation of what flies in the sky, what floats in the water, and what moves on land.

Book – My Truck is Stuck! – by Kevin Lewis- When a dump truck haulin a great big load gets stuck in the mud, steadily larger vehicles try to pull it out.

Song – “Bumpity-bumpity goes the dump truck”- Have children Hop around

Tune: Ten Little Indians

Bumpity-bumpity goes the dump truck,
Bumpity-bumpity goes the dump truck,
Bumpity-bumpity goes the dump truck,
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuump out the load


Book – Who Is Driving? by Leo Timmers – From fire trucks to convertibles and snails to elephants, here’s a book that’s full of children’s favorites! Kids can solve the puzzle: which animal is driving which vehicle?

Song – “Hurry, Hurry drive the fire truck!”

Tune: Bumping Up and Down, but with a straighter rhythm. It’s good to do this one two or three times, a little faster each time. After all, fire fighters have to go FAST.)

Hurry, hurry! Drive the fire truck!
Hurry, hurry! Drive the fire truck!
Hurry, hurry! Drive the fire truck!
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!

Hurry, hurry! Climb the ladder…
Hurry, hurry! Squirt the water…
Hurry, hurry! Save the people….
Hurry, hurry! Put the fire out….


Book – In the Driver’s Seat – by Max Haynes – A driving lesson becomes a wild ride through countryside and city streets, with an unexpected conclusion.

Book – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! – by Mo Willems – When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you’ve never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate.

Book – The Wheels on the Race Car by Alexander Zane – With new words that swing to the rhythm of “The Wheels on the Bus,” The author  moves the favorite song from school bus to a racetrack run by a zoo full of animals


Closing Song – “Shout and Whisper” by Hap Palmer

-Miss Ellen


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