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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Storytime: Tools

Storytime for ages 3-8 and their families, with a craft.
I was inspired by Sarah at Awesome Storytime!


Toolbox Twins
by Lola M. Schaefer and pictures by Melissa Iwai

 Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop
by Lisa Shulman and pictures by Ashely Wolff
Highlight of the whole storytime!

Whose Tools Are These?: A Look at Tools Workers Use - Big, Sharp, and Smooth (Whose Is It?)
by Sharon Katz Cooper and pictures by Amy Bailey Muehlenhardt
I simplified this book significantly and just turned it into a guessing game.

I Love Tools!
by Philemon Sturges and pictures by Shari Halpern

Monkey with a Tool Belt
by Chris Monroe

The Toolbox by Anne and Harlow Rockwell
Tools by Taro Miura
Tools by Ann Morris and pictures by Ken Heyman


This is the way we pound our nails,
Pound our nails, pound our nails.
This the way we pound our nails,
So early in the morning.

Saw the wood.
Turn the screwdriver.
Drill a hole.
Stack the bricks.
Stir the paint.
Paint the walls.

Johnny Works With One Hammer
Traditional, but I got my lyrics from Songs for Teaching

Johnny works with one hammer,
(Hammer one fist lightly on leg)
One hammer, one hammer.
Johnny works with one hammer,
And then he works with two.

Two hammers
(Hammer both fists on legs)
Three hammers
(Hammer both fists on legs and one foot on the floor)
Four hammers
(Hammer both fists on legs and both feet on the floor)

Final verse:
Johnny works with five hammers,
(Hammer both fists on legs, both feet on floor, and nod head down and up)
Five hammers, five hammers.
Johnny works with five hammers,
And then he goes to sleep.
(Rest head on joined palms, pretending to sleep)


Tool Belt Craft

Ready-To-Go Storytimes: Fingerplays, Scripts, Patterns, Music and More 
by Gail Benton and Trisha Waichulaitis

Similar to this, but with a copy-ready pattern.
I had teen volunteers cut out the pieces ahead of time and let kids cut out the belt portion and color their tools.