Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

The weather let up enough for us to have story time this week! Our theme for the month is things that go, so our books were full of action and movement.

Our first story was Kate and Jim McMullan’s I’m Fast!, about a train and a car who decide to have a race. Along the way, the train introduces the reader to all the different types of train cars. One of my favorite things about this book is all the noises the train makes; the kids had fun making their own train and car noises as the book progressed.

Our second story was also a big hit. Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld is all about what happens on a construction site when the sun sets and it’s time for bed. This one was a favorite with the kids, and they were really engaged with both the story itself and with the pictures, which had all kinds of adorable details (one of the construction vehicles sleeps with a tiny teddy bear).

After our stories, we went to our stations:

Station 1: Wooden cars and laminated printable roads from Picklebums.

Station 2: Block puzzles and a giant floor puzzle of a train.

Station 3: Play-Doh and laminated transport playdough mats from Twinkl (free registration required).

Station 4: Markers, clothespins, and Popsicle sticks for making airplanes. We colored our sticks and clothespins and then clamped the clothespin on the Popsicle stick. They were incredibly easy to make, and the kids had lots of fun flying them around the room when they were finished. I don’t have a picture of ours, but they looked like the examples found on The Crafty Mummy.

Next week we’ll have more stories about things that move!

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