Movers & Diggers Storytime

Movers & Diggers Storytime

Movers & Diggers BooklistBig construction machines are a fascination for most young children and we'll indulge and encourage this love all week at Handley Regional Library Storytimes! Head over to one of our three locations for a storytime event and pick up some great construction books while you're there. If you'd like a few ideas to get you started, type the tag: #let'sbuild into our online catalog search from any computer. 

As always, we'll enjoy some songs and activities to bring the storytime theme alive. Here are a few tunes to get you moving and digging into some great construction fun. 

Five Big Dump Trucks
Five big dump trucks rolling down the road.
(Hold up fingers then roll hands.)
Five big dump trucks rolling down the road.
One pulls out to unload.
Four big dump trucks rolling down the road.

Four big dump trucks…

Three big dump trucks…

Two big dump trucks…

One big dump truck… no more dump trucks…

See the Dump Truck
(Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)
See the dump truck drive so slow,
It must have a great big load!
Full of dirt or maybe rocks,
Working hard it never stops.
See the dump truck drive so slow,
It must have a great big load!
 
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)

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

Scoop and Dump
(Tune: “Skip To My Lou”)
Scoop! Goes ditch digger in the dirt.
(Bend low, raise arms high)
Scoop! Goes ditch digger in the dirt.
Scoop! Goes ditch digger in the dirt.
Scoop up all the dirt!

Reach up high with the crane.
(Cup hands, hold high)
Reach up high with the crane.
Reach up high with the crane.
Hold the dirt up high!

Dump the dirt into the truck.
(Reach high, drop hands to knees)
Dump the dirt into the truck.
Dump the dirt into the truck.
Haul it all away!