Blocks and Building
Show different picture examples of buildings- towers, office building, house. Then show examples of blocks or other building materials like cups, playing cards, building straws. Today we are sharing books about blocks and building and in just a few minutes we will work together to build on of these fun examples.
Rex Wrecks It! By Ben Clanton
Bigger, Bigger By Leslie Patricelli
Block City By Robert Louise Stevenson
Crash! Boom! A Math Tale By Robie H. Harris
Building Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building By Christy Hale
This Is Big
This is big, big, big (Hold arms to the side)
This is small, small, small (Cups hand together)
This is short, short, short (Hold hands with palms facing each other)
This is tall, tall, tall (Reach one hand above head)
This is fast, fast, fast (Circle fists quickly)
This is slow, slow, slow (Circle fists slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes (Nod head)
This is no, no, no (Shake head no)
Credit Storytime Katie
A wiggle wiggle here,
A wiggle wiggle there,
Wiggle your hands up in the air.
Wiggle your shoulders,
Wiggle your hips,
Wiggle your knees,
And move your lips.
Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle.
And wiggle some more –
And now let’s sit down on the floor.
Credit Storytime Katie
Fingerplay: “Dance Your Fingers Up”
Dance your fingers up, dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side, dance them all around
Dance them on your shoulders, dance them on you head
Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed
Credit: Best Kids Book Site and Storytime Katie
Laurie Berkner- CD I Really Love to Dance
I Took a Bath in a Washing Machine Song By Jim Gill CD
The Silly Dance Contest Song By Jim Gill CD
The List of Dances Song By Jim Gill CD
Shake My Sillies Out By Raffi CD
Kidz Bop Greatest Hits CD (2016) Popular clean versions of radio songs like Uptown Funk, Happy, Shake It Off , Call Me Maybe, Gangnam Style, etc.
Row Row Row Your Boat Song, If your Happy and You Know It, Skip to My Lou, Hokey Pokey- from Songs For Wiggle Worms CD- By Old Town School of Folk Music
Have a building party! Get out different building materials- wood or foam blocks, red plastic cups, boxes, legos, duplos, plastic straws (colored), marshmallows or gum drops and toothpicks. either have the children build alone or as teams of 2-3 depending on the size of your group. Give them different picture examples of things to build. Gather them to compete for speed relays- set a timer and see how high they can build a tower, a bridge etc.
Blocks of Fun activities
Duplo Block Painting
Color Block Puzzles
Lego Pattern Cards
Math block Activities for Preschool
Block activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers