Construction-Toddlers

Books

Bigger! Bigger! by Leslie Patricelli
Construction by Sally Sutton
Construction Kitties by Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges
Construction Zoo by Jennifer Thorne
Digger Man by Andrea Zimmerman
Go! Go! Go! Stop! by Charise Mericle Harper
I Love Tools by Philemon Sturges
Push! Dig! Scoop! by Phonda Gowler Greene
Roadwork by Sally Sutton
Stanley the Builder by William Bee

Flannel Boards


Rhymes & Fingerplays

Johnny Taps with 1 Hammer
Johnny taps with 1 hammer, 1 hammer, 1 hammer (tap 1 hand up & down)
Johnny taps with 1 hammer, then he taps with 2.

Johnny taps with 2 hammers, 2 hammers, 2 hammers, (tap 2 hands up & down)
Johnny taps with 2 hammers, then he taps with 3.

Johnny taps with 3 hammers, 3 hammers, 3 hammers, (tap 2 hands & 1 foot up & down)
Johnny taps with 3 hammers, then he taps with 4.

Johnny taps with 4 hammers, 4 hammers, 4 hammers, (tap 2 hands & 2 feet up & down)
Johnny taps with 4 hammers and then he taps with 5!

Johnny taps with 5 hammers, 5 hammers, 5 hammer, (tap 2 hands, 2 feet, and shake head up and down)
Johnny taps with 5 hammers, then he stops!

“This Is the Way” Construction Song
Tune: This Is the Way
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.

Additional Verses:
Saw the wood…
Turn the screw…
Stack the bricks…
Stir the paint…
Paint the walls…

Music

Little Red Wagon by Old Town School of Folk Music
Wagons are fun to ride and fun to fix with your hammers.

I’ve Been Working on the Railroad by Old Town School of Folk Music
We bring out the bells for this song and make as much noise as we can while singing.

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