spiderweb after

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole

Today was week four of building storytime!

After our opening rhyme, we read Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen. This is a favorite of mine. Sam and Dave dig a very large hole, hoping to find something “spectacular.” The kids loved pointing out the buried treasures that Sam and Dave kept nearly uncovering.

After our book, we talked a bit about buried treasure and treasure maps. We talked about how x marks the spot the treasure is buried at, and we came up with some ideas for what we could put on our map: lakes, trees, mountains, forests, volcanoes, hills, etc. Then the kids made their own treasure maps, using a great template from Scholastic UK.

treasure map

When the kids were finished coloring their maps, they played with Straws and Connectors, which are one of my favorite building toys. They’re great for fine motor development, and the kids make some really cool structures.

As the kids played, I took four of them at a time to a table with some discarded magazines on it. They ripped some pages out, crumpled them into balls, and then threw them at what was essentially a giant spiderweb:

They loved this game, and it was so easy to get ready. I found this activity on Hands On As We Grow.

Before our last book, we repeated our “Five in the Truck” rhyme:

There were five in the truck
And the little hen clucked,
Move over, move over!
So they all moved over,
And one fell out…

There were four in the truck…
There were three in the truck…
There were two in the truck…

One hen in the truck
And the little hen clucked,
I’ve go the whole truck to myself,
I’ve got the whole truck to myself,
I’ve got the whole truck to myself!

We finished with Road Work Ahead by Anastasia Suen and Jannie Ho, about all the jobs there are to do when working on a road. We finished with out closing rhyme, as always.

Next week we’ll have our last week of building storytime!

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