Today we had a fantastic time reading books about trucks! There are so many kinds of trucks that children love: dump trucks, pickup trucks, even toy trucks!
Our first book was:
Words by Karen Beaumont; Pictures by David Catrow
We went on to play a game of trash pickup using this rhyme here:
Dump trucks, dump trucks,
Cleaning up the town.
Do you see any____ trash lying around?
** I ripped up scrap pieces of colored construction paper (red, blue, orange, and green) and passed them out to the group. We chanted the phrase 3 different times, each time referring to a new color. When their color “trash” was called they came up to throw it away in the box I used as a ‘dump truck’. They loved doing this!
Our next book for the morning was:
Words and Pictures by Peggy Perry Anderson
The children really got a kick out of this one, because it involves lots of crowd participation.
Of course for our craft we made trucks. I did not supply a sample, because I wanted to see what the children would create on their own. Here are a few photos:
For more great picture books about trucks, please click here.