I had a lot of transportation books hanging around my desk this week, so I combined them into a themed story time. Both sessions were identical with the exception of one song. Session one had about 20 children, and session two had 32.
Opening song: Hello song
For the verses, we clapped our hands, tapped our heads, and wiggled our fingers.
Song: The Wheels on the Bus
Song: Drive, Drive, Drive Your Car (session 1); If You'd Like to Read a Book (session 2)
Book: The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom
Song: There's a Little Wheel A-Turnin' in my Heart
Book: Trucks Go Pop by Bob Staake
Song: Five in the Truck
This song was a bomb the first session, and a wonderful hit during the second. I brought out my stuffed hen both times, and that seemed to get the kids' attention, but I wish I'd had a truck or a feltboard to go with it. If I keep using this one, I'll have to make one.
Song: Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Book: Down by the Station by Jennifer Riggs Vetter, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz
Song: I'm a Little Teapot
Song: One, Two, I Love You (Numbers Are Our Friends)
Book: Window Music by Anastasia Suen, illustrated by Wade Zahares
Song: Monkeys on the Bed
Closing song: Skinnamarink