Thursday, August 18, 2016

Construction Set

I have a little friend in my class...perhaps a day has gone by during which he hasn't mentioned diggers, but I don't think so.  Let's just say he likes diggers.  A lot.  A whole lot!  And lately he's been spending time in the Book Corner using the flannel board sets we have there.  I decided it was about time we had a set of felt construction workers and vehicles, and why not throw in a few cones and bricks and piles of dirt?  Let the wild rumpus start!

Librarians!  These would work nicely to have out for children's independent use after a construction story time. Maybe you'd read Diggers Go by Steve Light, or Demolition by Sally Sutton.  And there's always Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia... So many good books to read on this topic!  I'd probably go ahead and sing TRUCK (or here) and maybe play Little Duck Little Duck, are you in the ________ Truck to round things out :)  And here's a link to some construction-themed rhymes and finger plays.

I realized after I finished gluing on the hats that I forgot to make female workers!  I'm going to see if I can dismantle one of those guys and stick some braids on...




A two-worker, three-truck version of this set is available at my Etsy shop--please come browse around!

Flannel Friday is being hosted this week by Laura at Library LaLaLand  Check out the round up there, and don't forget to find more amazing flannel board ideas at Pinterest and Facebook and the Flannel Friday Blog!



2 comments:

  1. Thanks Keith :) One of my kids said "this is a really good digger" the other day, so I guess they aren't too shabby!

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